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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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950 overheat problem?

I have finally decided on buying the 950 tourer ( over the Stryker ) I plan to pick it up Friday. My question is has anyone ever had an overheating problem with the air cooled engine? It gets really hot here in Tennessee and I will be in some heavy slow traffic at times. Thanks for any input
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 07:45 PM
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I had one for two years. Never a problem.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 09:40 PM
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i gets hotter here in Austin. 2 years ago we set a record with over 100 days over 100 degrees. i've had my 950 since '09 and i've never had an overheating problem.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 09:56 PM
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I think the key is to keep the oil changed properly. There's only two ways to cool that engine: air fins and oil.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 06:37 AM
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You can always install a FMS and adjust to a richer mixture, that is how we cooled down small aircraft air cooled engines. We leaned the mixture to improve our fuel usage but keep an eye on the cylinder head temperature and adjusted to more a more rich mixture when needed.
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