03 wr450 Coolant issues
Posted August 01, 2006 - 08:57 AM
I know I can add more coolant but I'm not cool with pissing even the most trivial amount of coolant in the middle of the woods (not that it's that much but I have a hippy freeloading it on the couch of my conscience)
Is this typical and I'm being paranoid, or am I looking at the symptoms of something that could be a larger issue down the road?
I hear alot of overheating is caused from low coolant pressure or jetting that is too lean. been thinking of getting a jetting kit from TT as well, I'm heading out to Hatfield McCoy in a few weeks so I'm a little sketched of playing with my jetting so close to a big trip.
Posted August 01, 2006 - 04:10 PM
You just have to stop more often in that sort of terrain.
(No doubt everyone will try to tell you that you are lean )
You could go to a different coolant like evan's NPG-R or Engine Ice.
I run Engine Ice and found it to be an improvement, but I can still boil it in the very sloppy going, or real slow tight stuff. A radiator fan would be the way to go, If only someone made a kit for them!
Posted August 02, 2006 - 06:44 AM
when I bought it the dealer told me it would do it during the break in cycle, it just never stopped. How I usually ride it doesn't care, this bike likes to move I guess it doesn't like to be limited to 2nd gear.
Posted August 02, 2006 - 07:12 AM
No they don't, they run hot.
this bike likes to move I guess it doesn't like to be limited to 2nd gear.
Have you played around with your jetting yet?
Posted August 02, 2006 - 11:38 AM
Posted August 03, 2006 - 09:29 AM
1) how often do you guys preform a coolant flush?
2) Boysen water pump/impeller, worth a shot as alternative to fans?
3) Anyone switch over to the GYRT silencer on the stock pipe? I hear a almost diesel like clacking sound while idling with the cork in and my experience with one lungers is pretty weak, anyone confirm that as normal/healthy?
You'll have to forgive me for being such a noob It's my fist bike and I don't know anyone in my area with one so I'm kinda on my own as to scheduled and preventative maint. I've done some simple/free mods the breather tube relocation to the airbox, slight airbox modification, snipped the fuel screw. Factory Connection Suspension (I weigh 230-250 and WOW what a difference) and some other cosmetic/protective measures.
thanks for all your input so far
Posted August 03, 2006 - 12:49 PM