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Old 02-20-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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I did not want to post this until I tried it to see if it work and it did. The other night we were at A.S.I. and I met a guy who owned a 98 Red and White R-1. We were talking about our bikes, I have a Blue 99 R-1, and he touched his frame and it was really hot. I did a search from another forum and found a mod to kick on your cooling fan to avoid a hot frame. On my R1, it came on at 228 degrees. I bought a cooling fan sensor from Autozone, part # sw518 or TFS513, and replaced the orginal one and it now it comes on at 187 degrees. I was going to install a manual switch, but this is much better than adding extra wires. This mod only works on 98-99 R1's.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:16 PM   #2
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Sup Peeps,
I did not want to post this until I tried it to see if it work and it did. The other night we were at A.S.I. and I met a guy who owned a 98 Red and White R-1. We were talking about our bikes, I have a Blue 99 R-1, and he touched his frame and it was really hot. I did a search from another forum and found a mod to kick on your cooling fan to avoid a hot frame. On my R1, it came on at 228 degrees. I bought a cooling fan sensor from Autozone, part # sw518 or TFS513, and replaced the orginal one and it now it comes on at 187 degrees. I was going to install a manual switch, but this is much better than adding extra wires. This mod only works on 98-99 R1's.
you can do something similar to almost all bikes or buy a aftermarket Muzzy fan with switch already.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:39 PM   #3
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The only danger of having your fan come on so low is that it can overload your charging system by the fan running so often.
180 to 200 is actually normal operating temp for most of todays sportbikes.
A better temp to have it come on would be in the 205 to 215 range. I'd also recommend draining and flushing your cooling sytem every 2-3 years and refill it with a distilled water / antifeeze mix like Coolanol. I'd also recommend adding a bottle of Water Wetter.

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Old 02-22-2006, 01:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info Patrick. You are real popular guy.:notworthy I'm a member of a few more forums and they give big ups to you. Even though I work on my own bike, I would like to meet you and do business with you one day. May be I can come to the shop and buy something or just say what's up and let you check out my flood bike. But my question is, should I put back in the original sensor, or should I be ok with it coming on at 187 degrees? I only change it because I was worried about the Houston heat in the summer time and the fan kicking on @ 224.
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I'd look for a sensor that triggers in the 205 range, NAPA should be able to help you out, or just wire in a switch. Before anything though I'd make sure your cooling system is in good condition; new coolant, Water Wetter, fins straight, radiator clean etc.

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