Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Hauppauge, NY USA 11788
All you zx6r riders out there... I have a new 2001 zx6r with 500 miles on it. Yesterday I was sitting in traffic and the digital temp gauge went up to 220. I pulled over and let it cool down, then drove to the dealer. He said 220 was OK. He said 230 might be a concern, and 240 would be a problem. Today I was sitting in traffic again for about 5 - 10 min. (Long Island traffic sucks) and again it went up to 223 and stayed there. After I shut off the bike, the fan stayed on for about a minute. If I can get moving again the bike temp goes down to about 170 - 180.
Is this normal? Do your bikes run this hot? Can this damage the engine? I used to have an air-cooled Bandit that didn't run this hot. What gives?
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