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post #1 of 6 Old 11-27-2008, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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'08 Fan Question

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Yesterday afternoon I was stuck in traffic, and my fan came on. Shortly after that I stopped in my garage, and the fan was still on. When I switched the ignition off, the fan went off. So I thought this was strange. So I switched it on again, an voila the fan went on again. Shouldn't the fan run when the bike is switched off?
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-27-2008, 06:17 AM
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I have an 07 and that is normal. The fan comes on at about mid guage (50-60%) and then will run a short amount of time after shut off but not so much it kills your battery.

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post #3 of 6 Old 11-27-2008, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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That's the problem. Mine doesn't run at all when I switch the bike off, the fan stops. When I switch it back on, the fan starts again. Even though the gauge was 2-thirds from the bottom, it still didn't run when the bike was switched off.

On all my other bikes, when the bike is hot and you switch it off the fan still runs for a short while. On the KLR, it just stops.

I've got her booked for her first service on Thursday next week, and I asked them to look into it.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-27-2008, 12:10 PM
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thats the way it's wired.
my old zx-9 would stay on when hot.
my zx-10 goes off with the key.

no real point of cooling off the radiator if the pump isn't spinning.
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-28-2008, 02:58 PM
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On the pre '08s the fan ran irregardless of key-switch position. On the '08 a larger radiator made it unnecessary for the fan to continue to run after the engine was shut off.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-02-2008, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanx guys. Now I'm not worried so much anymore
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