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Hi to all...

My Tornado heats up very quickly on summer days, especially when stopped, and generally goes from operating temperature to overheated in a matter of minutes.

The cooling fans don't turn when the bike is cool, I gather. It's hard for me to check the fans when the bike is hot; I was riding with a friend last week, and he didn't think the fans were turning.

A few questions:
1) Does the tornado just overheat?
2) Am I right that the fans don't run all the time
3) Does fan failure yield overheating of the sort I'm seeing?

Any other suggestions/thoughts?

Thanks, in advance...
 

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How do.....

Mine runs hot in town and on hot days.Anything between 90 and 100 on the temp guage.As long it doesn't start pissing out hot coolant i kinda ignore it:doh: :rolling: :D ( mine doesnt,i'm glad to say!)

Theres loads on here about it:D

welcome to the forum by the way..........:clap:
 

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Hi,
1) No,but does run hot if slow moving.
2) The fans are controled by the ecu,if the engine temp reaches 98 degrees then the fan comes on.It will stay running until cooled to 93 degrees (normally only by riding faster to cool by air through ducts)
3) From experience if the fans fail then the engine will overheat,the pressure relief cap will open and discharge coolant into the catch tank (and from here to the floor via outlet pipe.)
Note my fans were erratic and the fault was the control wire to the fan relay (under the seat) was not pushed right on. I have not heard of others with similar though.
colin.
 

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Welcome to the forums matey:bow:

As others have stated, the Tornado does seem to run a tad hot on occasions. I've only had coolant piss from the bike once and after that I tend to keep a better eye on the temperature gauge. It's caused me to pull over on a couple of occasions to let the bike cool down a bit but the benefit of that is you get loads of admiring looks from passers by whilst you sit and play 'pong' on your phone for 10 minutes before you hop back on and get it going again:rolling:

Al;)

In saying that, I wish the fans were set to come on when the temperature was a bit lower or at least have a switch were you could get them to come on manually instead:)
 

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Thanks y'all.

If you see a green-and-white Tornado on the side of the road in the Hollywood area, it's probably me, cooling it off. Stop and say hi, maybe you can beat me at pong :D
 

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Hey welcome to the forum mate, is that Hollywood USA, cos there aint much chance of me seeing you or even being there.

Al, the Tuneboy allows you to set the fans to come on and off as well as after ignition turns off, as you require, Ive set mine to come on at 90 for the summer and will raise it come winter, I dont leave them running for too long after ign off JIC the battery goes flat,
take care, Steve.
 

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Welcome to the best forum....Period. My RS heats up real quick but as the others have said, thats what they do. If you live in Hollywood is there any chance you can pop over to the San frenando Valley & arrange a Porn Star Audition for me :D :D :D :D
 
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