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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 01:52 PM
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My coolant was an inch above bottom when I bought it new
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Getting her back today. There was a "rock jammed in the fan causing the motor to burn out". I'm going to ask for the fan to take a look at it myself. I have no idea how anything could have possibly gotten jammed in there. They replaced the fan and ran the tests for free under warranty, so at least I didn't have to pay anything for it...
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Getting her back today. There was a "rock jammed in the fan causing the motor to burn out". .
WTF?!?!?
The fan's on the back side...that doesn't make very much sense.........but I guess anything's possible. But you woulda probably had to gone down some nasty gravel roads at a pretty decent speed for that to happen..I could be wrong though

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WTF?!?!?
The fan's on the back side...that doesn't make very much sense.........but I guess anything's possible. But you woulda probably had to gone down some nasty gravel roads at a pretty decent speed for that to happen..I could be wrong though
I've never seen a motorcycle with a fan in FRONT of the radiator, have you???

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I've never seen a motorcycle with a fan in FRONT of the radiator, have you???
He's probably not aware that fans can also suck / draw air.....
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Getting her back today. There was a "rock jammed in the fan causing the motor to burn out". I'm going to ask for the fan to take a look at it myself. I have no idea how anything could have possibly gotten jammed in there. They replaced the fan and ran the tests for free under warranty, so at least I didn't have to pay anything for it...
Don't over look the compression test.
Any overheating situation would require a compression test, ensure they did it and ask for the values (cylinder pressure wet and dry). Both cylinders should be roughly there same value, if not don't ride it out of the dealership....
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I had the same thing happen to me. I have a new 650, 850 miles on it. Stuck in a construction area and the overheating light came on. Stopped and let the bike sit for about 30 minutes. Then rode it home. At home I checked the coolant, level was ok, then checked the fuses and the fan fuse was blown. Replaced the fuse and rode it slow thought the neighborhood for about 10 minutes and the overheating light came back on. Fan did not run and the fuse is not blown. Going to take the bike back to the dealer tomorrow after I just picked it back up last week to get the oil changed.
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I'm suprised to hear about your problems.
I've never had a problem with my 2012 Ninja 650.
Followed break in according to manual and it's been an amazing bike.
Zero issues =)
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Seems like I wasn't the only one with this strange incident. Driving and a section of a recently fixed road (but shitty work) caused a loose pebble to fly up and lodge between the fan blade and radiator! Really crapped my week waiting for the replacement, but covered by warranty.


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Took mine in for the 600 mile service...bad coolant hose so they replaced it and I think the entire pump under warranty. Running fine now though apparently it had a real small leak. Seems like there could be an issue with these...

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