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post #1 of 11 Old 07-24-2014, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Over heating

So, the new toy does have a small flaw, the fan doesn't kick in and while putting around up a gulch today it got hot as hell.

it's full of fluid (fun to check with crash bars on) so I'd imgine the fan is kaput.

My question is: is there anything else that could be the problem-sensor or something-or is it pretty straight forward that when the fan never kicks it it's time to replace it?

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First thing you want to do is check the fuse for the fan.

If that's good then you should check the fan itself. You can apply power directly to the fan to see if it works.

Post your results.

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You can also check this thread:

http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=10620

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First thing you want to do is check the fuse for the fan.

If that's good then you should check the fan itself. You can apply power directly to the fan to see if it works.

Post your results.
Thanks.

The previous owner has yet to drop off the manual so I'm not sure where the fuse would be. Checked the 2 under the seat in the little pod and both were good. Now tearing the bike apart to find another. This should end well

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So, unhooked the wire to the sensor on the radiator and grounded it with the key on and nothing. Checked another blade style fuse on the left side of the bike mounted to the cover of the kickstand kill switch gizmo and it was fine.
Ideas?

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Annnnnnd I did some online research to find where the hell the fan fuse lived, found out, found it, and the bugger was blown like a school boy on prom night.

Replaced the fuse and tried the sensor connector ground trick and the fan fired right up.

YAY!

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Good to hear. I couldn't remember where the fuse was as I relocated mine years ago to be more accessible and changed it to a blade type fuse. When the fan doesn't work it's usually the fuse.

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Good to hear. I couldn't remember where the fuse was as I relocated mine years ago to be more accessible and changed it to a blade type fuse. When the fan doesn't work it's usually the fuse.
Took a while to find, but was a super quick fix.

I'm not super savvy with electrical, but do want to move that fuse to a less stupid location and also add some off road lights and a 12v plug.

Thanks for the info!

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You can buy a waterproof blade type fuse holder and mount it on the front of the cover. I bought some on eBay.




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You can also get this kit which will relocate and replace all your fuses.

http://www.electricalconnection.com/...sses/08106.htm

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