I've got a blue 2008 Versys that I've begun to farkle out. So far I've got widened mirror mounts, an Evotech radiator guard and an aftermarket windscreen. I'm still waiting on my DMV Moto crash bars, Peak Life GPS and Acerbis Dual Road handguards. I'm also considering luggage options.
So far I've put about 2000km on the bike in the month I've owned it and I absolutely love it.
I've been a long time forum lurker, but I joined because I have a quick question to ask. I know this isn't the right place to ask technical questions, but because I can only post here for another 48 hours, I'll ask anyways.
Yesterday I pulled over to adjust my earplugs and after about ten minutes of the bike sitting idle, the high temp light came on. I immediately shut off the bike and let it cool down. I checked the coolant reservoir and it looked good, so as soon as the bike was cool, I hit the highway to get air through the rad and for the rest of my three hour ride I didn't have a problem.
Today I decided to get down to the issue. I narrowed it down to the fan. I bench tested it and it didn't spin. I took it apart and it's looking nasty. As per a suggestion on this forum, I ordered a Ninja 650 fan from Ebay for $50.
It's worth noting that both I, and the previous owner both live in rural areas with no traffic/traffic lights. This is the first time I've done any extended idling since I installed the rad guard.
What I'm concerned about is how long the previous owner had been riding around with the fan broken and if I should be concerned about any possible engine damage. I'm hoping that because neither of us spend much time idling, the fan wouldn't even come on often. Maybe I'm just being paranoid.
I look forward to posting and contributing to the forums.