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Old 01-09-2006, 09:22 PM
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Default what sort of temperature should the cylinder head be running at??

as above, been out for a ride, engine felt hotter than I seem to remember my other aircooled engines getting

all exhaust manifolds are the same temp within 2 degrees so pleased with that, BUT

cylinder head real hot!!!, 127-130 degrees centigrade
thats 266 degrees faranheit for the older generation :P

plenty of oil flow, had the cam cover off and full of oil

any suggestions

engine is 1100cc four pot kawasaki

just found a few test sheets online about the norton commando, that was running almost the same temp at the head, so maybe its not too bad???

advice wanted before I ride it again
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:47 AM
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sounds about right to me. my old 750/4 ran at aproximatley F*@% ME thats hot all the time. a bit hotter in trafic.
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:06 PM
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sounds about right to me. my old 750/4 ran at aproximatley F*@% ME thats hot all the time. a bit hotter in trafic.
my kawasaki z750 is the same and your legs are very close to the cylinder head always wear leather trousers (even when im not riding dont you just love the feeling of leather against skin)
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:44 PM
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My GS runs hot enough to flash boil water off the head.It's pissing rain here,I was out in it and the head was bone dry at all times.I wouldn't worry about it until yer headers glow red.......
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:27 PM
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ok thanks for that, just for some reason it panicked me, used to watercooled at 90 odd degrees

but guess that with watercooling and thermostats and rads etc it will obviuosly run considerably cooler than an air cooled bike

mines the same, parked it up after the ride, and rain hit it but never saw it, just a sizzle and then gone
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:18 PM
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hmmmm, headers glowing red, header pipes on my trike look like fire irons at about a ton keeps ya warm in cold weather though
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