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hi all new to the site and new to my z1000. its a 2003 with 16k on it. on my way home with it at a light i could smell anitfreeze. the temp was 200. when i got home i let it run and it reached 207 without the fan kicking on. while riding at 55F it was at avg 170. what should it be running at and when does the fan kick on?

also the guy put muzzy slipons with no airbox mod. should i do the mod or will i need to get a PC3? i'm also new to fuel injection, and liquid cooled for that matter. when getting on the throttle it seems to run faster when i roll back on the gas. in the world of carbs where im from it seems to be running rich/fat.

thank for the anticipated help.
 

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My 07 had the same issue of a coolant smell at stops.....found out that the radiator hose clamps were seeping and burning it off....the clamps are very narrow so I replaced them with wider ones that covered more surface area...this solved that problem.....also....the fan
does not kick on til 212* to 215* and cycles til it reaches 190* or so......normal operating temp will vary from 155* in colder weather up to 200* in summer......Hope this helps
 

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My 07 had the same issue of a coolant smell at stops.....found out that the radiator hose clamps were seeping and burning it off....the clamps are very narrow so I replaced them with wider ones that covered more surface area...this solved that problem.....also....the fan
does not kick on til 212* to 215* and cycles til it reaches 190* or so......normal operating temp will vary from 155* in colder weather up to 200* in summer......Hope this helps
Thanks very much. im old school but i'll learn .
mechanical is what i'm all about so i guess the electronic knowledge will come soon enough.
 

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Yeah this stuff worried me too, but I have 26000 on my '03 with no issues. I have just changed tires and oil. I had to put on new chain and sprockets this year as well. Enjoy the bike!
 
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