I'm hoping someone might have knowledge or experience of this 'problem'.
I brought my 2009 Versys in to an established local shop to have the coolant flushed and replaced. After the service was done I rode the bike and noticed a buzz in the right cowl and the fan cycling on/off at idle. The fan coming on every minute or so. I have to presume it comes on while riding with somewhat the same frequency but hard to tell. I'm wearing a full face helmet. It does not appear to be overheating, no warning light comes on. It was checked with a heat sensing gun and is in the proper operating range.
I brought it back to the shop and after 2.5 hours of checking it out they still had no solid idea what they might have done or what was wrong but PROBABLY the thermostat was the culprit. I have ordered a thermostat.
My questions are. Should I let them replace the thermostat? They will only charge labor, I'm buying the thermostat. Or should I go to a repair shop that I know will get it right but will charge a price and it takes hours to get it to them and back.
This could digress into a discussion of the lack of accessible quality repair shops in Tucson. There are a couple of good shops but it is a half day journey to drop off and retrieve my bike from where I live using public transportation. I do not work on my own bike. I'll do an oil change. This isn't a thread about the need to do your own maintenance/repairs or that I should own a pickup with trailer.
This is routine service any competent shop can do. And as I said the place I took it to is well established.
Maybe I should be more trusting? Pay to play and all that?
Thanks for any useful help