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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-10-2016, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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This 2016 Cross Country is my first non-radiator bike. Asking for any advice on running it in town or highway. Items to look for when ridine as a clue to getting too hot. Any advice would be welcomed..i dont know it all so am welcoming any help. Thanx gentlemen and ladies
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Ride it like a bat outta hell. If you're looking for some peace of mind you could get a power commander 5 and have it tuned. But you really don't need to worry about it getting overheated

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your bike will shut off it gets to hot.
Stay out of stop and go traffic on hot days take the long way home.
You'll be fine
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Just ride the thing, Air coold bikes have been around for over 120 years.... Worry about the guy in a car thats gonna turn left in front of you instead....
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Ride it like you stole it. Stay OUT OF city traffic. TAKE IT TO long winding mountain roads and passes, down along rivers and valleys etc.
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I have never had over heating problems out of XR after 4 summers on it. It is actually not as hot running as my last Suzuki cruiser which would blow hot air on my legs when the fan would kick on.

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Consider yourself lucky youre not riding water cooled.
My GPZ900R I took on the poker run last weekend got off the dial into the red on a long winding uphill mountain...I was passed by a bunch of HDs and other cruisers then severely held up through the corners to the point of it starting to nip up from heat seizure! ...I stopped at the top and let it cool.
Gotta drop hoses and do another citric acid flush in the hope of getting a bike that dont turn into a kettle when the heats on.
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Air cooled is quite robust so dont sweat it...Ride it.
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