Join Date: 05-24-2003
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Re: Blade Runneth Hot: Normal or not
Ok the bike is relatively new, 2001 with 1015 miles. Got it with 360 miles a couple of weeks ago. While running on the freeway or anywhere I get good airflow the temp hoovers around 180 sometime 175 other times 185. However, when I get in town with stop and go the temp climbs to 210 to 220 before the fan kicks on. Is this normal?
The coolant siphon/overlfow has good level but still went through the pain in the arse fairing removal so I could gander into the radiator and it looks like it is 100% antifreeze. I believe that if it were 50% percent, it would cool better. I will not change anything until I hear from the experts. Being a relatively new bike, I would not suspect water pump or radiator problems but one never knows with a used bike.
Can you say 6 in a ROW!!!!