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Old 07-15-2007, 06:45 PM
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Picked up a nice 99 and had a questions or 2. Where should the temp gauge run ? Are there any recalls or things to watch out for on these bikes ? (mines got 430 mi.) Help appreciated .
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:00 AM
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my temp gauge runs pretty much straight up. if i sit in traffic on a hot day it will sometimes start to wander to the right.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:35 AM
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My temp gauge will hit 219 degrees before the fan goes on. Then it cools back down to 210. That's only in very hot conditions and I'm sitting in traffic.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by timdske View Post
My temp gauge will hit 219 degrees before the fan goes on. Then it cools back down to 210. That's only in very hot conditions and I'm sitting in traffic.
In '99 they didnt have digital temp gauges... so go by Falcon's observation. Mine does the same, I have an '00..
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:45 PM
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A '99 with 430 miles??? Wow! That's hardly enough to keep the gas fresh. Does it run ok? Usually these bikes have problems with the carbs if they sit too long. Best of luck and welcome!
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Welcome to the forum... one thing to watch is the automatic cam chain tentioners or CCTs - they have been known to fail and cause serious valve damage. They usually get noisy before they go but it could be just seconds before... Some guys say to replace them with the manual versions to be safe... do a search for more info.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by RickB View Post
Welcome to the forum... one thing to watch is the automatic cam chain tentioners or CCTs - they have been known to fail and cause serious valve damage. They usually get noisy before they go but it could be just seconds before... Some guys say to replace them with the manual versions to be safe... do a search for more info.
At 430 miles? Maybe we should ask him what kind of oil he's running!
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I meant 4300 miles , sorry .

My bad typeing , meant 4300 miles .
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On a warm day (80F and higher), on the open road, just below the straight up position, in traffice just straigth up or a little beyond at which point the fan is triggered. Below 75, on the road it runs noticeably below that point, but stopped it can quickly go right to straight up again.

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No recalls. As mentioned, watch/listen for CCTs. Suspension upgrades transform the bike. They should be your first mod. That, and a Sargent seat.
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No recalls. As mentioned, watch/listen for CCTs. Suspension upgrades transform the bike. They should be your first mod after you do your front brakes. That, and a Sargent seat.
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