Whatsup everybody. I hate to ask for help on my very first post, but I'm up against the wall here.
So last riding season I wrecked my '04 klr (a woman in the lane next to me waived another car through to dart out in front of me . . . apparently not caring that I was driving on that lane). Anyway, the bike was paid off, but I couldn't part with it and have since been working towards a rebuild title.
So far I've ordered new fairings, straitened the handle bar, got a fork brace, new tires, etc. One of the only things left bugging me is the bike is still running hot, even when idling for a couple minutes. I mean it goes all the way to the right. I even blew a radiator hose just while idling, so I know it's actually getting hot, and not a faulty gauge (I've since replaced the hose). I've spent a lot of time on this forum reading, and so far, I've taken off the radiator cap (no visible circulation), completely taken out the thermostat (it looked like the previous owner welded the thermostat open or something anyway) and it still ran hot. I took off the pump cover (actually have to get a new pump cover gasket now. It ripped when I took the cover off) and checked the shaft. I doesn't appear to be broken, nor is impeller spinning freely. There wasn't any noticeable oil or coolant coming out the weep hole (There was oil in the skid plate, but I think that was from a sloppy oil change).
I'm running low on options here. All the shops are booked up for a month out. I found one "mobile" mechanic that canceled on me for the next week or so due to who cares what. The better the weather gets, the more I'm freaking out. Any advice??
Thnx in advance.
Note: Forgot to mention, the fan doesn't spin at all, even when the gauge reads hot. The fan comes on when I jump it though. I'm not sure the thermo switch is bad though since I doubt coolant is even getting to it.
Last edited by apau; 05-06-2015 at 10:40 PM.
Reason: forgot to mention. . .