over heating 650l??

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  • GIANTac1

Posted May 03, 2005 - 06:04 PM


Hey guys,
I have owned my porker for 9 days now and have grand total of 49 miles on her. I am starting to get paranoid that she is over heating when I ride. My frame (next to the dip stick) is cooking hot and the bottom part of my gas tank is pretty hot. Is this normal? I mean how hot is to hot? Oil level apears to be fine. How can you tell when the bike gets to hot before its to late. I know its suppose to get hot but damn......I really dont want F-up my new bike thats all. Im thinking Im not going to ride until I "unpork" the thing.
Alright guys, thanks in advance for any comments or help :)

  • dk6

Posted May 03, 2005 - 06:43 PM


Why not ride by a dealer and ask someone to take a look?

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted May 03, 2005 - 08:30 PM


Hmmm, could this be one of the few with an unprimed oil pump?
The frame up there will get up to 250F or so.


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  • justicedone

Posted May 03, 2005 - 10:11 PM


I would buy a dipstick thermometer ASAP. I have to get one still myself, but mine dont get that hot. I know 300 degrees is the cut off on the extreme end...so stay well below that as much as possible.

  • LotsOfBikes

Posted May 04, 2005 - 05:31 AM


Being hot in that location is completely normal. The oil circulating through the frame of the XR600/650L is what cools the oil. Consider the frame like a radiator. It's going to get hot. You could get oil dip-stick thermometer (www.srcinc.net), but if your bike is not losing any oil, and not turning it black in less than 500 miles, don't worry about..

Also don't get the Acerbis 6 gallon tank, it restricts all airflow to the frame area right over the engine.

  • GIANTac1

Posted May 04, 2005 - 06:55 AM


I just ordered a oil dip-stick thermometer from SRC, $47.00. I am going to use a infrared thermometer today. Let you know how it goes.....
Thanks guys!

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