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post #1 of 16 Old 11-21-2010, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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hi there people i have owned my quad since christmas and never had a problem with it overheating but at the weekend the overheating light came on and the fan was goin as well it did cool down and the light went out and the fan went off but just dont no y i was kicking it in 1st an 2nd gear or a bit as i was at an enduro with lots of mud and not much water to go through to keep it cool has anybody took there thermostat out to run cooler or is there something else i can do to solve this or is it just the way the bike runs in general
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Check your radiator closely. I thought mine was clean but upon closer inspection there was mud packed in the radiator. The area of the radiator right in front of the fan had mud packed in there. I had to hold a hose to it in both directions for a while to clean it all out. Remove the plastic shrouds and take a close look. You'll probably find mud in there.


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I would not recommend taking out the thermostat in any vehicle... that flow restriction is needed to slow the water flow through the radiator to give the water enough time IN the radiator to shed it's heat. Remove that restriction and the water will pass through the radiator without shedding much heat... the water will return to the motor almost as hot as it left.
My opinion is that you didn't get enough AIR flow through the radiator... possibly from mud and lack of speed (1st and 2nd gear)... If radiator is clogged with mud, fan can't pull air through.

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thanx for the advise do u think the thermostat is broke or just give the rad a good clean for now
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thanx for the advise do u think the thermostat is broke or just give the rad a good clean for now
Clean the piss outta it. Dust and dirt can get built up in there... out of sight. Even muddy water can clog... water is evaporated away from the heat, but leaves behind the dirt that is now baked on. I wash my quad after EVERY ride and clean radiator EVERY time even if I didn't ride in dusty or muddy conditions. Good habit to get into. Clean just like xx700xx suggested. You probably won't need to remove any plastics in future cleanings. See how cleaning good works on your next ride.

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I remove the radiator every other race and clean it . You'd be surprised how much mud is in there , even though it looks clean. First time I checked to see how much dirt was in the rad even though it looked clean. Did it in the shower over the bath tub. Not recommended it was a white bath and the amount that came out and cleaning the bath afterwards.Lets just say it was a good job Jill was at work that day!

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I agree with everyone else. It is probably just your radiator. This happens a lot on bigger quads, my RINCON overheats whenever I go mudding with it.

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Spray the radiator down with engine degreaser. Then hose it off. That really helps to clean it. We do that at work a lot with our machines

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.... Did it in the shower over the bath tub. Not recommended it was a white bath and the amount that came out and cleaning the bath afterwards.
In the bath tub? Really? I always thought you Brits were a bit crazy. I learned long ago that the easiest way to commit suicide with the wife is to bring auto/mc parts into the house. No work bench to assemble mc motor?... Dinning room table works... Does not go over too well with wife.

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Simple green works great too.
Yep, what he said. I keep a gal bottle in my garage and just refill my spray bottle as needed.

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