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Offline Rob J

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Engine temp
« on: January 08, 2016, 12:26:28 PM »
Hey all,

I've recently noticed that within a minute of stopping the  engine temp on my (new to me) XR is climbing above 100deg and the fan is kicking in.

 Not overly concerned by this but think it could prove more of an issue in the summer months especially when touring in warmer climates.

 Just wondering if anyone else have had similar experiences with their XR?

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Rob  :002:

Offline Fast Tony

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Re: Engine temp
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 04:06:20 PM »
Hi, My bike is fitted with the radiator protector grilles and doesn't get that hot. The Nav5 has a facility telling you the engine temperature and that shows 90 degrees, so I wonder what will happen in the summer abroad? I take it your coolant level is o.k.?  :027:

Offline gr8ridn

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Re: Engine temp
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 08:04:31 PM »
On my XR the temp rises to 216f quickly once stopped with the engine idling. It has been doing this since new regardless of ambient temperature. I now have 3K miles. The fan cycles on and off after reaching the 216f mark and seems capable to hold the temp below dangerous levels. The XR likes airflow.

This seems to be normal with or without radiator grills. Good advice to check coolant level regularly..
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Offline Rob J

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Re: Engine temp
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 08:57:02 PM »
Cheers chaps. I'll certainly double check the coolant levels.

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Offline bagwafu

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Re: Engine temp
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 10:11:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by gr8ridn [+]
On my XR the temp rises to 216f quickly once stopped with the engine idling. It has been doing this since new regardless of ambient temperature. I now have 3K miles. The fan cycles on and off after reaching the 216f mark and seems capable to hold the temp below dangerous levels. The XR likes airflow.

This seems to be normal with or without radiator grills. Good advice to check coolant level regularly..

Think this is pretty standard on S1000 engines - my RR used to cycle the fan all the time when stopped in higher ambient temperatures and my XR is the same.
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Offline gr8ridn

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Re: Engine temp
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2016, 12:08:45 AM »
I also get the same cooling cycle on my 14 R1200 GSA. It requires the aid of the fan when moving slowly or stopped. Completely normal.
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Offline Rob J

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Re: Engine temp
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2016, 09:53:26 AM »
Great stuff, thanks fellas......

Offline Rob J

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Re: Engine temp
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2016, 01:35:20 PM »
 Did a quick check this morning.

When the bike is up to temp it basically cycles between 102 & 95.

The fan kicks in at 101.

I couldn't see any fluid/coolant at the Max line so tried topping up and the water bottle immediately started over flowing so assumed there is plenty of coolant in the rad.

I really need to remove the panels to have a better look but was struggling to work out how to remove them  :086: Any suggestions would be most welcome  :020:

Thanks again...

Rob  :001:

 


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