Radiator Fan Switch
Just want to throw this out for a discussion and see what ya all think.
So riding in Oregon, on my normal commute and little rides, has been very wet this winter. I don't really ever see the rad fan kick on unless I'm sitting for a long time. The other day after going thru the drive-thru and long wait at a light, my high temp light came on. But as soon as I was able to get up to speed, the air flow cooled it back down in just a few seconds. After some looking, the fan motor is basically seized. I believe this is due to getting wet once or twice a day and never running.
I've ordered a new 'used' fan for $70 on flea-bay to solve my short term problem but I suspect this will happen again if the fan never gets to exercise itself.
The question is: What if I wire up a little switch to manually exercise the fan motor? I think it would be simple to send a ground signal to the relay, through a diode. Then I could just flip the switch when I'm getting close to my destination and the fan would run for a few seconds and possibly fling and the water and grime out of the motor. It would be even better if the switch has some sort of timer set for something like a minute that would auto shut off so I could just randomly mash the button as I'm riding around in the liquid sunshine.
2011 Versys 650
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent... Proverbs 17:28