233 degrees... cooling issue..
So I finally got to go riding today after a long year of off and on working on her. Ambient temp in az today was around 105 and highway riding brought the bike to 233 but no higher, which is saying a lot, compared to last time of 245. I threw in EI last night after many cycles and I think it helped, although my dealer says honda coolant has a higher temp rating.. I had that in last and EI seems to be better. The fans seem to only work intermittently definately at 220 but sporadic when stopped with the on position at 220. Not sure if thats a culprit. I plan to do the fan switch bypass mod next week to help prolong the inevitable temps but I need to think of a more permanent solution, as AZ is unforgiving.. The fans are set to push and thats about it for whats been done about the issue. I said it didnt go above 233 but the ride ended shortly after that so I dont know for sure. Im home now and letting her cool, but I'm going back out in a few hours, when the temp gets lower, and I plan to do a long ride to see what I come up with.
Problems I've eliminated: water pump works, thermostat works, hoses and lines are all good, I burped all bubbles out, fans do work (98%).
I would like to create some kind of air induction system in the cowls to help flow air to the rads. (PVC type config and hole cutting *cringe*) only problem I could see is disrupting the fans in some way.
Perhaps the dual spal fans could be a step in the right direction as well.
Any ideas? All critisism is welcomed.