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Ok so my bike is overheating like crazy.

Some times if the bike is standing still and i start it up and let it warm up the temperature can get up to 222 F. The fan kicks hard and you can here the fan running over the engine noise.

The bike does not always overheat; most of the time it runs like a champ but sometimes for no reason it will start to overheat.

Bike has a two brothers Slip-on exhaust that removes the Cat and a HID light kit for both low and Hi beam . Nope i don't have a PCIII and hence no custom map.
 

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Exactly what he said, Is this your first bike? If so this is normal behavior for a bike that is sitting still. They heat up very quickly. As long as the fan is cooling it back down then you have nothing to worry about. If the fan is on and the temperature continues to rise quickly, then you may have an issue.
 

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My bike will always get above 220 if it is sitting still. But even in the dead of summer i've never seen it exceed 230 degrees. it's perfectly normal Loren.
 

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Plastic Cup Politics said:
Is this your first bike? If so this is normal behavior for a bike that is sitting still. .
Nope not my first bike but its the first bike on which i have done all the mods myself. Hence the fear. I normally just take my bikes to the shop but after i found out that the local shops (including the dealership) were not torquing the bikes to the specification by Suzuki. I decided not to take my bike to them anymore; so now i do all my bike work myself. I come to the forum here and get all the knowledge i can get before i try anything on my bike.
 

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psalm91 said:
what is the normal operating temp for the 1000s, not a smoking hot day or freezing out, but average temp.
riding should be around 180 degrees, sitting there idling the fan should kick on at around 220 degrees
 

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NOS-Nelson said:
My bike will always get above 220 if it is sitting still. But even in the dead of summer i've never seen it exceed 230 degrees. it's perfectly normal Loren.
I didn't do anything this time. I'm innocent
 

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Another Quick Question:

Since i am running a 2-Bro Slip-ON exhaust that removes the Cat. Does this mean that my bike is now running lean because i do not have a PCIII and custom map.

My exhaust sometimes makes a "POP" noise while riding or heavy acceleration. I was of the understanding that if you exhaust pop's your bike is running a lil rich.
 

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logan1 said:
Another Quick Question:

Since i am running a 2-Bro Slip-ON exhaust that removes the Cat. Does this mean that my bike is now running lean because i do not have a PCIII and custom map.

My exhaust sometimes makes a "POP" noise while riding or heavy acceleration. I was of the understanding that if you exhaust pop's your bike is running a lil rich.
with slip-on's it's not neccesary for you to have a power commnder but, it help's:biggrin
 

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logan1 said:
Another Quick Question:

Since i am running a 2-Bro Slip-ON exhaust that removes the Cat. Does this mean that my bike is now running lean because i do not have a PCIII and custom map.

My exhaust sometimes makes a "POP" noise while riding or heavy acceleration. I was of the understanding that if you exhaust pop's your bike is running a lil rich.
To be honest, most bikes are setup to run lean from the factory for emissions reasons, a PCIII or similar will even help a bone stock bike run better. When you modify the intake or exhaust of course you alter the rate of airflow and yes it will need some fine tuning in order to be running at peak performance. With that said, a lot of people will tell you it's not needed, although if you want a perfect running bike it's even needed on a stock one. Also just buying on and throwing in a base map is useless unless you get lucky, a custom map is the only way to go to achieve a great running bike.
 

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The reason i don't have a PCIII is because I am kinda waiting for the Motty AFR Tuner (closed-loop) to go into production. But hell if i am hurting my bike by waiting i am willing to go out an buy a PCIII right now.
 

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I dont know if this was mentioned but if you a after market headers that are SS they hold heat in longer than a set of TI headers thus making bike run warmer
 

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Yup, don't worry about it. Standing still any bike will overheat as there is no airflow through the rad to cool it down that much. that's why the fan kicks in to get airflow through there to drop the temps. Cars do the same thing if not moving.
 

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My bike gets up to 225 before the fan kicks on, with the 750 it was something more like 218.

Riding it usually stays between 165 and 180 degrees.
 
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