01-03 GSXR600 fan???

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  1. moeracing

    moeracing New Member

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    Hey I just purchased an 02 GSXR600 race bike locally. Needed a little TLC but I have noticed there is no fan on the rad. Is this common place for track only bikes. I had an 01 gsxr600 on the street a back when they first came out and it certainly had a fan. I havent ridden the bike yet and buggered my wrist again at supermoto practice so who knows when I will get to ride it. I just want to be prepared when I do. Any imput is appreciated. Thanks Ross
     
  2. Dean Thompson

    Dean Thompson New Member

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    Yeah lots of racers remove the fan to save a bit of weight. There's no sitting in rush hour traffic idling away, so they're not really needed.
     
  3. moeracing

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    hmm...okay well I guess I will find out if it boils over. thanks for the imput.
     
  4. Mel

    Mel Road racer

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    Like Dean said, you're usually not sitting idling long enough for it to be an issue at the track. My '97 Gixxer 600 had the fan removed and on one extremely hot day, there was a bit of water coming out of the overflow at the end of a race when I got back to the pit, but no problems with the bike during the race or after. I just had to top it up a bit once it cooled down. Just make sure you add the appropriate amount of Water Wetter to the distilled water you use in the cooling system.
     
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  5. vanilla18

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    if its any reassurance, I have a k2 600 aswell but with a fan and it has never had to kick in at the track even on the hottest day last year.
     
  6. rustysgsxr

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    The one thing I would suggest is when doing the cool down lap or your last lap of any track session take it easy and don't go ripping to you pit and shut the bike off.
     
  7. moeracing

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    Sounds good will do. thanks for the tips. Hope to make it to the WCSS track daze next friday injuries permitting.
     
  8. Ryan Whittle

    Ryan Whittle Rider of Orange V-Twins

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    My ZX6R used to get hot. On the cool down lap I would ride quickly but at lower RPM. My thought was less revs = less heat but more speed = more air moving through
     
  9. Mel

    Mel Road racer

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    What Ryan and Rusty said, and also as soon as you re-enter the pits, kill the engine ASAP and coast the rest of the way to your spot, if you can and if it's safe to do so. Every bit helps!
     

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