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Old 07-21-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default 99 Intruder-Air in Cooling System?

Hi Everyone, I have a 1999 Suzuki Intruder VS800 and have been problems with it overheating and the auto-engine cut-off shutting me down... I have changed out the antifreeze, ensured the cooling fan is running properly, all appears well but I'm still getting cut-off after sitting at a stop light for a few minutes (once the bike is warm).

I have heard there is a bleeder valve to get trapped air out of the cooling system, but I don't know where it is located... does this sound like a probable cause of my dilemma? Antifreeze (pre-mixed) is full in the radiator, no leaks, don't know if there is a thermostat on these (like an auto engine) and if so where to find it...

Any hints/suggestions appreciated...

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Old 07-21-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Have you checked the thermostat to ensure it is opening at the right temperature?
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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Better check the thermostat. The bike's almost ten years old after all.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:18 PM   #4
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Follow the upper radiator-hose beneath the tank, you'll likely find the thermostat nestled in its own cute little housing. There may or may not be a bleeder valve/screw in the housing. I'm not familiar with this bike, so can't give details. For those, you should consult yourself a manual................
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:30 PM   #5
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bleeder is the drain valve at the bottom of the frame.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:36 PM   #6
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Hi Everyone, I have a 1999 Suzuki Intruder VS800 and have been problems with it overheating and the auto-engine cut-off shutting me down... I have changed out the antifreeze, ensured the cooling fan is running properly, all appears well but I'm still getting cut-off after sitting at a stop light for a few minutes (once the bike is warm).

I have heard there is a bleeder valve to get trapped air out of the cooling system, but I don't know where it is located... does this sound like a probable cause of my dilemma? Antifreeze (pre-mixed) is full in the radiator, no leaks, don't know if there is a thermostat on these (like an auto engine) and if so where to find it...

Any hints/suggestions appreciated...

Monty
yes there is a thermostat inside the water pump
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:32 PM   #7
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yes there is a thermostat inside the water pump
run the bike with the radiator cap off to bleed the air out of the system just like in aa car
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