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post #1 of 28 Old 04-22-2009, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Where does your temp needle hover ??

Just got my wreck back on the road and the temp gauge stays at the top of the white, is that normal? This is around town but I need to know before I hit the road. I do hear the fan running sometimes so I know it works. plenty of coolant in the overflow but I do have a small leak on the lower right side edge from the road rash.

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post #2 of 28 Old 04-22-2009, 09:48 AM
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mine runs barely off the cold... unless i am parked idleing then it will go to the middle and then when the bike moves again..



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Mine is normally just above cold while riding. In stop and go downtown traffic and sitting at lights it will maybe come 1/2 way up the gauge, and then the fan starts kicking in to keep things in check. Never seen it get near hot.

If that gauge as calibrated as well as the speedo I wouldn't worry about where it sits exactly. I'd pay attention to how much the fan runs instead. Very little or none at all if you stay on the move, and on / off in normal cycles poking around in a hot traffic jam.

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Mine mainly sits in the gap in the line just above cold. Even in stop and go driving in the summer it's never gone past halfway up.

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Freeway riding - temp needle sits just above "Cold".

Slowing down in rush hour traffic - the needle moves into the mid range of the scale within 3-4 minutes.

Stop & go rush-hour traffic on a hot day (90s)? The temp needle moves up to 75%-80% of the top of the scale. The electric fan seems to be able to keep it here.

We will see how it handles 100-degree temps in rush hour traffic. This '07 919 is my daily driver in Texas Traffic

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same as all the other comments. Moving at a decent speed it stays right at the mark. In town it will go up to the middle. On a real hot day in real slow traffic, maybe 75%.

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Sounds like the dreaded 919 coolant airlock!

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Sounds like the dreaded 919 coolant airlock!
Agreed. If there is a leak of coolant out, air could be getting in. Recommend remediation of the leak and a good burp of the air.

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Sounds like the dreaded 919 coolant airlock!
which one sounds like that??



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Mine also runs in the gap just above cold, tends upward to halfway if idling for a while, then right back down when you get going...

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.......I do have a small leak on the lower right side edge from the road rash.
A leak is bad.

The cooling system must hold pressure to be effective. Without pressure, and with a way for air to get into the system when cooling, all bets are off. Strange things will happen; none of them good. Gauges will lie to you, etc, etc...

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I have noticed that mine runs a little warmer since I installed an aftermarked exhaust. I think it's because it runs less rich. It still never gets above mid way up the gage. It just seems to heat up quicker if I get stuck in traffic.

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good call, I will fix the leak first. Is there info on how to burp the system on here? thanks

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Freeway riding - temp needle sits just above "Cold".

Slowing down in rush hour traffic - the needle moves into the mid range of the scale within 3-4 minutes.

Stop & go rush-hour traffic on a hot day (90s)? The temp needle moves up to 75%-80% of the top of the scale. The electric fan seems to be able to keep it here.

We will see how it handles 100-degree temps in rush hour traffic. This '07 919 is my daily driver in Texas Traffic
My 07 Aussie Hornet is pretty much the same, except on the days we get of 113 + farenheit if you are in traffic the fans never stop, and it hovers on turn it off and look for a cold beer, and a lamb sandwich, after the sun has sunk in the west.

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Mine mainly sits in the gap in the line just above cold. Even in stop and go driving in the summer it's never gone past halfway up.
Ditto. Mine is always right in that little gap unless I'm idling at long lights on hot days, then goes maybe to halfway before fans kick in. Wait... did someone else already say this?

I'm guessing you have gauge issues because if your bike was running THAT hot it would sound like a freakin' deisel truck. My GS-750 used to get hot on super hot days when I was at long lights, then when I took off it would ping and stuff. So, whenever I was going on a long ride with my girly on back on hot days, I would stop and add octane booster just to help aid in stopping the ping from having those extra few pounds on the back of my bike! She really wasn't that big. In fact she lost a lot of weight during the time we were together. And she was SO SEXY when she would sweat on hot days! Here's a shot of my sexy ex-girlfriend celebrating her graduation from Jenny Craig...



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Freeway riding - temp needle sits just above "Cold".

Slowing down in rush hour traffic - the needle moves into the mid range of the scale within 3-4 minutes.

Stop & go rush-hour traffic on a hot day (90s)? The temp needle moves up to 75%-80% of the top of the scale. The electric fan seems to be able to keep it here.

We will see how it handles 100-degree temps in rush hour traffic. This '07 919 is my daily driver in Texas Traffic
Mine's about the same. Houston, TX.

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Hairball919, you oughto be banned for that pic! Argh!!!... My eyes... my eyes!!!

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Double G...I noticed you said the coolant overflow had plenty in it. Did you fill it from there or the radiator cap under the tank? I think I read someone having a similar problem when only filling from the reservoir.

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Here's a shot of my sexy ex-girlfriend celebrating her graduation from Jenny Craig...

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I betcha she runs a bit hot....

...and sweaty....

...and smelly....




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i filled it from the resi, I will fill from the cap. thanks

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I don't know what punishment would be worse. Paying for her food. Or having sex with her



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Peace of mind for those in the gap

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Mine hovers in the gap too.
Just this week I changed the coolant and decided to check the thermostat. It seemed to be running cooler and I was just curious. With an accurate cooking thermometer my thermostat starts to open right at 175 F. Just like the it's supposed to.
On the cool down it is fully shut at 170F. Maybe this is a bit low but not worth the $$ for a change.

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Hairball919, you oughto be banned for that pic! Argh!!!... My eyes... my eyes!!!
Okay, all fun aside, THIS is my ex-girlfriend from back when I had more hair and more chicks. Seems like as the hair started to go, the girls did too. She wasn't fat in the slight bit. I'm NOT into fat chicks. I was just messin around. Just wanted to add a little drama to the fact that YES, my GS-750 did get hot and did ping really bad when I had any passenger on hot days. Or I should say a hot passenger on any day.

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I don't know what punishment would be worse. Paying for her food. Or having sex with her
The first part would only take a lotto ticket. The second one a miracle.

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I wouldn't really want mine to run much cooler unless it was the middle of summer on a long trip. As long as it stays in that little gap while I'm moving I'm cool with that. Besides, any engine is going to run best at Normal Operating Temperature, and too much hotter or colder is going to have a negative effect one way or another. That's why I never launch hard and rev high when the temp climbs at long lights. I sorta give it a chance to cool back down to the gap. As for anti-freeze/coolant, I've never got around to even checking mine since the bike is still basically "new", and hasn't lost any coolant yet. Okay, no more fat chick pics. It was only a joking way of saying my air-cooled bike got hot with a passenger on long rides. So far I've not even had a passenger on the 919 and probably never will.

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I don't know what punishment would be worse. Paying for her food. Or having sex with her
You would have to roll her in flour then look for the damp spot first!

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I filled the radiator up with coolant and the gauge went down. thanks.

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You would have to roll her in flour then look for the damp spot first!
my luck the a/c would be on the fritz and she would be sweaty..



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