Afraid of overheating !

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Re: Afraid of overheating !

Post by Gnosisdog » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:13 am

45+!!! Liquid Intelligence sounds good. For me it was never close to that hot, but I rode for two hours in heavy traffic in Los Angeles last summer and the fan ran almost continuously. Not sure how close I came to overheating but the light never came on. With all the lane splitting I do I rarely let speeds dip below 20 mph for very long- so I doubt I'd ever need a second fan.

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Afraid of overheating !

Post by ohpyramids » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:49 pm

I have been riding my smt around los angeles for the last few weeks, and though our temperatures have been in the 50-70 F range, the fan has been on frequently. Pretty much every stop light or parking space. I hope this bike is ready to sweat in the summertime!

What part of LA are are you in Gnosisdog?

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Re: Afraid of overheating !

Post by Kafn8td » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:02 pm

Duckman wrote:FYI, one day while playing with Tuneecu I watched the actual temp readout and compared that to the instrument panel bar graph. I apologize to all you guys across the big pond but I converted to Fahrenheit. :)

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Re: Afraid of overheating !

Post by Gnosisdog » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:39 pm

I'm normally in San Fran but was down in LA for work most of Jan. I was commuting a lot at rush hour on the fway and my strategy for overheating (both engine and my brain) was continuous lane splitting. I swear in the course of a month I saved at least 20 hours of creeping along in traffic. Being both high up and nimble, the SMT is by far the most adept splitting bike I've ever ridden.

What part of LA are are you in Gnosisdog?[/quote]

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Re: Afraid of overheating !

Post by harris1914 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:04 pm

I am thinking about buying the SMT , but I have some serious second thoughts for possible overheated engine as I live in Abu Dhabi and the heat is constant.
Winter time the temp is around 20-25 C ,and summer around 42-45 C . I 've seen the comments above and thinking of getting a second fan installed from the beginning.
Is that going to help?
Thanks

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Re: Afraid of overheating !

Post by downunder » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:58 pm

Not sure if it needs it, but we get a bit hot in summer, so I fitted one.
For the sake of $140 AUD and a couple of hours next time you have the tank off, call it cheap peace of mind.
Plus as a bonus it warms up both legs in winter traffic instead of just the right one 8-)
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Re: Afraid of overheating !

Post by Hellboi » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:30 pm

I need to do the second fan as well. I never overheat but about 2 bars below it on hot days.
And where might a fellow like me find such a glorious spatula?

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Re: Afraid of overheating !

Post by Electrified » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:14 am

I live in Southeast Texas and it is freaking hot all the time. Could someone please post the thread to the second cooling fan! :mrgreen:

I have never had my 10' overheat but it sho nuf gets hot! :o
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Re: Afraid of overheating !

Post by downunder » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:31 am

It is in Kev's bible:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4946
2nd fan is about $100 US and an hour or two next time you have the tank off.
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