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Old 05-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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New and Exciting issues with the SV

Ok guys.. I noticed the SV was running a little hotter than usual sitting in traffic and got to checking on it and the fan isn't coming on. That brings me to two questions...


1) What inputs is the fan dependent on? I am getting a Temperature reading on my gauges, and the fuses are good for the fan. It was a little too hot to get to the plug and check if there was power to it but I am guessing there isn't...

2) I was planning to go to TD this Sunday... since its short 20 minute sessions where I will be constantly moving do you think it will overheat? My guess would be no but since it is the middle of summer I am hesitant to just assume.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Edit: And do I lose anything if I just jump it and it runs continuously?
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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Should be fine on the trackday as long as you don't get stuck sitting on the grid.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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So I have determined its my sending unit... anyone got a spare sending unit for an 2nd Gen SV? Anyone know where I could get one on short notice?
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Could try calling Sam's cycle and see if they have one or the stealership... or rig something up from a generic one at the autoparts store.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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I had problems with my GSXR 750 trackbike, overheating on really hot days. Not on the track but by the time I got to my pit it was beginning.
Nothing severe but I was a little concerned so I jumpered the plug to make it run continuously.

No, you don't lose anything having it run all the time while on track. For a streetbike it would be annoying and probably make the fan fail prematurely but for short track stints, no problem.

My advice for peace of mind is to either get it working or hotwire it temporarily.

If that doesn't work out, you should be fine with no fan. Many racers take them off the bikes, just gotta keep an eye on it. It won't overheat as long as you are moving.
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Ok guys.. I noticed the SV was running a little hotter than usual sitting in traffic and got to checking on it and the fan isn't coming on. That brings me to two questions...


1) What inputs is the fan dependent on? I am getting a Temperature reading on my gauges, and the fuses are good for the fan. It was a little too hot to get to the plug and check if there was power to it but I am guessing there isn't...

2) I was planning to go to TD this Sunday... since its short 20 minute sessions where I will be constantly moving do you think it will overheat? My guess would be no but since it is the middle of summer I am hesitant to just assume.
wire up a toggle or rocker switch and then you can run the fan when you want or need to, easy.
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wire up a toggle or rocker switch and then you can run the fan when you want or need to, easy.
Did this on my '94 CBR. Works well. Mounted on the left side fairing
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Both of my SV's had a bad temp switch. I jumped the wire on both of them. Only thing is you hear the fan all the time. No issues, never get hot.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #10
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Manual fan switch. /thread thats all u need to do. You can turn it on manually when u know you'll be going slow/traffic.
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