cotetoi
HSATF Tail Gunner
cotetoi
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Joined: October 7th, 2014, 9:58 pm

July 30th, 2015, 7:57 am #11

I feel the heat from the engine when running in town. The fan comes on when I stop. I changed the coolant last year and also fixed the cross-over leak. The level in the reserve tank is good. I figure the system is working within specs. If you are not having issues and kept up the maintenance, I'd say there's no need to do anything more than monitor.
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Carolina Son
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Joined: March 27th, 2009, 10:16 am

July 30th, 2015, 9:59 am #12

FYI
There is an "over-temp" light on the speedo cluster. This light comes on at ? degrees( I will have to check the manual). Of course you could have a restricted cooling system or a non-functioning fan or both along with a bad sensor ...but what are the odds?? One or the other maybe but any combo would be unlikely. I had a flaky sensor that caused my over-temp light to flicker. The sensor is mounted in the thermostat housing and can be replaced without removing the housing. I added a temp gauge for peace of mind.

CS
The senor can be purchased at your local auto parts store for much less than one from Honda.
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joshuatsp
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Joined: August 16th, 2013, 11:20 am

July 30th, 2015, 12:46 pm #13

cotetoi wrote:
I feel the heat from the engine when running in town. The fan comes on when I stop. I changed the coolant last year and also fixed the cross-over leak. The level in the reserve tank is good. I figure the system is working within specs. If you are not having issues and kept up the maintenance, I'd say there's no need to do anything more than monitor.
Sounds normal then.  Never get the warning light.........erm.....just hot inner thighs.  lol
2000 All Black Tourer - only a few cosmetic mods - 11k miles
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cds11
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Joined: August 10th, 2014, 2:42 pm

July 30th, 2015, 4:18 pm #14

I feel a little heat after riding in town for awhile and after the fan kicks on but nothing to hot. I can put my hand on either head for a few seconds without burning. if you think these liquid cooled t's run hot you should try an air cooled Harley out, they run very hot sitting still.
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joshuatsp
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Joined: August 16th, 2013, 11:20 am

April 21st, 2016, 3:25 pm #15

After pulling the tourer out of moth balls and taking it for a few rides. It still feels pretty hot when sitting at a light. Fan works, but the radiant heat is warm enough for me to notice.

Wonder if the wind, plus exhaust pipes causes a little hot pocket by my right leg?

I don't remember it being like that the first 2 years I've had it.

I figure I'll change the coolant. I haven't done it in the 3 years I've had it. Manual says every 8000 miles. Bike has 13k, and who knows what the previous owner did.
2000 All Black Tourer - only a few cosmetic mods - 11k miles
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Carolina Son
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Joined: March 27th, 2009, 10:16 am

April 22nd, 2016, 8:43 am #16

Warmer on the right side would be natural since that's where both exhaust headers are. The manual is not clear on the exact temps that the fan or the over-temp light come on. what I get from the manual is that the fan should come on around 248 F, the over-temp light..... your guess is as good as mine? Honestly the only way to be certain is to install a temp gauge.

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randypape
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Joined: February 26th, 2007, 4:37 am

September 20th, 2017, 6:45 pm #17

Carolina Son wrote: Warmer on the right side would be natural since that's where both exhaust headers are. The manual is not clear on the exact temps that the fan or the over-temp light come on. what I get from the manual is that the fan should come on around 248 F,  the over-temp light..... your guess is as good as mine? Honestly the only way to be certain is to install a temp gauge.

CS
hello, I had a shop flush and put in new coolant in my 2001 Ace Tourer and a new thermostat and fresh synthetic oil change because of heat issues. My bike still gets super hot to me after a 1/2 hour ride to work. with your hand a foot away from the engine the heat still radiates and feels hot? I don't even like riding it when it gets over 85 degrees anymore. My legs are sweating and it's just not fun going into the shop already roasting. I noticed yesterday that the coolant tank is bone dry and now I'm wondering if they knew what they were doing. I don't believe I hear the fan come on at all either. What temp is the thermostat and when should the fan come on? I do have Vance and Hines dual bagger pipes on this. I appreciate any comments and advice on this matter. thanks Randy
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Cleve
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Joined: June 18th, 2009, 2:57 am

September 22nd, 2017, 7:51 am #18

randypape wrote:
Carolina Son wrote: Warmer on the right side would be natural since that's where both exhaust headers are. The manual is not clear on the exact temps that the fan or the over-temp light come on. what I get from the manual is that the fan should come on around 248 F,  the over-temp light..... your guess is as good as mine? Honestly the only way to be certain is to install a temp gauge.

CS
hello, I had a shop flush and put in new coolant in my 2001 Ace Tourer and a new thermostat and fresh synthetic oil change because of heat issues. My bike still gets super hot to me after a 1/2 hour ride to work. with your hand a foot away from the engine the heat still radiates and feels hot? I don't even like riding it when it gets over 85 degrees anymore. My legs are sweating and it's just not fun going into the shop already roasting. I noticed yesterday that the coolant tank is bone dry and now I'm wondering if they knew what they were doing. I don't believe I hear the fan come on at all either. What temp is the thermostat and when should the fan come on? I do have Vance and Hines dual bagger pipes on this. I appreciate any comments and advice on this matter. thanks Randy
Could be an issue with the V&H pipes, the originals are double walled and may not radiate as much heat as the single wall pipes.
Cleve

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Carolina Son
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Joined: March 27th, 2009, 10:16 am

September 22nd, 2017, 8:45 am #19

The only way I know can check the fan is to get the bike up to operating temp then stop and let it idle until either the fan or the "over temp" light comes on. If the fan comes on first you could let run a while longer to see if the over temp light ever comes on which would most likely indicate a coolant flow issue, low coolant, weak pump, line restriction, etc.

CS
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Raven1099
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Joined: August 12th, 2012, 10:51 pm

September 26th, 2017, 2:36 pm #20

My bike has always run cool and have used Syntheitc oil and conventional oil with no difference except it used more oil when using synthetic so back to Honda 20W50
          
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