I read the instructions after I PMd you.Kelly - Install looks clean and nice (what else, coming from you). I don't have my bike with me.... I thought it ran off of an internal battery. Did you hard-wire to power?
nah, I had just installed it and the bike was idling in the garage. I suspect once I ride it, the airflow will keep it down to a reasonable temp.Ohhh! The bikes run at 210 eh?
I think I got an idea for my next 'mod'. 180 degree thermostat baby
Well that's exactly why people run resistors on the radiator fan's sender with lower temp thermostats (Otherwise IN that stop and go traffic the thermostat is open, but the fan doesn't know any better). I used to run manual over-rides on the radiator fans on drag cars so after a pass you could shut the car down and still have the fan going.thanks. I was just looking at the overall cooling system diagrams of the pregens and I did see that second sender in the rad. figured that was for the fan.
interesting idea about the resistors in line to trigger the fan on earlier. not sure, but think the fan didn't come on till the temps were over 200.
might a manual turn on switch for the fan work better in conjunction with the sensor temp? I know that was a popular mod for my previous Pcar for when people were stuck in traffic. Air cooled engines don't like running that hot.
some temp feedback for anyone interested.
while running uphill to work, during the hottest time of the day, coolant temps run between 180-190F.
at night coming home and doing a steady speed 50-60mph on flat land, gauge is reading about 150-160F.
from a dead cold startup till the gauge starts reading 150F, it takes a good 5 minutes for the coolant to reach that temp. ambient temps around here is between 70-80F when the bike is started.
so, for those without a water temp gauge, I would wait at least 5 minutes before you really start pushing the bike to redline after a cold startup... longer if your ambient temps are below 70F and you have the stock lean jetting in your bike.