Boiled over how to know if damage was caused
Posted June 27, 2013 - 07:08 PM
How do I tell if the bike was damaged in the heat?
It still seams to run fine but I boiled off enough to empty the extra tank and lower the water in the radiator
Posted June 27, 2013 - 07:16 PM
If you continue to ride that way in that terrain, you will need to bolster you cooling system.
Several dozen threads from the last 10 years covering it if you do a search ( 'fan', 'radiators', boiling over, etc)
Posted June 27, 2013 - 07:42 PM
Posted June 27, 2013 - 08:35 PM
It will not lower the water or engine temp.
First thing is un-corking the intake and exhaust, and jetting to match.
That's good for about 20 degrees.
That usually solves the overheating, unless you ride in very high humidity, often.
Next is clutch technique. If you slip the clutch a lot, you will raise the motor temp quite a bit.
If it still over heats, you can upgrade the coolant and hoses and a higer pressure cap.
That's good for about 5-10 degrees (the cap does not contribute).
Beyond that, it's bigger radiators or electric fans, or both.
Posted June 28, 2013 - 06:48 AM
Let it sit during class and came out and fired it up, then rode it for another 3000 km
Posted June 28, 2013 - 11:53 AM
Mine boils over every time I ride it.
Thats probably not a good thing! Theres gota be something wrong somewhere.
Posted June 28, 2013 - 12:33 PM
95 degrees on single track will do it. Always have to wait for someone.