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Old 02-17-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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Lowering the coolng temp questions...

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I've been looking around at some Muzzy aluminum fan blades that are supposed to lower the internal temperature. Also, there is a sensor on the bike where it kicks on the fan blades when the bike reaches 215-225 degrees. I noticed an upgraded sensor for sale which would kick the fan blades on at 180-200 degrees.

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Cooler has got to be better for the bike. Or is this just another one of those bullshit aftermarket gimmicks for sale.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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FWIW, I have the same bike and havent had any cooling/running temp issues. Dont know if the mod is something the bike needs. But then again, I dont know much. lol.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:00 AM   #3
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i like my bikes to stay below 200, ive always wired a manual fan switch. so if it was me and i had the extra i would probably get it, well atleast the muzzy fan, they are good fans and highly used in busas. idk about the sensor, thats something i would talk to patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited about
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FWIW, I have the same bike and havent had any cooling/running temp issues. Dont know if the mod is something the bike needs. But then again, I dont know much. lol.
My bike isn't having any cooling issues whatsoever but I am a serious daily rider. My motorcycles have always been my daily drivers so I expect a lot of wear and tear, especially living in such a hot state as Texas. I like to take care of my motorcycles but at the same time... I don't want to shovel money down the drain long-term. I'm thinking the sensor turning the fan on a lot more would wear it out much quicker. With aluminum blades, they're even heavier than plastic therefore even more wear on the fan motor.
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My bike isn't having any cooling issues whatsoever but I am a serious daily rider. My motorcycles have always been my daily drivers so I expect a lot of wear and tear, especially living in such a hot state as Texas. I like to take care of my motorcycles but at the same time... I don't want to shovel money down the drain long-term. I'm thinking the sensor turning the fan on a lot more would wear it out much quicker. With aluminum blades, they're even heavier than plastic therefore even more wear on the fan motor.
Right on. I would only assume that there wouldnt be a downside to mods that'll lower the running temp. So if you have the cash, why not, right?
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too low can be a problem as well though. im not sure if 180 is too low. i know thermostat doesnt open till around 170-180 ish depending on bike
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too low can be a problem as well though. im not sure if 180 is too low. i know thermostat doesnt open till around 170-180 ish depending on bike
Well sure but 180's fine. In fact, it's my understanding that for optimal performance... 180-190 is best. 225 is in no way bad or anything but I've noticed that my bikes have always performed better at night so I might be inclined to believe lower is better.
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yes read my post previous to the one you quoted.
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If the fans are coming on and the bike cools down to 180-190 once you're moving I wouldn't worry about it.
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