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To be honest, I've never paid really close attention to my coolant temps, just figured these machines run a little on the warm side.

Lately, I saw some threads on over heating of the 959 and am paying more attention now.

It was about 88 F this morning and after30 minutes of spirited riding, coolant temps were in the high 190 to low 200 F range.

Is this normal, my Kawasaki's run ice cold in the same conditions and the Honda's are only slightly warmer, the 959 is at least 10 -15 F degrees hotter.
 

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To be honest, I've never paid really close attention to my coolant temps, just figured these machines run a little on the warm side.

Lately, I saw some threads on over heating of the 959 and am paying more attention now.

It was about 88 F this morning and after30 minutes of spirited riding, coolant temps were in the high 190 to low 200 F range.

Is this normal, my Kawasaki's run ice cold in the same conditions and the Honda's are only slightly warmer, the 959 is at least 10 -15 F degrees hotter.
Totally normal, I say. I usually run at around 200.
 

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Mine in 80+F degree temps, depending on riding style and environment will be 190-220F. Traffic will make it go up. I've seen as high as 228 in the mountains.
 

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I ride my 959 on the track exclusively and the temperatures hover around 185-198. That is at full throttle never going below 8500 rpm
 

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OK, thanks folks, that pretty much answers my question, these do tend to run a bit hot, going to try Water Wetter and see if I can get it to come down a bit.
 

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Has anyone had any experience with Water Wetter, good or bad?
 

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Has anyone had any experience with Water Wetter, good or bad?
On general the best solution is water for heat exchange..
All the 959's i've seen run hot, seen a bunch of people complain at the dealership.
And from what i've dealt with this entire Florida summer.

depending on the route i'm taking is the deciding factor if i take the bike.

shifting at redline bolting on the highway i'd say i never get above 185-190.

sitting at a light for a minute too long and im at 214, fans blasting.


considering a pipe for less heat, and a flash or module where it engages the E fan at an earlier temp
 

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Thanks for this input teethoflove, these things just seem to run very hot.

It seems like the cooling system is undersized for real world temperatures, seems to be fine in the winter here when temperatures hover around 55-60 F but get up to around 80-90 F ambient and I'm up around 200 F coolant temperature after about 30 minutes of hard back road running.
 
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