Overheating problems KLX450R? - KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
Intermediate Member
 
user8382's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Keller/ Dfw, Texas.
Posts: 1,137
          
Overheating problems KLX450R?

Anyone experiencin any overheating problems and /or have a cure?

Thanks
user8382 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 12:15 PM
Intermediate Member
 
uuc328's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: DFW
Posts: 1,642
           
did you ever find a fix?
uuc328 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2009, 10:23 PM
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville NC
Posts: 2
 
I get the same problem with my 08 kx 450 when im riding on trails. It stay alot cooler when im riding tracks and i keep it wined out
Kawihead is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-31-2009, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Intermediate Member
 
user8382's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Keller/ Dfw, Texas.
Posts: 1,137
          
I was asked by someone about the overheating; I can't even remember who asked me Getting old I guess?

The Need for Speed Driven to Modify; Driven to Ride Modified!
user8382 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 10:46 AM
Jr. Member
 
MerC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.
Posts: 74
    
Send a message via AIM to MerC Send a message via MSN to MerC
Trail riding can be pretty brutal on these bikes. They have no fan to force air through the radiator. I've seen a lot of bikes start to boil out the caps on trail rides. Best thing you can do is always try to stay moving, once it happens though just let it sit and cool off. You could run engine ice radiator fluid in the bike for a better cooling coolant. I'm not sure if after market water pumps would improve cooling performance too?

2005 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
-Metzler M3's, Shogun cut frame sliders, Goodridge steel braided brake lines, Pazo shorty gold brake and clutch levers, clear alternatives brake and turn signals
2007 Kawasaki KX450F
-Full Pro Circuit Suspenion and Shock Linkage, ASV Pro Clutch and Brake Levers
MerC is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 04:06 PM
Powerhungry
 
nevada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Yakima, Wa..... 2005 636
Posts: 35,520
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by MerC View Post
Trail riding can be pretty brutal on these bikes. They have no fan to force air through the radiator. I've seen a lot of bikes start to boil out the caps on trail rides. Best thing you can do is always try to stay moving, once it happens though just let it sit and cool off. You could run engine ice radiator fluid in the bike for a better cooling coolant. I'm not sure if after market water pumps would improve cooling performance too?
no fan? wth...
even my old ass quad has a fan

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7452561/


ERIN

PM me for info about contributing to Erins boob job. pics in the link above.
nevada is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 04:25 PM
Intermediate Member
 
uuc328's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: DFW
Posts: 1,642
           
no stop and go at the track plus anything "unnecessary" is left off the bike to help weight down.
uuc328 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 02:08 AM
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 14
 
of course your old ass qaud has fan they go to slow get any air movement ha j/k ,, i put a 1.6 kx 500 rad cap on mine and cured the boiling over problem when riding in the mountains. other wise engine ice is just b/s in a bottle as far as i am concerned. i have no problems now with high psi cap
rick0424 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 10:18 PM
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
 
powerback klx450 kit

has any one heard of or used the PowerBack Kawasaki KLX 450R kit? this supposedly gives it more power and better gas mileage , that is a nice bonus that i would not mind but i noticed the first thing it says it does it control overheating and it seems every one with the klx has the overheating problem
05250xrdr is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 12:56 PM
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
 
KLX-450r overheating

I live in Honduras, Central America, with temperatures from 30 to 40 centigrade.
Overheating in my KLX-450r has been reduced considerably since I removed the exhaust system and changed to a 52 rear sproket, instead of the 50 rear sproket that came with the bike.
I hope this helps anyone...
rcorrales is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome