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Old 05-22-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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What is your opinion of them? I've got a full exhaust and noticed my bike heats up a lot faster while I'm in traffic than other bikes, it's cheap. Should I?

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Old 05-22-2010, 11:08 PM   #2
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Do u honestly think that would make a difference? Find out how to wire a switch to your cooling fan relay. Then switch it on whenever you want. Or something else is wrong with your bike.
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Do u honestly think that would make a difference? Find out how to wire a switch to your cooling fan relay. Then switch it on whenever you want. Or something else is wrong with your bike.
they do make a difference smart guy.
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I have one installed on my zx14 I honestly couldn't tell u if it worked or not because I also changed my coolant to engine ice when I installed the fan. All I can say is my zx14 would over heat before but it hasn't since I installed the fan and engine ice together.
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To clarify things, my bike never over heats, just gets up to temperature quicker after the Full Muzzy exhaust was installed.

Thanks for an honest opinion Byrdman, did changing to engine ice make a noticeable difference? I moved to San Marcos for school, so the roads here are much better than Houston (i.e. country roads with minimal stoplights). But it is usually hotter here and I was just wanting to add a little protection to the bike.
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The fan will help a little................ but look heres the deal. The results youre looking for are a result of SEVERAL mods not just the fan its self. Does that make any sense? So I say get the fan but follow it up with engine ice........ If youre still not happy with the results research what others have done with your bike to lower temps. LIke say for example.......... with our zx14s another mod is to install a smaller front fender.
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they do make a difference smart guy.


U must have all the ebay mods on ur bike by now.
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U must have all the ebay mods on ur bike by now.
Dude do you really have to come into someone's thread and starting being a complete Douche??? I dont understand why the actual constructive comments and posts are few and far between anymore.
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To clarify things, my bike never over heats, just gets up to temperature quicker after the Full Muzzy exhaust was installed.

Thanks for an honest opinion Byrdman, did changing to engine ice make a noticeable difference? I moved to San Marcos for school, so the roads here are much better than Houston (i.e. country roads with minimal stoplights). But it is usually hotter here and I was just wanting to add a little protection to the bike.
Oh yea, when I changed the fan and added engine ice it dropped the temp by "2 bars" (zx 14 has no temp numerical value) and it has never over heated again. If your due for a coolant change i say y not just use engine ice! It will help out alot...I had your exact bike and color before I had my zx14. Man I miss that bike Good luck

oh and when i installed my aluminum fan I had to trim away some of the plastic cowling on top of the radiator because the fan is alot bigger in size than the stock plastic one....it wasnt hard at all just added maybe 5 more minutes to the install time....
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Oh yea, when I changed the fan and added engine ice it dropped the temp by "2 bars" (zx 14 has no temp numerical value) and it has never over heated again. If your due for a coolant change i say y not just use engine ice! It will help out alot...I had your exact bike and color before I had my zx14. Man I miss that bike Good luck

oh and when i installed my aluminum fan I had to trim away some of the plastic cowling on top of the radiator because the fan is alot bigger in size than the stock plastic one....it wasnt hard at all just added maybe 5 more minutes to the install time....

Thanks, I'm going to go ahead and order one
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What are the dimensions of that fan?
I have two fans, so it might be too expensive :(
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What is your opinion of them? I've got a full exhaust and noticed my bike heats up a lot faster while I'm in traffic than other bikes, it's cheap. Should I?
I would , I put one on mine and it cools off faster.
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