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Offline BigGinger

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How often does your fan come on?
« on: 16 August, 2020, 06:45:01 PM »
Iíve only owned the 1000 for a month or so, and the fan came on regularly until it gave up a few days back. How often should it come on and what would be excessive?

Iíd say mine came on most times I was sat still. Iím trying to figure out if my radiator needs repairing or at-least a good clean.

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Re: How often does your fan come on?
« Reply #1 on: 16 August, 2020, 07:11:34 PM »
Never really gave that much thought. On a hot day at the traffic lights the fan probably kicks in before the lights turn green. Rain or shine back from a ride if I leave it idling by the time I've got the helmet off and opened the stable doors its 50:50 whether or not the fan kicks in. It never seems to kick in on the move but would I really notice if it did, it never seems to be running when I pull up. It seems to kick in more during the summer than winter then thats expected. There is of course the coolant temperature warning light if it works, never ever noticed that come on but given most overheating scenarios are down to insufficient coolant it wouldn't come on anyway. Clear unobstructed radiator fins help as does a good condition coolant. If you don't know how old the coolant is flush the system and replace it. I use TRIPLE QX red anti-freeze & summer coolant concentrate from Euro Car Parts in all my vehicles, no need to be too fussy with the flushing at subsequent coolant replacements that way.

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Re: How often does your fan come on?
« Reply #2 on: 16 August, 2020, 09:29:39 PM »
Mine is on lots - it never bothers me as my Bandit 1200 was air oil cooled and had no fan and I hammered that from 2,000 to 50,000 miles
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Re: How often does your fan come on?
« Reply #3 on: 20 August, 2020, 10:30:31 AM »
Some here, kicks in all the time stationary in traffic.
To be honest I'd now worry more if it didn't, without a temperature gauge its hard to tell when its creeping up.

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Re: How often does your fan come on?
« Reply #4 on: 20 August, 2020, 11:02:58 AM »
Has anyone ever had the temperature warning light come on?

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Re: How often does your fan come on?
« Reply #5 on: 20 August, 2020, 11:09:35 AM »
I have recently. Thatís how I discovered my fan wasnít working.

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Re: How often does your fan come on?
« Reply #6 on: 20 August, 2020, 11:23:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
Has anyone ever had the temperature warning light come on?

Only once when in a carnival procession with RBLR, when l had my Mk 1. It went out as soon as l got moving at a proper speed. Didnít cause any problems