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Old 04-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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what is normal coolant temp?

my 05 cbr1000rr in traffic in southwest florida gets up to 230-235f. ive changed the coolant to engine ice didnt notice a difference. where should it be? i think its too high wondering if the thermostat is going bad or not opening all the way. this is my first bike with any thing other then just a light.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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its normal, get away from traffic
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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Get away from traffic

Now that is funny, living here is south FLA the only way that is possible is Sunday morning at like between 6am and 8:30am.

Oh by the way that temp is normal, the fan kicks on at 225F' perfectly normal for Florida's heat and humidity.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
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Get away from traffic

Now that is funny, living here is south FLA the only way that is possible is Sunday morning at like between 6am and 8:30am.
Not really. I'm in Ft. Lauderdale and we stay out of traffic by riding to the right areas to ride. Get on I-75 north. Lots of exits to take you east into the rural areas. We do it every Sunday, 200-300 miles. No traffic. It just depends on where you ride. South Florida isn't the best, but there ARE a few nice rides if you know where to go. I'd be happy to suggest if you're interested.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:48 PM   #5
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Gets pretty bad in Chicago too. I've seen mine get that hot plenty of times in summer traffic. Lane splitting usually helps knock it down a few numbers, but that's dangerous and should never be done.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #6
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Im hitting as high as 220 but mostly 210-215 F in traffic on my 08 1kRR but riding freely without traffic im hitting 175F around there
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:50 AM   #7
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I used to think my '08 ran hot but apparently hot is the new cool. Typically 200-225 unless its cold out, then its sub-200.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:57 AM   #8
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Switched up my coolant to water wetter. Noticed about a 5-7 degree drop in traffic. Was in the 228-233 range before and now it hovers right around 220.

As for driving around FL in the early morning hours just be aware of Dante Stallworth...
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:21 PM   #9
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Arizona owns my '08 as well. Upwards of 230 in traffic. However, just saw a writeup on a manual fan switch would could help!
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #10
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as long as you're below 240, i wouldnt even bother looking at it... above 240, id start looking for a place for it to cool off, and check if your fan is working.

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