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Just a note to you folks who trail it a bit, After running mine in some mucky ,gravelly roads, I noticed my cooling fan had a pile o crap jammed around it. Cleaned it out and thought nothing of it, till I got caught in some construction traffic on the way home. Temp light on, no fan. After I got home I made sure it turned freely,checked the fuse, then unhooked the plug at the fan , ran two leads direct from the battery ( Kawasaki service manual procedure) and discovered the motor was toast. BTW the fuse (OEM) was good. So lesson learned ,watch the shroud for buildup of crap as this was from 1 ride. The only other reason would be it was a crap fan from the factory that died after 25K ( I have in all my years never had one go bad on any machine I have owned)i am currently waiting for the parts, oh and you need to remove the rad to get the fan out, the service manual wasn't kidding about that.:(
 

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Had that happen to me, just a small road rock chip wedged the fan and burned it out. If you don't have a FENDA EXTENDA (here: http://shop.fendaextenda.com/category.sc?categoryId=4 ), you might consider adding one. Fan replacement is simple, but frigging expensive for the part, unless you can find a used one on ebay or make something else work.
 

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Had that happen to me, just a small road rock chip wedged the fan and burned it out. If you don't have a FENDA EXTENDA (here: http://shop.fendaextenda.com/category.sc?categoryId=4 ), you might consider adding one. Fan replacement is simple, but frigging expensive for the part, unless you can find a used one on ebay or make something else work.
Thanks for the link, question how does that attach to the fender? . It looks like it would eliminate a few problems
 

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Thanks for the link, question how does that attach to the fender? . It looks like it would eliminate a few problems
It comes with 3m adhesive strips and some self tapping screws. As I don't trust adhesive strips, and didn't want screws anywhere near my tires I opted to rough up the surfaces a bit using a wire brush and then used something similar to http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/epxy_plstc_s/overview/Loctite-Epoxy-Plastic-Bonder.htm and some clamps to join them. Left it clamped overnight (don't try to be lazy like I did at first- take off the fender first- easy to do) and have since enjoyed the piece of mind of knowing I won't kill my fan (that way, at least). :goodluck:
 

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It comes with 3m adhesive strips and some self tapping screws. As I don't trust adhesive strips, and didn't want screws anywhere near my tires I opted to rough up the surfaces a bit using a wire brush and then used something similar to http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/epxy_plstc_s/overview/Loctite-Epoxy-Plastic-Bonder.htm and some clamps to join them. Left it clamped overnight (don't try to be lazy like I did at first- take off the fender first- easy to do) and have since enjoyed the piece of mind of knowing I won't kill my fan (that way, at least). :goodluck:
Thanks. I've had this on my to do list for some time but now it looks like with your easy instructions I've run out of excuses. Used the Loctite stuff b/4 and it works well.
 

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I used the adhesive strips and then put four aluminum pop rivits in it, then blackened them out to match. The rivits match the semi-naked/industrial look of the V. Not like marring a Duc...heh!
 

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It comes with 3m adhesive strips and some self tapping screws. As I don't trust adhesive strips, and didn't want screws anywhere near my tires I opted to rough up the surfaces a bit using a wire brush and then used something similar to http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/epxy_plstc_s/overview/Loctite-Epoxy-Plastic-Bonder.htm and some clamps to join them. Left it clamped overnight (don't try to be lazy like I did at first- take off the fender first- easy to do) and have since enjoyed the piece of mind of knowing I won't kill my fan (that way, at least). :goodluck:
Thanks excellent info :D:thanx:
 

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I've used 3M adhesive tape and this tape does not fail. I had a DIY fender extender made out of a 1L/1 Quart oil bottle and use the 3M tape to adhere to the fender. So far, after 5 months, plenty of rain riding, the tape still holds.
 

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I've used 3M adhesive tape and this tape does not fail. I had a DIY fender extender made out of a 1L/1 Quart oil bottle and use the 3M tape to adhere to the fender. So far, after 5 months, plenty of rain riding, the tape still holds.
Thats a great idea!!:thanx::thumb:
 
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