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Hi... Need some help and assistance

i just bough BN600 last month and its been great except the high temperature of the bike. I mean its Indonesia where is hot, humid and the traffics not as free as other country.

we found out radiator volume only 600cc.

is the a way to increase the radiator capacity? Any one knows how I can get one?
And how about fan? Any suggestion to increase the air volume...

or any input regarding hi temperature of BN600 will be much help for us here.

so far benelli dealer Indonesia haven't been able to deliver solution just yet.


Thanks guys
 

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Looks like our first problem page for a BN site that still doesn't exist.:doh: I did flagged this up awhile ago we needed another discussion site.:rolleyes:


Can someone inform the site manager.:rolling:




 

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Hi, I would have thought there is already a fan on the BN which is thermostat controlled ,so I would presume it is all working within its perimeters set by the factory . If the temp gauge is sitting in the red then you have an issue and continued use in the red will damage the engine in time . Firstly if it was me I would tell the dealer to sort it ,however you state the dealer can not resolve . That's not good enough IMHO . If it was out of warranty I would suggest you remove the thermostat completely which should keep the top temp a bit lower as long as you have not got another issue ie the water pump or a kinked hose causing a lesser flow rate .
 

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As Ferret says, If its been like this from new.....I would lay money on an air lock in the coolant system, I doubt your weather has much bearing on it....unless the design is tha bad it doesn't get enough airflow.

take it back to the dealer tell then to drain and refill the coolant system and bleed it and go from there...
 

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Thanks guys, ill pass it on to the dealer about the thermostat and the fan. See what they say, just yesterday when my temp reach 128c my throttle seems stuck and not decelerate as fast as the grip. Quite danger especially in traffic. Any suggestion where I can bigger radiator ?
 

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hi... dealer havent done shit.!!!!

they told me to change the liquid coolant to engine ice (suppose to be best one, its cost me 30 usd for two liters) and nothin.... same old thing.

ive changed the oil to sae 60 and upgrade the radiator from 1.1 liter to 2.2 liter.
its bettter but temperature still goes 114c on traffic jammed.

ive heard people saying about bigger water pump, bigger fan, and remapping ecu...

any thougts i definitely interested. thank you
 

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find other owners of the same model....in your location and see how their bikes perform. secondly is this bike still under warranty???? lastly contact the manufacturer and ask their advice.

it needs sorting.
 

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I've asked at least 7 owners of the same bike ( so far only 25 sold here in Jakarta) and they experienced the same problem and some others issue too like clutch wired, electric faulty, brake caliper jammed, water pump leaked.

Yeah a lot of little things, they fixed all of it except the heat problem.. They haven't found a solution yet..
It's very tiring now....



If you have changed those parts and its virtually the same ,I would say you may have a faulty head gasket , but would not take the crap from the dealer and demand they fix it now .
 

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I've asked at least 7 owners of the same bike ( so far only 25 sold here in Jakarta) and they experienced the same problem and some others issue too like clutch wired, electric faulty, brake caliper jammed, water pump leaked.

Yeah a lot of little things, they fixed all of it except the heat problem.. They haven't found a solution yet..
It's very tiring now....

Sounds to me very much like Chinese build Quality👎
 

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This thread makes the bn sound like all the other crap ones that have come that way . This is a real shame ,i was expecting more considering the monies involved . I would take it back and get my money back .
 

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i wish i can, i should've consider kawasaki Z800... its actually was the next consideration before i make the down payment. kawasaki Z800 is thailand made and weather wise similar with indonesia.

but i really wanna own an italian bikes :-(

now i have to pay for it....

This thread makes the bn sound like all the other crap ones that have come that way . This is a real shame ,i was expecting more considering the monies involved . I would take it back and get my money back .
 

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agreed, but so far i am still waiting and waiting. they havent come up with any solution just yet.

i have another question, is the BN600 available in europe or not? or its just asia and australia?
Hi , sorry for your troubles , as for Europe - you could always try to contact our German guru Alex at : [email protected]

Would think he would like to hear about BN initial faults .
 

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Sounds to me very much like Chinese build Quality
It sounds to me like the old Morris Minor problem. Designed in the UK with the carby and fuel lines located above the exhaust manifold. Fine for the UK, but in Australia it suffered from fuel vaporisation. They never considered the summer temps in Australia.
China has possibly fallen into a similar rabbit hole.
 

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re your question "have they been introduced into Europe yet". Not officially, I attended a presentation of the BN yesterday in Pesaro and they will officially start importing to Europe in Jan 2014.the Italian Benelli club will be trying one of the at the weekend (about 200 kms) I will let you know how the rider gets on in the hot weather but obviously not as hot as Indonesia. I will also try to communicate with a factory representative when we have a evening meet on Saturday night
Steve
 

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nice...
thanks bro. will look forward for the news


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re your question "have they been introduced into Europe yet". Not officially, I attended a presentation of the BN yesterday in Pesaro and they will officially start importing to Europe in Jan 2014.the Italian Benelli club will be trying one of the at the weekend (about 200 kms) I will let you know how the rider gets on in the hot weather but obviously not as hot as Indonesia. I will also try to communicate with a factory representative when we have a evening meet on Saturday night
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Well the factory actually loaned 4 bikes out.Riders of varying rider abilities and some very slow riding through villages etc, some fast stretches no reports of any problems with cooling etc in temperatures of about 25/29 deg much cooler I imagine than in Indonesia, so they need to sort out the coolant system out for the Far East. There was no indication from the factory re your probs re overheating. I will if you want to take this matter further on your behalf lodge a complaint to the factory. Apart from riders that normally ride bigger machinery saying they missed the power complaints about anything were few. All liked the machine and indeed one of them was ordering one of the first batch destined for Europe. Has a footnote the 4 bikes were ridden by numerous different riders.
Steve
 
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