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I'm concerned about overheating. Especially you guys with '03 6r's, i was wondering what temp. your bike normally runs at when you're moving (on normal roads at like 40 or 50 mph, which is my max now cause im still breakin her in; it sux! anyway...) and how quickly and to what temps. your bike gets to when stopped at a red light or something. While riding my bikes at like 150 degreed F or so, and when stopped at a light, it quickly goes to 170 or so, and at a long light, sometimes even 180 or 190.

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put some ice cold nestea ice tea inside the gas tank..."it cools you to the core" your bike will then start shivering from the cold
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by the way, i don't know waht the normal operating temps are...just felt like replying for no stupid reason

Originally posted by ImportRacer140

I'm concerned about overheating. Especially you guys with '03 6r's, i was wondering what temp. your bike normally runs at when you're moving (on normal roads at like 40 or 50 mph, which is my max now cause im still breakin her in; it sux! anyway...) and how quickly and to what temps. your bike gets to when stopped at a red light or something. While riding my bikes at like 150 degreed F or so, and when stopped at a light, it quickly goes to 170 or so, and at a long light, sometimes even 180 or 190.

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dont worry about overheating your liquid cooler with a fan. normall temp is like 180 for me and at lights i get around 214-219. My fa kicks on at 219. In heavy traffic I'm always up around 214-219.
but the outside temp here is always at least in the 90's here even at night. So your temp might not get up that hot as quickly. Oh and i have an '03 636

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Aiigh, thanx a lot. I bet my engine temp is gonna get even higher, closer to yours, later on. Cause right now i've been riding in 40-60 F weather. I've never had the fan go on yet. Still, i cant wait till the summer.

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You are just fine, until you go over about 230. That is when things start to boil. I have had mine up to 225 and not even worried at all. You are just fine at 190.

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yeah what they said... i have a '03 it stays around 150 or so when i'm cruising and sitting at a long light will get up in the 210-215 range until i get moving again

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yeah, same thing here too. I've noticed when driving around town and constantly stopping it'd be up to 205-215 and I started worrying cuz it's not even hot here yet, like around 60/70 degrees.

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Let me just in here.

In colder weather, I notice the cruising temperature is around 156°-160° degrees.

Warmer weather I am cruising at 170°-180° degrees.

Usually the bike wont get above 180° unless I am at a stop light on slow traffic. I personally don't like to see if go above 200°, but I think about 210°-215° is the highest I've seen it go.

The warning LED doesn't even come on until the bike (02 model) is between 239° and 248° degrees. And that's just the LED. Over 249° and the LCD display changes to "HI" and I think at that point the LED starts to blink.

So I wouldn't even let it bother you until it hit 225° or higher.

If I see the bike is heating up I'll sometimes change my route to find a road that has some definite open space, even if it's out of the way. Cruise a bit and it brings the temp right back down.

As far as a temperature change rule of thumb, your red light temp should probably be about 10/15/20 degrees higher than your cruising temerature. That of course varies on the temperature where you live and the red light time, etc.

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>>The warning LED doesn't even come on until the bike (02 model) is between 239° and 248° degrees. And that's just the LED. Over 249° and the LCD display changes to "HI" and I think at that point the LED starts to blink.??

Good reason to use Mobil One 15W 50, no?



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I am not a mechanicaly inclined person so this might be a dumb question. How does a different type of oil effect your engine temp?

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oil reduces friction between metal parts. metals parts that rub together seize(s/p?). oil is a lubricant and reduces friction/heat between these metal parts. its cool to use the oil that is recommended, no matter who make it, as long as you change it regularly.

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The W measures oil viscosity. The higher the number, the higher the viscosity (resistance to flow and molecular breakdown).

The lower number (15) indicates the viscosity when cold, the higher number (50) when hot.

This 15W 50 gives you a wider band of viscosity than say, 10-40. More importantly, at higher engine and oil temps, the 50 will breakdown at a higher temp than the 40.

Research also shows that synthetic oil will go for more miles before its viscosity stability is impaired.

So, syn is the way to go!



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