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Offline JustBendIt

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #80 on: August 17, 2017, 06:53:39 am »
I have wired up my headlight to be on high beam permanently ... that frees up the high beam switch next to the cluster

I used that switch for the fan ... so I can turn it off but I don't - I leave the switch in the ON position - this switch is connected to a relay so as soon as you start the engine there is power to the switch and thus the fan comes on (if the switch is on) and power is turned off automatically 30 seconds after the engine is killed via the headlight relay

Its as simple as taking the two wires off the thermofan switch and connecting them to the headlight switch - so you can turn the fan off if you want to

PS - why do you need indicators, a hooter and mirrors ? surely that's all just extra weight and greater potential to cause shit ... my motto in life is never look back hence my bikes have no mirrors, I use my hands a lot to gesture where I want to go and my mouth to let you know how I feel  ;)

« Last Edit: August 17, 2017, 06:55:40 am by JustBendIt »
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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #81 on: August 17, 2017, 11:32:48 am »
I use my hands a lot to gesture where I want to go and my mouth to let you know how I feel  ;)

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #82 on: September 19, 2017, 09:38:15 am »
Happened to pass the Panda's swanky new Ranger on Settlers Way on Sunday heading to the M3 offramp. Loadbay and trailer loaded with some very dirty used looking bikes. (including one that I thought was a pitbike.....did the Midget accompany on this trip....?)

Waiting in anticipation for some feedback on this ride. Hope the Honda Quest riders didn't get in your way on the trip....
 

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #83 on: September 19, 2017, 10:02:05 am »
Having an engine cooling fan run all the time is a big mistake. Your engine could overcool, your battery works too hard, and your fan motor is not designed for continuos use.

Manual switch also unreliable, how would you now when it is needed, and when it should be switched off? Too easy to actually forget all about switching on when you're in the thick of things.

Trust your electric thermoswitch, or fit a Japanese one.
 

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #84 on: September 19, 2017, 10:41:18 am »
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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #85 on: September 19, 2017, 11:11:55 am »
Having an engine cooling fan run all the time is a big mistake. Your engine could overcool,

Unless your coolant flow is regulated by a thermostat valve, then the fan can run as much as it likes.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 11:12:16 am by Poffmuis »