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extremelean


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posted September 24, 2016 09:45 AM        
Was this issue ever resolved??

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wildncrazyguy


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posted September 24, 2016 10:27 AM        
I put a 2nd fan on it. Be careful when doing this because the fan I added which is another stock fan rubbed against radiator and caused a leak. This 2nd fan made bike cool enough so it didn't overheat. Just like my unstable feeling on my bike I'll probably find out why someday.
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INTIMIDA2OR


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posted September 24, 2016 11:59 AM        
Wow ! Well congrats on figuring out how to keep it cool.
That sucks not knowing why though.
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Some Guy


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posted May 02, 2018 12:48 PM        
This looks like an old thread but I'm sure my info will help.

When I took my '08 14 in for its valve adjustment, somewhere near 50K miles, they told me that I need to replace some sheath or something like that. They said it would begin to overheat. Sure enough, after a few months, it started running hot. Nothing like you described, just running hot.

I never did replace whatever they were talking about but the next time I bring it in I will. I couldn't afford it at the time because it was going to add $500 to the already expensive price for the valve adjustment. I live in the Pacific NW and it's colder here than down south, so it's tolerable. I just have to keep an eye on it July-September.

I'm not a mechanic, so sorry for not giving the exact detail they told me, but I am about ready to take it in just to take of this. The bike is over 80K miles, so I may bring it in just to get it over with. If I do, and if it works, I'll try and remember to post it here.


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Anytime Alfie


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posted September 07, 2020 05:21 PM        
I'VE SOLVED IT!!!!
I was so sick of listening to the fan that when a stone went through the rad i was kinda relieved. I slung a new ali rad on but filled it with 'Evans Waterless Coolant'. I used the sports r type and it cured it! She runs beautifully at mid temp and hasn't overheated since. Flush your systems lads and refill. It was a bit more expensive but never needs changing, wont corrode internals and has a higher boiling temp thanks to the lack of water

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Anytime Alfie


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posted September 07, 2020 05:22 PM        
I'VE SOLVED IT!!!!
I was so sick of listening to the fan that when a stone went through the rad i was kinda relieved. I slung a new ali rad on but filled it with 'Evans Waterless Coolant'. I used the sports r type and it cured it! She runs beautifully at mid temp and hasn't overheated since. Flush your systems lads and refill. It was a bit more expensive but never needs changing, wont corrode internals and has a higher boiling temp thanks to the lack of water

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Jakester4410


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posted February 14, 2022 11:31 AM        
I had an 08 zx14 and it ran hot.I flushed the cooling system and used water wetter in there. also ran a 140 degree thermostat ,and a manual fan switch for long red lights or traffic jams. I had to tape a small cover over the radiator incold weather so it would warm up. was going to install a second fan but sold the bike to pay bills.
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zxkarl


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posted October 10, 2022 09:04 AM        
could be varnished up injectors bad fuel from seting in storage cloged fuel injectors lean fuel air mix will cause motor to run hot or for some reason timing is off or a vacum leak causeing lean fuel mix i jave same problem im dealing with it mow ill let you know what i find i just put 2018 3 spoke wheels zx10 on it and i love them they bolt right up the earlier wheels dont axil is smaller late model works early model 10 wheels work but custom size bearing is needed droped 3 teeth on rear sprocket and it really woke it up even pulls herder on low end thought i was gona loose some grunt but no it gave it something to pull the gen 2 zx is a stroker it likkes tall gears almost like a turbo does

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