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Old 11-30-2011, 12:48 AM
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Hey Guys,

Its been quite hot here recently and ive been stuck in alot of traffic so my bikes been getting a bit warm, i think the other day it hit 105 deg celcius.

Now for the past week just sitting at a traffic light it gets up to 90 deg.

I am presuming i just need to put more coolant in.

My question is what is an average temp* for the bike to run at and how often should i be topping up my cooland

* found this answer on another thread.

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Old 11-30-2011, 02:25 PM
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Once your coolant and filled and properly bled, you don't need to touch it until your next coolant flush in a few years.
 
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Sick97SS View Post
Once your coolant and filled and properly bled, you don't need to touch it until your next coolant flush in a few years.
Years???...incorrect. You should follow your factory Honda service manual maintenance schedule.
 
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I should've been more specific and stated every Couple Years, as in 2 years.
Everyone puts different miles on their rides and in different riding conditions but most are under 8k per year. Yes everyone should follow their manual (to a degree) but changing your coolant out every year is unnecessary.

And as for the manual, it says to change oil every 8k miles after the initial change. not in my bike....

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Old 11-30-2011, 04:28 PM
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that schedule says to inspect it every 8,000 miles and to replace it every 24,000 miles...

not in my bike either.
 
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As a year-round rider (many K's of miles), I replace coolant at least once a yr (Honda HP 50/50 blend). That's generally a good rule-of-thumb for a year-round rider. If the bike goes to the track, the Honda HP 50/50 gets swapped for WaterWetter for track use. However, I have gone several summer months on WaterWetter w/ equally good results as the Honda HP. Of course, cooler climates/times of yr would benefit from Honda HP's expanded operating temp range.
 
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:40 PM
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Bikes are air cooled. They will get hotter when standing still. The temps you are experiencing are normal.
 
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Cool Thanks for the advice.

Maybe im just been paranoid about the temp. This is my first bike with a digital read out of the temp so maybe im monitoring it to pro-actively.

I love this bike so i tend to worry the minute somthing seems out of place.
 
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by The_Polish_won View Post
Cool Thanks for the advice.

Maybe im just been paranoid about the temp. This is my first bike with a digital read out of the temp so maybe im monitoring it to pro-actively.

I love this bike so i tend to worry the minute somthing seems out of place.
Nah, you're not too paranoid. You're being a responsible & proactive owner/rider. You'll begin to notice where your bike likes to have its operating temp normally. If it starts getting out of that range on a regular basis during normal ops, then you'll know that something is amiss.
 
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