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Last night my buddy and I went to bike nite in Sharon pa. (we live in erie). anyways, my bike seemed to be running hot. On the way down, I figured it was just because it was 80 degrees F out. On the way home, it was only about 60-70, and while riding my bike would be about 174 deg. , but if we stopped at a red light, it would climb to over 200. Once it gets to 220, the fan would kick on and it would drop a few degrees. That can't be normal.... my buddy's gixxer only went up about 5 degrees at the light.
Also, we stopped to get gas. we pulled in and bs'd for a bit, started up and pulled to the pump. got gas, started up (struggled a lil) and pulled back over to the parking spot.... after about 15 min, went to start it..... wouldn't turn over? ... weak battery. (this happened right after I bought it too) I just replaced the battery 3 weeks ago. The guy I bought it from a month or so ago said HE just replaced the battery also.
I rode it home after jumpstarting it (almost 2 hr ride) and when I got home, I shut it off and restarted it with no problem...maybe a lil slower than normal, but it started right up.

any ideas where to start?
 

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Ok The fan comes on betwwen 220 F & 222 F that is normal
When the fan comes on that sucks a lot of battery juice
its a good thing to shut the high beam off if you have it on
when the fan comes on that will conserve battery power

If the bike shuts off or you shut it off & wont start ( Rectifier / regulator is too hot )
pull to the side of the road & wait a few minutes 10 miutes or so
the rec reg will cool off & the bike should start right up

You need to load test the battery you just bought any automotive parts
store should that for free if the battery does not pass the test then its the battery
it the battery passes the test then you should test your charging system
 

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but is the fast rise in temp normal? it shouldn't get that hot that quickly , I wouldn't think, when at a light for only a minute or two when it's night and only about 65-70 degrees...
 

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yes its normal as long as the fan comes on at 220F to 222 F
stays on while you are at the light and shuts off when you
start moving and the temp gradually comes down
The RR regadless of what is the production year is famous
for running such temp
 

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yep

at least once every month or so someone jumps on here freaking out about how his bike hits 220 at stop lights and then cant believe when everyone tells him that it is normal.

you should search around. youd be surprised
 

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i went on vacation shortly after posting this, but I understand that it is normal to run hot. that's cool. I'm more worried about the problem of not wanting to start. Just before I left for vacation i tried it and the bike started right up with no problem.... So, I guess it just acts like the battery is dead when its hot??? this CAN"T be normal....
 

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Bike gets hot -Rectifier/ Regulator gets hot as well - got to let it cool off
before trying to start the bike this has happened to my 03 RR a few times
 

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Bike gets hot -Rectifier/ Regulator gets hot as well - got to let it cool off
before trying to start the bike this has happened to my 03 RR a few times
so you're saying my rectifier is probably bad? sounds like a simple fix. is this common on the 06?

I got back today and it started right up. went for about half hour ride and stopped at my mom's house for a couple hours. started fine when i left, then went to the store. was shut off for about 10 min..... when I went to start it..... all lights came on until I hit the starter....everything died. Ran beside it and popped the clutch and it started right up. got home and parked it in the garage! If the rectifier is bad, i'll replace it because I'm not going to jump start the darn thing everytime its hot.
 

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Ok its one of two things
1. Battery is not charging or holding the charge
Load test it to find out that answer
2. Rectifier / regulator is not doing its job and charging
the battery
That also got to get tested once u know who is doing what
and not doing what its suppose too then you can buy new parts
 
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