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    Post  VFan on Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:16 pm

    I have a novice question that I'm sure is answered on RoV.

    I recently was able to get my Vision running. I did a fair amount of riding last fall and this spring. Yesterday was the first time that I rode this motorcycle in relatively hot weather (95 degrees F) to a party. There was little stopping, mostly freeway and 40 mph in town. After about 25 minutes of riding, the temp gauge climbed about to about 7/8 towards the red zone and stayed there. This was the first time this has happened. The temp reading has always been straight up center in the green area of the gauge.

    Upon riding back home from the party, it was about 75 degrees F and the the temp gauge ran normal the entire 35 minute ride home. My assumption is that the hot weather was simply too hot for the radiator and that I should probably remove it and have it boiled clean by a specialist.

    Any comments or coaching on my thinking?

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    Re: Hot Vision

    Post  qbs on Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:57 pm

    Did the fan come on?
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    Post  VFan on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:00 pm

    No the fan did not come on, but the fan has never come on so as of yesterday, I'm beginning to wonder if it works. Any tips on how I should test it.
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    Re: Hot Vision

    Post  Tiger on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:00 pm

    sunny "The Mistress" does the same thing in hot weather...as long as she stays out of the RED zone your Vision will be O.K...However, a new thermostat might not be a bad idea... Idea

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    Post  Tiger on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:02 pm

    Cool Check the 10 amp fuse in the headlight...that is for the fan sunny

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    Re: Hot Vision

    Post  Brian Moffet on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:39 pm

    Of course check the obvious, do you have coolant in the overflow tank?
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    Post  Site Admin on Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:38 pm

    and....if you did any work on the cooling ssytem, yoyu should have "burped" it.

    Buroing involves opening the bolt on top of the temp sensor housing to let the air bubbles out of the hoses and allows more coolant to flow.

    Check the obvious first the fuse inside the headlight bucket.

    Your fan may also sometimes come on while the bike is off after a hot ride.

    from a temperature perspective, when YJ had her original gauges on, she would run close to the red zone on really hot days. I could also hear my fan coming on.
    Since I switched to all digital gauges (really cool), I now know that fan temp is around 198 - 200 fegrees f. Highest she has been was about 212 on a really hot day in slow traffic.

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    Re: Hot Vision

    Post  VFan on Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:09 am

    Thanks for the help.

    I went riding again today; it was around 85 degrees F. The temperature gauge stayed centered as usual. For now I'm going to assume that everything is fine and yesterday was normal behavior and just a result of it being a hot day.

    As for my fan not turning on, I will do some troubleshooting over the weekend using the provided guidance.

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    Re: Hot Vision

    Post  VFan on Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:14 pm

    My fan actually does turn on, it's just so quiet that I never hear it.

    Thanks again everyone.

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