But why does my R1 eat me?
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Orange County, CA
2009 Cooling System: Solutions and Recommendations
So after riding my new baby around for a couple weeks, and talking to some longtime R1 owners, I've discovered that these things tend to run real hot normally.
I live in SoCal where the highway has been known to get to triple digits in the summer, and I want to bring her out to the track as well.
So I want to ask, as far as keeping the bike at a good operating temperature without having to worry about overheating regardless of environment, what do y'all recommend I do/install? New fans, radiator maybe? She's bone stock, and I'm open to any suggestions.
When I had my GSXR, I was running WaterWetter and that was it, and I never had any issues with overheating. But that bike also never ran quite as hot as this one, it always took a while to heat up and was pretty good about maintaining temperature around 190F-ish depending on the outside temperature. That's what I'm gonna throw in there when I flush the collant with Eevie, but I have a feeling that's not going to be enough.