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04-27-2013 07:54 AM
Slowpoke I wonder if a waterless coolant would help?

http://www.evanscooling.com/automotive/
04-27-2013 06:07 AM
iddy
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Originally Posted by DurdensVision View Post
I'm planning a trip through the Southwest/South of the good ol' US of A this summer and am somewhat worried about my 06' KLR's capability in the hot conditions I'm sure to encounter.

I plan on riding during the coolest parts of the day but I still want to know how other's bikes have done in the heat, above 100 degrees for example. Does the KLR have any cooling issues I should worry about?

Thanks in advance...
DV,
FWIW,
I agree with Tom, if your cooling system is in good condition then you shouldn't have any problems. I've got an 08 and I have ridden it for extended periods in temperatures in excess of 40c without any problems. Mind you this is on open roads, might be different in stop go traffic. Biggest problem for me in those temps was keeping myself hydrated and reasonably comfortable with a the ATGATT thing.
Regards,
iddy.
04-26-2013 06:27 PM
willys Just let me know and I'll pencil you in.....
04-26-2013 05:12 PM
nearace
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Originally Posted by willys View Post
Tool tube has been made already and I have a few switches here and some wire for your next visit......let me know when...no problem.
sweet ,I should get an order ready at vicious cycle and then come up,early may looks good for me.
04-26-2013 10:29 AM
willys
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hey willys put me down for a switch and a tool tube,when its ready let me know and I will come up for the install
Tool tube has been made already and I have a few switches here and some wire for your next visit......let me know when...no problem.
04-26-2013 10:21 AM
Damocles
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Originally Posted by willys View Post
Reread the first post to find out he has an 06....just saying.....
Missed that! My elementary school teachers who checked the, "NEEDS TO READ MORE CAREFULLY" box on my report card are validated.

Generation 1, SPST 10-amp switch to ground thermal switch lead, good to go, if a manually-activated fan capability is desired.
04-26-2013 10:10 AM
nearace
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Originally Posted by willys View Post
It should be fine unless you are idling a lot on trails or in heavy traffic. I would install the fan bypass switch so you have control of the fan's turn on temp setting. If you see it climbing and you want to flick it on to help the rad cool it a bit you can simply turn the fan on with a toggle switch. You basically use the switch as a second ground source...so bite into the sender wire and the run it into the switch and then to ground. Easy peasy!

I've had it done for years and it has helped when in heavy slow moving traffic even up here in the Great White North!

Hope this helps......some will say it's not worth it, but...to each their own.
hey willys put me down for a switch and a tool tube,when its ready let me know and I will come up for the install
04-26-2013 09:51 AM
willys Reread the first post to find out he has an 06....just saying.....
04-26-2013 09:38 AM
Damocles
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Originally Posted by willys View Post
What year bike are were discussing here with the original poster, I wonder?
Good question, given the differences in electrical wiring between the generations.

Generation 1s have fan relays; Generation 2s don't have no stinkin' fan relays, running full fan current through the thermal switch.

BTW, a manual switch across the thermal switch terminals for a Generation 2 should be rated at 15 amps, consonant with the fan fuse.

Here's what a Generation 2 wiring diagram looks like (from RobTX):

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=0
04-26-2013 09:19 AM
willys What year bike are were discussing here with the original poster, I wonder?
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