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two potential issues.

So earlier this spring I overheated my bike....up near 260+ Thank god I didnt warp the head or blow a gasket. My fan wasnt coming on at the right temp (220ish) I said screw it and wired my own switch so now I can turn my fan on when I want....like around 190 degrees and rolling into a set of lights. Today on my ride it was 85 degrees out and even with my fan on at a long light the temp would climb to 218-220.........normal? It climb slowlely, Id say a degree every 5 seconds, but still......once we took off again up over 35 MPH it would cool down. am I just paranoid?

The second thing is my bike seems to vibrate a lot up over 8000RPM. It still pulls and there are no unusual noises but seems.... not quite normal. There is nothing as far as noises or anything else to suspect a problem but vibration. Normal? Normally when I have it that high in the revs it only for a second or two right before I shift but if I keep it there for a few second it vibrates my legs.

Before everyone tells me that wiring in my own switch I will say that its nice to be able to control when the fan comes on but sooner or later Ill just replace the temp sender and leave the fan to the Honda engineers

So whats up? Am I just paranoid with both these things?
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Re: two potential issues.

Paranoid...

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If the temperature of the bike has not reached the temperature needed for the thermostat to open, then the fan would therefore be useless as there would be no water passing through the radiator.

When the temperature comes up next time (to the temp the fan used to kick in i.e. 220), switch the fan on and record in your mind whether the temperature goes down a few degrees.

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Re: two potential issues.

good to hear. Im so paranoid. I obsess about everything!
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If the temperature of the bike has not reached the temperature needed for the thermostat to open, then the fan would therefore be useless as there would be no water passing through the radiator.

When the temperature comes up next time (to the temp the fan used to kick in i.e. 220), switch the fan on and record in your mind whether the temperature goes down a few degrees.
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Im so paranoid. I obsess about everything!


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