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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hot as hell

Ok before anyone starts flaming on me I know they run hot and I know their air cooled but when is hot to hot. I have a 2012 RGU with stage 1 and CFRs a decatted head pipe and 204 cams with a SERT tuner. My problem is that this thing gets so hot you can't stand to be on it. The front head will run around 270 degrees and the rear head will get up to around 390 degrees and I know the rear runs hotter but does anyone have any ideas what to do to get her cooled down some. As far as the way it runs it's not bad there's no pinging or anything it's just hot thx for any ideas you might have

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 08:52 AM
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a PROPER tune and Ward's fan's should do it.

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Take your lowers off in the summer. It really helps.

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I took the lowers off and installed the GADS deflectors. They're not as good as the lowers for buffeting, but a LOT better than nothing! Cools the legs tremendously! If you don't want to remove the lowers, take the door completely out of the lower. That's helps some too. I'm going to get a full dyno tune on mine next week in hopes of cooling it down a bit more, but I'm not holding my breath.



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X 2 on the Wards Fans. Just installed a couple of weeks ago. Went on a 1400 mile trip, watched the head temperature on my PowerVision. Highest temp was 269, but normally ran 210 - 230. Best part was at stops when the engine temp dropped & oil pressure stayed higher.

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What the others said wards fans.

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Another thumbs up for the Ward fans... will not help with the heat to your legs (you need to remove the lowers in the summer for that...) but the fans do a great job cooling the heads. And they look frigging cool too!!

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Good GOD that sounds hot...Mine ran about 230-240 on a really hot day in traffic. Recently had engine trouble and one of the first clues was an oil temp guage at 300. I realize oil temp and head temp are different and all gauges aren't the same but WOW, that seems awfully high. Maybe I'm just clueless.

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Thanks for the tips at this point I'll try anything I'll get a fan and see if it helps

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I use a infra red heat gun to check it hell I don't even want to know the oil temp

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