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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2018, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Radiator fan?

I have owned many motorcycles, but my V is the first liquid cooled bike. Living in Texas, it's typically hot here. I notice that when I am finished riding the electric fan is running. Is it better to let the fan run for a while at idle to let it cool down or just shut down the engine when I stop? If I am standing still for a long period, such as a long traffic light, or in traffic grid lock, will the radiator fan be sufficient to keep the engine adequately cool?. Basically, it is fan up to the job on a hundred degree day or should I take precautions?

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i just shut mine off eve if the fan is running. and the bike has an over heat light if that is on do shut it down that second.

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Here's my reply to your concern. I've ridden my 2008 Gen One Versys during some really hot days in and around San Antonio and central Texas for more than a few years and have never had any cooling problems. I can infer from my experience that the fan is up tp the task. Do check the cooling system reservoir now and again to be safe.

The more important precaution is that you don't overheat yourself.

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OK, thanks ya'll. I figured as much, but thought I'd ask

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What everyone else said, however two key points, having a good AGM battery will ensure higher idle voltage, also make sure you set idle around 1350, there is a sharp drop off on stator output around 1250 RPM, also http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...neat+voltmeter is a excellent investment see post 97
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Thanks OW for the info. After reading some other posts, I ordered the volt meter. Seemed like a good idea.

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Here in Dallas, I have the same issue. The fan run`s a lot but my V has never over heated.
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Engine Temperature Monitoring System.

I install one of the above device to make fan cut in at any ( my) desire temperature, which is 90C. The factory setting for fan kick in is 102c . since i live in a hot tropical country , thought it was better to set fan kick in low to avoid heating up the engine. This is system is a stand alone system which will not interfere with ECU settings.

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also make sure you set idle around 1350, there is a sharp drop off on stator output around 1250 RPM
I noticed this very same thing when I installed my Datel voltmeter. Not a good thing when you are running heated clothing, so I cranked up the idle to 1350 to 1400 and all is good.

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live near brownsville texas. very hot most of the year here. have a 2008 versys, recently s/p fork job, brake job, etc. still running strong with TLC. was coming back from the PNW summer 2012. experienced road work north of moab utah, and a rock got stuck in my radiator fan and burnt out the motor. rode home "air cooled" all the way to harlingen (approx 1400 miles), although i had to stop in santa fe for an hour to let the engine cool down. it was 105 degrees ambient temp, overheated in slow traffic. the V is solid. don't worry. bought a scavenged ninja fan and switched it out when i got home. moral of the story? bought a fenda extenda, made a beautiful homemade radiator guard from a basement screen, and bent down the lower lip of the fan housing so it wouldn't catch rocks (design flaw). probably saved my butt the following summer i went to fairbanks. don't worry, the versys is an affordable, fine, do it all bike. i love my guzzi too, but my versys is like an extension of my body.
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