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Old 15th October 2018, 09:54 AM
GONKO GONKO is offline
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Default Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R

So a few weeks ago I picked up the ZX6R as some may recall.
Anyway, the temp gauge reads anywhere from 140-165F (60-74c) when on the move.
When I stop, the bike starts to climb in temperature quite quickly. I've not see it go beyond 212F (100c), this was when I was just idling the thing into the back garden.

Is this normal for this bike. It seems that when on the move its cooling off quickly, but once its stopped it gets hot quicker than I would have expected?
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Old 15th October 2018, 09:59 AM
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Default Re: Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R

Yeah normal enough. If idling for long time when hot or in slow traffic, does the fan kick in?
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Old 15th October 2018, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R

Think the fan kicks in around 107 iirc
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Old 15th October 2018, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R

What you are experiencing is normal , all sport bikes suffer from it . It's way worse in the city filtering or just sitting you will hear the fan kick in and that too is normal .
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Old 15th October 2018, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R

Probably seems more rapid because its in farenhite, no harm in checking your coolant levels anyway but sounds like it's operating ok
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Old 15th October 2018, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R

Its the same on my hornet. 75 on the move, climbs up fairly quickly if stuck in traffic, the fan kicks in at 104 and brings it down to 95 or so before switching off. Once moving the temp goes back down to 75.
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Old 16th October 2018, 09:05 AM
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Default Re: Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R

Normal. My old Gixxer did exactly the same. Remember your cooling system is pressurised so even water won't boil until well after 100 C.
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Old 16th October 2018, 09:24 AM
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Default Re: Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R

Originally Posted by scorpy
Normal. My old Gixxer did exactly the same. Remember your cooling system is pressurised so even water won't boil until well after 100 C.
Water actually has a higher boiling point than coolant under pressure
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