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My '02 gets up to 105 in traffic all the time. The fan kicks in, it cools down to 101 or 102. Do you hear the fan kick in when it gets there? Best way to cool it down is to move, get the air flowing through the radiator.


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Welcome! I think your radiator fan should kick in around that temp, have you heard it? Hopefully the fan will keep the temp from rising. I've hit about 220 F, which I think is about even with your 105 C.

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Here's an idea for you to do in your spare time.
Take your bike, and go for a nice spirited ride. Bring it back to your house nice and hot, and let it idle in your driveway, and just watch the temp gauge rise.

Now pay attention to the bike. Listen for the fan to kick on, and jot down what temp that happens at. Listen for the fan to turn off, and jot down what temp that happened at. Let it just idle there for 10-20 minutes.

Did it ever get anywhere close to the 120C temp that the book says it overheats at? Probably not.

These engines are designed to run quite hot, that's how they make the amount of power they do, but as long as the fan works, and the thermostat works, and there's coolant in it, it should never over heat, no matter how long you're stuck in traffic.

And if you ever wanted to, there's enough room on the radiator to add a second fan to bring the temps down even quicker.

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Hi everyone i'm new to the seen my name is Adam i live in Sydney Australia i've only had my '03 ZX6R for a week now and i noticed it gets quite hot waiting in traffic when u get stuck and at lights it say's in the manual it will over heat at 120 degrees celcius mine heats up to 105 waiting for traffic and thats on a warmish day, hate to see what happens on a hot day like were notorios for? Any help or ideas on how to keep the temperature down would be much appreciated??
 

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I haven't had any overheating problems yet (hasn't broke 80 yet). But I switched my coolant over to Engine Ice anyhow based on the advice of a few local riders and what I've read over at SBN. http://www.engineice.cc/ The guys who do run it say they see around a 10-20 degree drop in operating temp during the summer.

-2000 ZX-6R.....
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