Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northern Rivers NSW AUSTRALIA
Solved, at least my issue is and it's embarrassing
Well after a couple of years struggling with the engine temp running up to the top of the gauge an old time mechanic fixed it........
He was standing looking at the bike scratching his head getting up a Kawasaki Dealer who wouldn't believe it was running hot or out of specs. Anyway when he finished the call he stared at the bike a while longer and asked me when I put the Vulcan laser cut radiator trim on.
When I replied about two years ago he told me to take it off reasoning that if one was to move all the solids into one area the new solid piece of chrome would cover about 1/3 of the radiator thereby reducing its effective surface area.
I took the trim off and the gauge came straight back down to normal operating specs. Even on the hottest days since it has never gone more than halfway between the 4th and 5th marks on cooler days it's not even making fan on.
So I am suitably embarrassed for not thinking of it sooner and a little angry that the various dealers who had the radiator out looking for reasons didn't think of it
So my heat problems are solved. Thanks to all who offered their wisdom and experience, it's nice to be able to go for a ride and trust the bike again.
2009 Voyager, "Battle Star"
LED's around Headlight,
Chrome cup holders,
Marvellas passenger and rider highway pegs,
Kawasaki Gel seats,
Grey Sheepskin Seat covers,
Kawasaki Rear Speakers,
H.D. trunk rack,
Chrome passenger board covers,
Chrome Engine plate,
Fog Lights wired to High Beam on/off.
Speedo Healer, Backoff Brake Module
KAM's heat kit
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