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What would cause my '03 Kawasaki 500 vulcan to over heat while riding at 75 mph in 90 degree weather? It's never happen before. The machine only has 2100 miles on it and is mostly rode around the city.

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Hi ,
The thermostat may be playing up and will need to be replaced .
Bare in mind that any liquid cooled motor will need the coolant to be replaced and cooling system flushed out on a regular basis especially while riding in city as the engine is constantly in the high temperature .

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