wr426 trail tech vapor temperature readings off???
Posted July 14, 2010 - 08:25 PM
I have an 02' wr426 and it seems to be running hot when I'm climbing single track in 1st gear. It runs at 160F if I'm running down the road getting lots of air over the rad. When I'm running slow, it tops out at 265F but doesn't boil over. I'm riding at ~6000-8000'. The bike runs fine, doesn't lose power or anything but don't want to blow it up. I'm wondering if the computer is reading correctly. Yes I have it installed correctly on the outlet side of the engine. Will the antifreeze boil out of the boilover container when the bike gets too hot? It seems to get hot real quick. The rad is clean/clear and the cap is good. The system is clean and has been recently changed with Honda premixed 50/50. The bike has very little time on it, ~800 miles. Could the jetting be so lean that it causes it to run this hot? I called me local dealer and they said 160F seems too cold and 265F seems too hot to not boil over so they too are wondering if the trail tech is reading correctly. Please help, I don't want to blow up my nearly new bike!! Thanks for your input!
Posted July 14, 2010 - 08:49 PM
Meanwhile if I don't warm my bike up with some slower riding and just jump on some faster stuff I have trouble getting my bike up to 150.
Posted July 14, 2010 - 09:05 PM
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Posted July 25, 2010 - 06:22 PM
So no worries of overheating and warping the head or blowing the head gasket? A local dealer said if it were running too hot for a while, it will cook the oil and then the valve guide seals and then I'd be riding a blue smoker, oil burner.
Posted July 26, 2010 - 11:02 AM