Time to update....
After experiencing (and ignoring) high running temperatures for the last few years, I noticed that this year things have been getting worse quicker.
Having a good poke around seems to indicate that the head gasket is failing despite no oil/water problems, just running hot and losing water and not to mention air bubbles appearing in the overflow bottle when the engine is revved.
So I bit the bullet and decided that the engine needs to come out, I had already taken off the fairings, the exhaust, most of the cooling system and the fuel tank, then it was onto unknown territory
First off, the ecu, the secondary fuel injectors and fuel rail
The onto the airbox
After that was the main fuel injectors and throttle bodies
Throttle bodies off...what next ?
Oh so many wires
Thermostat housing off along with the rest of the coolant hoses
Loom tucked out of harms way....where does it all go ?
Time to get busy with the Dremel......special Honda tool required
5 mins later
New Honda CBR600RR Superleggera
It was encouraging that it all went straight forward. Next job is to get the cylinder head off and hopefully find the cause of the issues. I'm also thinking that whist it is like this I should do the valve clearances and anything that is on the service schedule.
I'm also thinking of stripping the rest of the bike down and painting the frame and making the whole bike mint.
During this period of rest for the bike (will be into next year before trackdays again) there are other jobs to do to....brake fluid needs changing, might as well change the pads too...infact might get some newer/cleaner calipers too. Might even see if my 'budget' can extend to a slipper clutch too.