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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Water pump or ceramic coating?

My 2011 F4 gets very hot when I get stuck in slow traffic and I end up with a heat rash on my right leg and the seat gets pretty warm too.
Would a better water pump and different coolant make it run cooler or should I just get the exhaust ceramic coated?
I had an XB9R Buell that I had the exhaust headers ceramic coated and it worked wonders for stopping me getting a heat rash on my leg.
What would be the better option?

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Well, I think you've answered your own question there. Changing coolant flow and coolant will change, to some degree(pun intended), the engine running temperature; but, it will do little for exhaust temperature.

Ceramic coating your exhaust will reduce transmitted heat in the path of the exhaust and push it out the back. This will heat the seat a bit more if you don't put some material between the silencer and the seat. I used a heat reflective adhesive inuslator under the seat tray.

Where is your heat rash? At the risk of chiding from the rest of the comedians on here, if it is inner thigh at the gas tank seat junction, then this route may help. If it is the back of the calf, then I might go down the decat route as well.

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ceramic coat and decat.....

you already have the H.O. waterpump

the usual problem is ignition map and fueling too.....but I don't remember any '11 owners saying anything though


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As a part of your review I would check the operation of the cooling fans and that the thermostat is opening properly.

And of course that the coolant level is correct.

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Thanks for the replies.
Think I will go and take the bike down to the ceramic coating place and get a quote.

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