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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Re: Raptor 660 Charging and Running Problems
The fact that the exhaust was glowing red has nothing to do with how hot the engine was or how hot you overheated it, exhaust on a good running engine will exceed 1000 degrees, which is hot enough to make the exhaust look red, especially if it is a little dark out of even at night.
The hose blowing could have been caused by a poor hose so still not enough reason to consider overheating, BUT if you operated the engine without a proper working cooling system, you may have caused damage to the engine, such as piston rings, piston, warped head, etc.
In my bike I have not had a thermostat for years, I do not like the way the raptor thermostat is about a foot and a half from the engine, it takes for ever for the heat to get to the thermostat, and by then the engine was overheating for me.
686 three plugger with HV porting, 39 FCRS, Curtis Sparks exhaust, Dyna FS CDI