Raidator steaming/overheating after extended idle?
Posted December 18, 2005 - 03:19 PM
Did it just overheat or did I already break my new bike?!!!
Thanks and I look forward to participating in this forum in the future.
Posted December 18, 2005 - 03:36 PM
and had it idling in the garage to charge the battery.
At idle it hardly produces enough voltage to charge.
Get a battery tender. They are about $20 and come with a pig tail you can hook up so it can be charged with out removing the seat. You wont be sorry.
Posted December 18, 2005 - 03:37 PM
Posted December 18, 2005 - 03:49 PM
I'll score a trickle charger and the right coolant. BTW my antifreeze tank was filling when the stream happened.
The only mod done on this bike is that the pipe has been opened up at the end. I've read things about cutting the grey wire, rejetting and getting rid of the throttle stop but I plan on getting used to the bike first before doing these mods. This sucker is a little more bike than the ol' XR125 I used to race as a kid-
Posted December 18, 2005 - 04:01 PM
Posted December 19, 2005 - 04:35 AM
Depending on how and were you ride you may want to consider protecting your radiators. Look into radiator guard/braces. There are number of them out there and for around a hundred bucks you can protect them pretty well. I have Unibikers and they were a little difficult to install but have done an excellent job.
Most Yamahas are cold at start up but tend run hot soon after if your not moving. As said before Engine Ice and Water Wetter can help.
Posted December 19, 2005 - 08:42 AM
Posted December 19, 2005 - 10:58 AM
Posted December 19, 2005 - 12:37 PM
Wow, never had an overheat problem in Washington or Vegas (where I am now) with stock coolant, radiators, etc.,