Just wondering; how many Generation 1 riders have suffered the heartbreak of the dread RUNAWAY FAN syndrome?
In my experience, the fan runs only a few seconds after the engine is shut down on a hot day. The horror of, "The Fan That Would Not Die," fortunately, has never visited me.
I've heard tales, however, of KLRistas with manual fan switches installed, who have FORGOTTEN to turn off their fans when stopping, consequently depleting their batteries . . .
One such victim used to post frequently on this website (but no more, somehow). EDIT: Incidental (and possibly irrelevant) off-topic comment redacted.
I digress; my regrets! Now, whose Generation 1 cooling fans relentlessly and continuously run after the engine is shut down?
ADDENDUM: Not entirely sure, but . . . I THINK some latter-day automobiles, with electrically-powered cooling fans, continue to activate engine cooling fans for a while after engines are shut down after high ambient temperature operation. Not that any "right" or "wrong" value judgment is implied regarding this characteristic; merely pointing out a design choice that may exist in cooling systems other than that of the Generation 1 KLR650.
Last edited by Damocles; 03-02-2015 at 05:24 PM.