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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any overheating issues?

Trying to figure out why my redline has been overheating. I think I have found the problem and now the warranty takes over. When I ride for short distances (less then a couple miles) the fan will turn on and continue to run for long periods of time with the motor ideling to cool down. The temp will blink red untill the motor runs cool. I let the motor idle till fan started to run with the radiator cap off and noticed there is no circulation whatsoever! Has anyone else had any temp problems?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 08:16 PM
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Re: Anyone have any overheating issues?

Hey gofast I have had my revolt heat up one time on me but I was pushing pretty hard out in the sand and the outside temps were up in the Southern Utah desert. You know what works real well for diagnoising heating problems is an infra-red temp gun like a Raytek. It makes it easier to isolate problems like a stuck thermostat, pugged radiator(cold spots) as well as measuring temp drop across a radiator. I know you are taking it in for warranty but a temp gun is a great diagnostic tool and good addition to a tool box. It also works well to help isolate dead of misfiring cylinders on engines using exhaust manifold temps next to the exhaust ports. Let us know what the fix to your problem is.
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I will, Thanks for the info. Jared at redline has been real helpful and said he would replace the radiator if need be. I will keep this thread informed.
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Re: Anyone have any overheating issues?

Thanks again Mike for all your info and/or recalls. It seems my dealership that I bought thur have not contacted at all about any of the issues. It sounds like you run one of the few honest shops left in the country. Wish you were closer would have bought thur you.
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Re: Anyone have any overheating issues?

Mike @ Red Rock Rails upgraded my ECU. Wow what a difference. I've had it up to 9,250
feet above my home, in the Wasatch Mountains. It runs great! I never had a overheating problem, but cold idle was a bit rough. The upgrade smoothed it right out.



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Gofast480 hey, Hows it oing? can you PM me the Shop you are talking about and would like to know what your finding out?

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Re: Anyone have any overheating issues?

Damon,
Unfortunetly I bought/service thur ridenow chandler. Ridenow is the biggest shitbox store/shop and she banned from selling anything, Including even a pack of gum! They have punk kids who last anywhere from a month to a week and then theres always the bad attitudes with warranty work. I dropped mine off a Two weeks ago with a list of recalls that I never recieved in the mail no thanks to ridenow. I have been going back and forth with jared at redline who has assured me EVERYTHING will be fixed to par or he will have somebody from redline who is locally in the valley pick it up and go thur the machine.The ful list was overheating (at a 2 min idle the fan would kick on and run nonstop),the ecm,pinging in the muffler (second fix to the muffler,the first was the springs/coils came loose and was screaming from the outtake),the brakeline,The gas pedel (can stick wide open),and the oil lines that have to be rerouted. Upon worring about ridenow fing up my machine I talked with jared who even on his day off was prompt about calling the general manager of ridenow asking him if he felt as if he could fix the situation at hand. Supposed to be done middle of the week will post results. To sum it up RIDENOW is terrible store.Jared at redline is the shit,Thanks to him I feel comfortable with my machine.
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Re: Anyone have any overheating issues?

Hey gofast480 did you find out what was causing your overheating problem?
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Yep,
While my machine was being fixed for all the recalls metioned (that by the way took a MONTH). They sent back the old radiator and replaced both the radiator and the fan. Runs great so far, (next weekend is the real test, GLAMIS!). I think ridenow is just really slow and do not take into considaration the time. Only thing now that slightly worrys me is I found the diagnostic unplugged. Ride now said redline asked them to unplug it and tighten my hubs? Waiting to hear from redline.......................
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Re: Anyone have any overheating issues?

Just a quick note about dealers...

Red Rock Rails has been GREAT to work with. From day one.
Last spring, a friend flew us down to Saint George Ut. Linda met us at the airport and drove us to Sand Hollow, were we were able to test drive a Revolt, for almost 2 hours. I was so impressed with the Revolt and Mike's knowledge of the machine, that I put a down payment on a Revolt, that day. Linda drove us back to the St. George airport and we flew home.

Later on that month I drove to Leeds, Ut. to pick up my machine. Linda even got me a reduced rate at a hotel. The next day I drove to Leeds and met Mike and Linda. We went through all the paper work and Mike and I installed a few options, Rear bumper and mirrors.

As we were loading the Revolt onto the my new trailer we noticed the wheels where loose. Mike jumped right in and fixed the loose wheel bearings. He even fixed a few wheel studs that were messed up.

Later on this last summer, Mike emailed me about a ECU upgrade. When the computer was ready, he drove to my home North of Salt Lake city. That drive takes 5 hours, one way.

I would challenge any one, to find better service, than that!

Thanks Mike!

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