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    "Overheating" problem solved

    Recently Ive had what i thought was an overheating issue on my fx-sho. I checked the intake and cooling lines for any blockage. It had normal water flow at idle and the water wasnt scorching hot or boiling. So i pulled up my service manual and started checking the temp/thermo sensors. Apparently when it was in for the starter recall the idiot tech broke the thermo sensor connector, instead of replacing it he used about 2 feet of electrical tape to rig it. Riding here in Tampa the water can be rough at times which over the year it loosened the awesome repair. Oh and the dealer is Fun Bike Center in Lakeland if youre interested. Heres a pic.
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    what a moron.....did you bring it to there attention or are they playing dum?

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    I just found it this morning, im not sure whether to fix it myself or to raise hell.

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    I have an overheating problem as well, it only happens though when I'm either in reverse at idle speeds or just idling around. Once I turn it off and back on it goes away. Mine is up for the 10hr service soon (7.4hours). I don't know if my issue would be the same as yours as mine hasn't been touched yet?

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    So i pulled up my service manual and started checking the temp/thermo sensors.


    I'd take it in, and talk to the service manager. Ask him to provide you the part for free. If he twitches wrong, go get it yourself online, and never return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dentwizard View Post
    I just found it this morning, im not sure whether to fix it myself or to raise hell.

    Raise hell. I would not talk to anyone except the head owner of the company. You need to bring this to his attention to stop this from happening to anyone else in the future. tell him how this is very poor service and you shouldnt have to deal with this blah blah blah. If you go to the service manager they will shrug it off and say they didnt do it.
    Good luck. Doesn't is suck to have to say when you want it done right you have to do it yourself. We dont have mechanics anymore.....just direction readers.

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    I would give them some constructive feedback and mention you got some advice off the Greenhulk guys.

    Then watch the owner of the business "twitch".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dentwizard View Post
    Recently Ive had what i thought was an overheating issue on my fx-sho. I checked the intake and cooling lines for any blockage. It had normal water flow at idle and the water wasnt scorching hot or boiling. So i pulled up my service manual and started checking the temp/thermo sensors. Apparently when it was in for the starter recall the idiot tech broke the thermo sensor connector, instead of replacing it he used about 2 feet of electrical tape to rig it. Riding here in Tampa the water can be rough at times which over the year it loosened the awesome repair. Oh and the dealer is Fun Bike Center in Lakeland if youre interested. Heres a pic.
    Starter recall on SHO??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crewdawg View Post
    Starter recall on SHO??
    it was on the first 08 Sho's. if the ski was started and rev up on a trailer something on the starter would come loose causing it not to start.

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    DW, did you have any loss in performance after yours overheated. This weekend I was running a narrow channel through the flats near dark & ran aground because I couldn't see the next marker. I sucked up a huge amount of grass which blocked the cooling inlets & caused the ski to overheat & go into limp mode. It was knocking badly & burned all the fluid film & silicone off the engine. It ran fine once it cooled down when I fushed it, but I haven't had a chance to check the compression & watertest.

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