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post #1 of 18 Old 01-11-2010, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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I'm still breaking my '08 in with just under 200 miles. The coolant temp seemed pretty low at 137 degrees F yesterday with an ambient air temp of 40 degrees F. Is this normal or is my thermostat stuck open? I noticed my ZX-14 runs low in these kind of temps as well (1 bar above C) so it may just be a Kawasaki thing. My CBR was running right on 180 yesterday, same conditions.

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My 08 does about the same. When I rode it to work a couple weeks ago the temps were similar and about 140 cruising and 150 was about the highest I saw.

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OK thanks, that's what I kinda figured, she's cold blooded.

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normal- all my Kawis have been cold blooded
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It is the ambient air temp (40) that prevent heat build up. Break in temps generally run a little higher than norm, but since you are operating in the cold you should expect lower readings. The CBR may have an older cooling system not operating as efficiently as your new 10.
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i got the 09 model and u will be wishing that u had those type of temperature when the ambient temperature gets higher trust me for watever reason the 08-09 models run hotter than the first gen and second gen
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i got the 09 model and u will be wishing that u had those type of temperature when the ambient temperature gets higher trust me for watever reason the 08-09 models run hotter than the first gen and second gen
Same for me. My 08 gets close to its limit temperature limit when hot and in traffic. I generally run cooler on the track. would be nice if it had a better fan. I have got to 105 degress C on a 40 degree C day when stuck in traffic. Warning lights come on at 110 degrees C.
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i've never had a warning light come up on mine just the fan. She cools down pretty quick when she gets moving
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^^^Thats the ram air feeding the bike, mine cools off with in the first 10 seconds haha, but I rode mine to work tonight and its 39 degrees out and my bike cruised at 125-130 degrees the hole way to work....

I live in south Florida and in the hell of summer this past year with my 09 the hottest my bike got was 209-211 degrees and then I did the wet wetter stuff and I don't think it saw past 200 even at a stop light in 95 degree weather....My honda's always ran hot over 216+ like no tomorrow...Kinda strange you guys are all saying your bikes run hot....

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I'm still breaking my '08 in with just under 200 miles. The coolant temp seemed pretty low at 137 degrees F yesterday with an ambient air temp of 40 degrees F. Is this normal or is my thermostat stuck open? I noticed my ZX-14 runs low in these kind of temps as well (1 bar above C) so it may just be a Kawasaki thing. My CBR was running right on 180 yesterday, same conditions.
Wait till summer time when the ambient temps go up... so will the temp on the 10 escpecially when you get in stop and go traffic... you'll see 180 F more often then you want... and then some...


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