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Won’t start when hot

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Zack Lescowitch, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Not unless you plan on breaking the chain and fitting a new one.
     
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    No
     
  3. Zack Lescowitch

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    Well I was able to bring the bike into my home shop this weekend. After topping off the coolant and putting in a switch to manually run the fan, the bike stays cool enough and runs without issues.
     
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    So do you think the coolant top off or the manual swx fan did the trick? I know on the V65 Honda most owners either put a manual swx in or changed the thermostat to a lower number. I hope for you this is a long term fix.

    Did you make sure to put the swx in line or is it a switched power for fan to be on. I just wanted to give you a heads up if you have it hot wired, you might forget to turn it off one day.
     
  5. Zack Lescowitch

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    After a lot of trials, I’m fairly confident it was an overheating issue.

    For now it’s inline. I’m considering looking around for a timer of sorts that lets the fan run for a few minutes after I shut it off and then turns off on its own.
     
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    Why not just get the next lower temp thermostat and that might do the trick. That way you would not have to worry about a swx and the bike would run cooler? I am just glad you got it worked out and you can ride for the rest of the season.
     
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    Those are low figures , your valve clearance should be checked if you have not done so yet. The other thing were all 4 plugs out and battery fully charged when you did compression test. The other thing put a little oil down plug hole and try compression test , reading should be a little higher. If still low I would rent another gauge see what it reads with another gauge.
     

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