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has anyone ever used one of these(fan control)

I just changed my coolant and everything and the bike still runs a little hot and I was wondering if anyone has ever used one of these.
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Re: has anyone ever used one of these(fan control)

Those are just a switch that turns the radiator fan on at a lower temp.You can put a switch in yourself so you can switch the fan on when you want,ie when in traffic.When the Gpz900r came out (geez I feel old)It ran hot in traffic, the answer was to install a manual fan switch so the instant you hit traffic you could flick the fan on and it gave the engine a lot longer before the temp started to rise.
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I know what it is. Is there a cheaper way to do a manual switch myself
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I just changed my coolant and everything and the bike still runs a little hot and I was wondering if anyone has ever used one of these.
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How hot?
If it's running around 85-95C then it's not running hot.

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in atlanta traffic it gets to about 230+
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in atlanta traffic it gets to about 230+

That's definately hot :-)
But the fan is running?
In which case I can't see manually triggering the fan is likely to help.
How old is your coolant?
Is the radiator full?
And maybe try bleeding any air out of the system.

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Re: has anyone ever used one of these(fan control)

mine has gotten as far up as 125c (iirc) without coming on... fan works, and the relay was within specs, so i just installed a manual toggle switch which cost about $10. with the fan on it stays about 100-110c in stop and go traffic in 90f weather.

when running 30mph + without having to stop, it always stays in the 80-83c range wether the ambient temp is 40f or 100f. soon as i have to stop tho, it climbs very quickly.

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That's definately hot :-)
But the fan is running?
In which case I can't see manually triggering the fan is likely to help.
How old is your coolant?
Is the radiator full?
And maybe try bleeding any air out of the system.
fan runs
coolant changed two weeks ago and bled the system.
It gets really hot here and its extremely humid.
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mine has gotten as far up as 125c (iirc) without coming on... fan works, and the relay was within specs, so i just installed a manual toggle switch which cost about $10. with the fan on it stays about 100-110c in stop and go traffic in 90f weather.

when running 30mph + without having to stop, it always stays in the 80-83c range wether the ambient temp is 40f or 100f. soon as i have to stop tho, it climbs very quickly.

Then your fan switch is not working.
The fan comes on around 102C.

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coolant changed two weeks ago and bled the system.
It gets really hot here and its extremely humid.

Gets pretty hot here as well - over 110F in the shade in summer :-)
Out in the sun I've seen almost 70C or more than 150F. I've had several thermometers fail to recover after leaving them in the sun :-)
The best temperature drop I've seen is when I wrapped my headers, so you can try that, and it's pretty cheap too.

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Gets pretty hot here as well - over 110F in the shade in summer :-)
Out in the sun I've seen almost 70C or more than 150F. I've had several thermometers fail to recover after leaving them in the sun :-)
The best temperature drop I've seen is when I wrapped my headers, so you can try that, and it's pretty cheap too.
that a good idea. ill try that
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i actually have on and its mounted on my black plasting around the steering and i tell you what..i tought it was a good idea becuase my bike runs hot and i normally use it all the time and it does not work that well..i actually got stuck in traffic and kept turning the bike on and off and that wasnt enough and my coolants started bubbling out had to pull over and let it cool down and traffic move
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Go pick up something called water wetter

Red Line Synthetic Oil - Water Wetter® Coolant Additives - SuperCool with WaterWetter®

That will help out with keeping it cooler.

I dont understand how peoples bikes can boil over though, I have extremely old coolant in my bike and it still works. Bike will hit 220* and the fan kicks in, takes under a minute to drop it to 210*
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i actually have on and its mounted on my black plasting around the steering and i tell you what..i tought it was a good idea becuase my bike runs hot and i normally use it all the time and it does not work that well..i actually got stuck in traffic and kept turning the bike on and off and that wasnt enough and my coolants started bubbling out had to pull over and let it cool down and traffic move

I've never understood how people imagine turning the fan on manually is going to keep the engine any cooler than leaving it to operate automatically.

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Go pick up something called water wetter

Red Line Synthetic Oil - Water Wetter® Coolant Additives - SuperCool with WaterWetter®

That will help out with keeping it cooler.

I dont understand how peoples bikes can boil over though, I have extremely old coolant in my bike and it still works. Bike will hit 220* and the fan kicks in, takes under a minute to drop it to 210*

I tried WW and have seen absolutely no difference in operating temps.

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