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post #1 of 5 Old 04-19-2011, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Overheating?

Today was the first day for my new-to-me 07 KLR to run rush hour in the heat. My antifreeze level is good in the window on the radiator, but the temp gauge went way red, (barely touching the "box" after the little gap on the calibration for the gauge).

It runs fine. Is this extreme-reading gauge normal or might I have a problem?

BTW, the temp came way back down and stayed there after it started raining on me.
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-19-2011, 06:34 PM
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What was the ambient temp? Just about any bike will run hot in higher temperatures in stop and go traffic. Doesn't sound like a problem to me.

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Not too hot.

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What was the ambient temp? Just about any bike will run hot in higher temperatures in stop and go traffic. Doesn't sound like a problem to me.
It wasn't that hot. 80-85. I'm wondering if the gauge is just hyper or not. I've never seen temp indicated that high on any of my other bikes. Except the time my Ninja lost a radiator hose and had no fluid.
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I had to resort to shutting a Duc down and walking it in stop-and-go one time. If it's not mixing coolant with the oil, oil with the coolant or getting the fender smudgy with antifreeze I wouldn't worry about it.

Last weekend I got into some "technical" first gear stuff with the misses on the back. I had to stop and let both my pretty girls cool down for a bit before they boiled over.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-19-2011, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Fan doesn't come on.

It's the fan. Radiator fan doesn't come on. The bottom sensor is plugged In. I haven't looked up top yet to see if there is a loose or undone connection. Or looked at any of the other reasons. Has anyone had this?
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