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Re: *34 Days* KARK SERVICE (Thread title changed!)
« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2011, 11:30:40 am »
ok 40 days now, and I've just been informed that the radiator fan needs replacing. It worked before they took the bike. It's another 10 days or so before the fan arrives from o/seas - taking it to at least 50 days.
 

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Re: *40 Days* KARK SERVICE (Thread title changed!)
« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2011, 11:32:59 am »
Got your Vuka back yet ?
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Re: *34 Days* KARK SERVICE (Thread title changed!)
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2011, 11:37:05 am »
ok 40 days now, and I've just been informed that the radiator fan needs replacing. It worked before they took the bike. It's another 10 days or so before the fan arrives from o/seas - taking it to at least 50 days.

The fan motors from other Katooms are the same, 450, 640 etc, you just transplant the actual fan and housing, might need different terminals.....I change one in a parking lot on Oudshoorn over December, took an hour, Patrick from KTM George supplied me the part....Spoke to him on Monday night, part fitted on Tuesday morning...
If you don't want to wait...there are options.
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Re: *40 Days* KARK SERVICE (Thread title changed!)
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2011, 12:41:34 pm »
Jeez J-Dog have a look here on KTM Twins new replacement fan switch

This thermostat switch is a direct replacement switch for all the KTMs in our line up. It starts the cooling fan at 88C/190.4F instead of the stock 105C/221F.

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http://www.ktmtwins.com/690enduro/ktm-thermostat-switch.html

I could have landed that for you a week ago!
« Last Edit: January 10, 2011, 12:42:14 pm by TornadoF5 »

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Re: *40 Days* KARK SERVICE (Thread title changed!)
« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2011, 12:58:13 pm »
His Thermostat is stuffed, not the thermo switch....
Thermo switch is a minor, just link up a manual switch in the meantime, but thermostat......problem...
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Re: *40 Days* KARK SERVICE (Thread title changed!)
« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2011, 02:56:48 pm »
His Thermostat is stuffed, not the thermo switch....
Thermo switch is a minor, just link up a manual switch in the meantime, but thermostat......problem...

Good point me dumb!

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Re: *40 Days* KARK SERVICE (Thread title changed!)
« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2011, 03:21:45 pm »
I would have removed thermostat and used the bike whilst waiting for a replacement.


Fitting the replacement 88 fan switch is my next task.

Good luck

PS dont look on the internet at overseas prices of parts as you will be totally pissed off when KTM SA doubles it
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« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2011, 03:34:25 pm »
Would it be possible to remove the thermostat in the interim, causing the bike to run cooler longer on startup?

( NOT EN EXPERT OPINION, JUST THINKING)
Beware, Running an engine cold for long periods damages the piston becuase you need 90 Deg to keep the Ali piston the right size for the steel cylinder hence the use of a thermostat!
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Re: *40 Days* KARK SERVICE (Thread title changed!)
« Reply #69 on: January 10, 2011, 03:47:15 pm »
Do you still stand by this

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=62432.msg1268835#msg1268835

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Hell yeah I figure I used to ride a 1200GSa too and although a lekker bike friggin boring and even if our KTM's end up costing R10k a month  :mwink: we will still neva go back to riding a Bm of course until we retire at 65....... and use it in conjunction with a walker  :peepwall:
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Re: *40 Days* KARK SERVICE (Thread title changed!)
« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2011, 03:49:50 pm »
aha the bean counters rules....... :laughing4:
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