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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Overheat warning?

I have a 2017 r6.
The other day commuting back home my bike’s overheat warning light came on, while i stopped to fill up gas. The temp went up to around 258 so i shut off the engine for 3 minutes and the warning disappeared and i went on my way.

What possibilities caused my engine temp to reach so high while i was stationary getting gas??

I just want to make sure its nothing of concern.
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Check your coolant and make sure it’s full, check the Rad cap and make sure it’s on tight if it’s lose or defective it will not build pressure properly. One more thing to check is the fans... make sure they are coming on if not check the fuses. I am putting money on the Rad cap or maybe low fluid.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 02:49 PM
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fans should have been able to control the heat. check their fuses and if they're operating.
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re: Overheat warning?

Man! i've been scouring the internet for days over this exact thing! i have a 2019 r6 and almost the same exact thing happened! I was omw to the gas station, it was between 93-97 out in the middle of the day, and there is a small amount of traffic right before the gas station due to a few poorly placed stopsigns (Kentucky roads are aids sometimes)

As i pulled into the gas station, i saw it rise from the normal-ish 210 to i think 248 before i saw the light and hit the killswitch and coasted to the pump, i let it chill for a few minutes after i got gas, and it didn't happen again. I rode it home, and the next day i did a coolant flush. It had what i believe is stock coolant? it was like a blue/green almost like blue raspberry colored coolant. (This is my first r6 so idk if its stock)
But just to be safe i did a flush on it and put some Cool-Aide in it, made sure to burp it. I think i'm going to switch to engine ice though, heard nothing but good stuff about it. I haven't had any overheating since, hopefully i don't either.
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Man! i've been scouring the internet for days over this exact thing! i have a 2019 r6 and almost the same exact thing happened! I was omw to the gas station, it was between 93-97 out in the middle of the day, and there is a small amount of traffic right before the gas station due to a few poorly placed stopsigns (Kentucky roads are aids sometimes)

As i pulled into the gas station, i saw it rise from the normal-ish 210 to i think 248 before i saw the light and hit the killswitch and coasted to the pump, i let it chill for a few minutes after i got gas, and it didn't happen again. I rode it home, and the next day i did a coolant flush. It had what i believe is stock coolant? it was like a blue/green almost like blue raspberry colored coolant. (This is my first r6 so idk if its stock)
But just to be safe i did a flush on it and put some Cool-Aide in it, made sure to burp it. I think i'm going to switch to engine ice though, heard nothing but good stuff about it. I haven't had any overheating since, hopefully i don't either.
just use normal coolant. every bike I've seen with that engine ice has puked it out after a hard ride. it's junk. the blue coolant is stock. a lot of companies are starting to make different color coolants for some reason. blue seems to be japan stuff now. and some european cars too.

keep in mind a new engine will run hotter for a while until it's broke in. my R1 was hitting 220 in traffic when it was brand new. but I flashed the ecu to have the fans come on around 214 now and it stays much cooler in traffic. your fans don't come on till around 218. the manufactures have to meet very strict european emissions so making them run hotter helps keep the converter hotter so it works better.

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Re: Overheat warning?

I was having overheating issues with mine. I flushed the system about 4 times with distilled water and then I added Engine Ice, problem solved. Bike runs between 150f-170f while cruising and when I stop it fluctuates between 200f-212f. Im not saying Engine Ice is the solution, it might've been that the old coolant was loosing its heat absorbing properties. But that's just what worked for me.
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I was having overheating issues with mine. I flushed the system about 4 times with distilled water and then I added Engine Ice, problem solved. Bike runs between 150f-170f while cruising and when I stop it fluctuates between 200f-212f. Im not saying Engine Ice is the solution, it might've been that the old coolant was loosing its heat absorbing properties. But that's just what worked for me.
I find that conclusion to be laughable. Or it could have been that your "stock" coolant mixture was 50/50. Simply diluting your stock coolant to 30% glycol content and 70% water would have netted the same results. Now you have EI which is garbage pre diluted garbage at that. So EI thinks you are too silly to mix their product...they do it for you.
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I find that conclusion to be laughable. Or it could have been that your "stock" coolant mixture was 50/50. Simply diluting your stock coolant to 30% glycol content and 70% water would have netted the same results. Now you have EI which is garbage pre diluted garbage at that. So EI thinks you are too silly to mix their product...they do it for you.
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Whatever the case may be it worked for me. Same thing was happening to a friends gixxer, we flushed the system and put Engine Ice in it and it never goes above 215F now. The "Pre diluted garbage" works for me and my friend and my wife's bike too. So yes, laugh all you want, my bikes are running cooler now.
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