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2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

I am starting to worry that my RR is getting too hot in traffic. Im hitting 225-230. is that normal or should i do something???? any thoughts
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

I was wondering the same thing.... my 954 runs 220 or so while I'm sitting in traffic. does anyone know of some way to bring the temp down to the 180s. Larger radiator, Antifreeze tricks?
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

bigger ot another fan
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

Running two radaitor fans isn't a good idea as it will draw too much load from the battery and you want the rest of your electrical system to function correctly. If certain components don't get the correct voltage/amperage because of a second fan starving them.


Drain your cooling system, run DISTILLED water and then an entire bottle of WaterWetter brand cooling aid. Don't get engine ice..it only works temporarily, but if you only need it to work for a few months then engine ice will do the job also. Engine Ice loses its potency over time.

Water Wetter will help your bike run at least 15-20 degrees cooler.
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

My 929 gets up to 220 idling in traffic, at this point the fan start. As a mechanic I know that most cars run their cooling fans at this temperature also, I consider it normal operation. If you live in a hot climate you may want to consider adding a switch to manually control the fan. If your temperature gets to 230 that might be a bit on the high side. Fireblades usually have their rads plugged with bugs and road debris so I would start there. I have not cleaned mine yet but when I do the rad will probably have to come out. There are commercial cleaning products used for cleaning heat exchangers and A/C evaporators and condensers. I would use one of these and a pressure washer. If your rad is clean then you may want to flush the cooling system and change the thermostat. Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensors can also cause this problem.
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

What is WaterWetter? will it keep the water pump lubricated? Will it protect the engine from freezing?
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

first of all
do not pour the entire bottle into a bike

the directions specifically say 2-3 cap fuls per quart of distilled water.

yes it is designed to lubricate the pump and fight corrosion

and yes 220-230 is normal for idle

+1 for the not using engine ice
although it works, it is not always legal for track use. many tracks will only allow water and water wetter
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

with Water Wetter will it freeze at 32 degrees?
where can i get it?

wont a pressure washer bend up the blades on the radiator?
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

The pressure washer can bend the blades on the rad if you are not careful. So that's a good point of caution to mention. I have cleaned a lot of air conditioning stuff as well as rads this way and have not bent any fins yet. I have seen rotten copper rads where the fins came right out with the pressure washer, but if this happens it's a good indication the rad was junk to begin with.
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

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first of all
do not pour the entire bottle into a bike

the directions specifically say 2-3 cap fuls per quart of distilled water.

yes it is designed to lubricate the pump and fight corrosion

and yes 220-230 is normal for idle

+1 for the not using engine ice
although it works, it is not always legal for track use. many tracks will only allow water and water wetter
LOL... guess i neglected to read the instructions on the bottle... not usually something I do.

Cleaning the bugs and road grime out of the radiator cooling fins is a good idea, I tend to forget some parts of the country get a lot of insects.

Changing the thermostat is just insurance.. in case the odd ball chance it did sieze closed or part way closed. You can also put you're thermostate in a pan of water, bring it to a boil on the stove and see if the stat opens when hot and then closes when cooled down.

WaterWetter is NOT antifreeze so yes it will freeze.. but since your running around 230F degrees I don't think you're at risk for freezing temps in your area are you? You can run antifreeze together with WaterWetter if it makes you feel safer. It's sold at most all auto parts stores. Cycle Gear sells it here so you may try your local motorcycle shop.
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

Yea normally at 220ish im not worryed about it freezing...but i needed to know to keep it in mind for winter.

Yea cycle gear is just down the road, thanks.
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

its getting that hot and its not even in the 80's yet it has only been like 75ish
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

water wetter and distilled water ...or


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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

Water wetters work on a surfacant principle which is that it breaks the surface tension of water so that it dooes not boil over versus ethylene glycol which is a water soluble chemical that changes the boiling and freezing points of the solution. Watter wetter will not protect your engine in cold weather it does not lower the freezing point of the solution. What it does is evaporate along with water on the track and not leave an almost impossible to clean slick spot as well as depressing the boiling point of water by breaking the surface tension of water.

This information pertains to the original water wetter brand. Some of the silicate based coolants can not be mixed with water and your system has to be thoroughly flushed of all ethylene glycol coolant and water.
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Re: 2006 1000RR TEMP HELP??

My '05 runs 178 on cool mornings and up to 236 on hot days in traffic. I think the manual say's to stop riding at 250 as that's the point its too hot.
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