Joined: Feb 2008
I Ride: '08 Kawasaki ZX14
Hi guys, I have a very strange problem with my '08 14:
Took on the highway after a very hot day in traffic. Suddenly I see the very high temp bar flashing, followed by "FI Error". Pulled over, noticed the expansion can was boiling. Called my mechanic, took the bike to service with a van. Stripped her naked. Changed expansion can with a brand new one (the old one was cracked and leaking). Found out the thermostat was opening too late, in over 80 C degrees water. Removed the thermostat, took it for a spin, same result, overheating in like 5 minutes. Checked the water pump, cranks ok, no damage. Radiator in good condition, checked also. My mechanic is running out of ideas. It's obvious the water is not circulating well, but all the pipes, everything looks perfect. Even at idle, sitting on standers the bike is overheating in less than 5 minutes.
I don't know what else to try.... I must add that I've fitted years ago the second fan. Never had such an overheating problem before.
Do you have other ideas except fo water ice etc, since I have never used it before and the bike has been always running fantastic.
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