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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 11:27 PM
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Fan comes on @ 215 degrees and goes off @ 206 or there abouts. In Florida in takes about 10 min of idling. Running temp of the bike on the road is about 185 degrees. My fan comes on often at large intersections in the summer. I installed temp gauge on mine.

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The sensor for the temperature light isn't the same one that controls the fan. If the OP pulls the thermostat for testing he can also remove the sensor and have that tested too since it's mounted in the same housing.
True but to my knowledge nobody's ever had a problem with that sensor. But like you say, since your in there already.

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IS the bike actually getting hot ? I Agree with Papa. Pull the tank and remove the thermostat and test it. Another possibility is a ground wire
Where is the TStat and how do I pull it - just in case I need to do that ?

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Where is the TStat and how do I pull it - just in case I need to do that ?
Left side under the tank, between the two cylinders by the fuel system. Held on by one bolt to the frame and 2 bolts holding housing together. It's easier for me to just pull the tank for more room but you may be able to do without. Pretty easy job. Do NOT buy a thermostat from auto supply $8, won't fit. Need to pay the piper at the stealership $38

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Raised the gas tank and topped off my coolant system today, it was one-and-one-half pints low. No sign or smell of a leak or drip.

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Raised the gas tank and topped off my coolant system today, it was one-and-one-half pints low. No sign or smell of a leak or drip.
As much of a PITA it is to check, the coolant level needs to be checked periodically. I suggest the next time you take a decent ride make a note of the coolant level in the reservoir tank while the bike is still hot. Check it again the next morning and see if it's gone down. This at least tells you if the engine is sucking the coolant back in that was displaced by expansion during your ride.
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It's been almost 2 years since I last looked at it - when I last flushed the system. I suppose I really should check it a couple of times a year.

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Last year on the trip out west i did have my fan coming on occasionally while riding at 70 mph.
How in the world are you hearing your fan come on at 70 mph? I'm actually curious. Fairing, windshield, stock exhaust??? All I can hear at 70 mph is the wind and exhaust.
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How in the world are you hearing your fan come on at 70 mph? I'm actually curious. Fairing, windshield, stock exhaust??? All I can hear at 70 mph is the wind and exhaust.
I was curious about just that on my 1985 V-65 Sabre, so I wired an LED to turn on with the fan was running. At high speed the wind would spin the fan and the LED would glow. The faster I rode the brighter the light. Cool to look at.

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How in the world are you hearing your fan come on at 70 mph? I'm actually curious. Fairing, windshield, stock exhaust??? All I can hear at 70 mph is the wind and exhaust.
Lol, I have a temp gauge so I noticed temperature first. The watched the fan.......cycle

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