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What temp is the fan supposed to turn on at?

Does it only run with the motor running, or will it run with just the key on and the water above a certain temp?

Besides the water pump drain, are there any drains on the cylinders?

Here's why I ask; I finally got my 2007 1098 together and running and it was getting hot. It was also boiling coolant in the res. So, rather than buying a new radiator, I drained the coolant and flushed it twice with distilled water and water wetter. No more boiling water (even above 217, the hottest I was able to get it). I think I may have had an air pocket in the system that was causing the water to boil originally.

That said, I can't hear the fan running. I'm not sure I would, because the prior owner's Termi's are quite loud. I know some bikes it doesn't turn on until much, much later. My 2000 GSXR750 didn't turn on until something like 232. Anyone know?

One more question, anyone have a good source for brake pads for it (street and track day pads, no need for full-race pads). I pretty much destroyed what was left of the pads on the bike when I took it to the track.

Happy 4th.
 

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Whenever I flush the system I burp it before starting it up by squeezing the lower radiator hose until no more bubbles are coming out. (takes a while) Keep the radiator topped off while doing this. Start the bike to let it come to temp to open the thermostat and shut it down. When it cools down top it off again and good to go.

For the brake pads:

kurveygirl.com - Dzus, Vesrah, Brembo, Spring Clips and More - Vesrah VD-9031 RJL: Suzuki GSXR600/750 ('11), Ducati 1098/1198

Not the cheapest, but they last and work like magic!
 

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What do you mean 90% done?
Fairing stay is still broken. The upper is cracked. It needs brakes. I hate the acculine rearsets. It needs a clutch. I bought it CHEAP.

Whenever I flush the system I burp it before starting it up by squeezing the lower radiator hose until no more bubbles are coming out. (takes a while) Keep the radiator topped off while doing this. Start the bike to let it come to temp to open the thermostat and shut it down. When it cools down top it off again and good to go.

For the brake pads:

kurveygirl.com - Dzus, Vesrah, Brembo, Spring Clips and More - Vesrah VD-9031 RJL: Suzuki GSXR600/750 ('11), Ducati 1098/1198

Not the cheapest, but they last and work like magic!
Prior owner did the flush prior that left it with boiling anti-freeze in the res tank. I do the same thing.

RJL's were definitely on the list.

Thanks guys!
 
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