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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2001, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Best Hot-Weather 600?

I am in the market for a new bike, and I am comfortable sticking to the 600 class. My question is... Which is the best 600 for hot-weather travel? Some of my future travel iteneraries include riding through the desert to 'Vegas and and travelling down south through hotspots such as Phoenix and Albequerque. I need a bike that won't overheat (asking too much??) with 100-plus degree weather. Any suggestions????

thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2001, 07:38 AM
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I haven't heard any complaints about any of the "big four" 600 bikes having any overheating problems. Have you?
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2001, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Hot weather 600

No, I haven't heard anything about the big 4... Perhaps my concern stems from experiences with my own bike and a thread I read about the 9r running hot in traffic and the owner(s) needing to pull over and cool off.

I have had a couple cars and a bike that all seem to hate it in Fresno during the summer (sometimes up to 110-115F) and I want to make sure that I don't get a bike that I would need to pull over and vent everyday.....

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2001, 10:56 AM
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All sportbikes will run hot when you're riding through stop & go traffic during the summer months. Some bikes are just better at dealing with the higher temps than others. But all WILL run hot. That includes cars too. However, if they are overheating, there's something wrong besides the design of the bike.

A trick that many moto-cops do in traffic is to shut down their motors when they're sitting at a light. This is especially important if you have an aircooled bike.
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