Why is my 2008 BMS TBX 260 overheating??

by Khi Patrick
(Atlanta, GA)

First off, I LOVE this scooter!! It's my ONLY form of transportation & for the most part, it runs like a "TOP" but, I've had an over heating issues...

The radiator fan had died & I had it replaced. That made some difference... The mechanic also suggested that the heat indicator needle is a bit "WHACKY" & I will agree...

Sometimes when I take a sharp rt. hand turn the needle reads cooler than just going straight forward. He also suggested, the weather has been SO HOT lately here in Ga. but, I drove it all last summer, down in Florida without this problem.

Sometimes on cooler days,the needle will still read HOT so, I don't know what to think. For obvious reasons, I'm scared to drive it too far when it's getting into the red!! Anyone experienced this with their BMS 260?? Thanx

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Jun 04, 2010
by: Izzy

It sounds like you have one of two problems. I would suggest you have the temperature gauge replaced or have the thermostat replaced. I guess the real question in, Does the cooling fan come on when the gauge indicates you're starting to run hot? I would try flushing the system out before I did anything else.

Jun 04, 2010
Air Bubble
by: Jim Zeiser

When your fan broke your system got hot and developed air bubbles in the coolant system. The best way to rid the system of air is to let the scooter get warm and add coolant to the system through the radiator cap. Once the radiator is full you should be good.

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