well after 250 it just blinks HIGH, HIGH, HIGH. i let it sit for a few minutes and started it up and it cooled down, not by much though. i kept repeating that til it was down to like 220. it was at about 230ish when i stopped.Originally posted by caz
the fan on my 03 will run for like 10-15 seconds after it's shut off and then it stops.. what kind of temps were you running?
Ditto... 228 I think was the highest I've seen. 100F weather and stop and go traffic.Originally posted by calen636
Dang, I don't think mines ever gotten much above 225 and that was when stuck sitting in traffic idling in 90+ and high humidity...
+1 on the above. I've done track days in 100* heat which means 110* on the track, running very high RPMs and never had a problem. Don't even think I hit 220*. Check your coolant resevoir. Also, check your hoses. I've heard many people have found loose hoses and were leaking coolant because of it.Originally posted by BrandonM7
I don't think that's normal. I've never really beaten on my bike constantly (like a track day,) but I've run the piss out of it for a long time in ~100° weather, and I've never seen over 220° on the guage. Maybe you should make sure your coolant level is up where it should be for starters.
Of course it's normal for it to "heat up" but in no way is it "normal" for it to get above 250* and blink. If that was normal, it wouldn't blink. A simple coolant flush won't help much if he has a leak. The original poster has an '06 so the coolant should not need flushed at this stage.Originally posted by Kalvin00
Well, actually it's very normal for it to heat up.
You've been running the motor hard, it's super heated now....what happens when you suddenly stop the airflow over the radiator? The very hot block transfers more heat to coolant, temp goes up....
Sounds like its time for a coolant flush though.
I went back over this thread and if I missed it, I apologize but I didn't see anywhere if you checked your coolant level (as suggested by BrandonM7) in the resevoir when the enging is cold? Or hell, even hot for that matter. Is there coolant showing in your resevoir?? If not, there's your answer or at least an indication of where to look next. (Hoses, clamps, etc.). Check that before you do anything else.Originally posted by stryder420
I was stuck behind them like a few seconds at a time, but there were alot of cars and i kept the rpm's high because i was trying to pass them(some of them being ass's and making it hard for me to pass) makes me kinda worried though. ive taken it to other canyons but didnt run it as hard.