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T9r
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2018 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I am working on the project to upgrade my 2004 XB12R to a 2008 XB12 motor (and all necessary parts).

I am addressing what I've done to upgrade the electric fan on my bike.

I started by following Xbimmers' directions (http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/142838/762330.html.
I also purchased the Spal 30103013 5.2" Paddle Blade Pusher Fan on Amazon.com for approx. $60 (4/18).

Instead of cutting my fan shroud, I decided to press out the motor shaft, separating the fan blades from the motor shaft.






The two motors are shaped identically.





The press fitted unit & fan back in place. They fit perfectly. I scored the top of the motor shaft and fan blade to ensure they would be properly lined back up (in case of imbalance).








Wiring setup - Red & Black are new Spal connectors (need to be removed) and Yellow & Black are the stock XB motor wires.





CONNECTOR TYPE:
The 2004 XB uses an automotive connector by TE Connectivity/ AMP, .070 Multilock, 2 Position (pin), (MFR. # 174460-2).

It uses TE Connectivity/ AMP terminals (tab), (MFR. #345210-1).

I purchased these at Mouser Electronics (Mouser.com) for about $3/EA and then another $5 for shipping (4/18).

I also needed to purchase an IWISS crimping tool for the terminals from Amazon.com for about $23 (4/18).






(Message edited by t9r on April 09, 2018)
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Teeps
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2018 - 05:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice job, it will be interesting to hear about the durability of removing and reinstalling the fan blade.
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Fast1075
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I failed two fans on my XB when I had it. Both started squealing before they died. I did a teardown on both, and both had no visible bearing lube. Nice stainless bearings, just dry as a bone and chewed up.
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T9r
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Fast1075 - Did the fans have less than 25k miles on them before failure? It is an interesting environment for the fan units on these bikes.
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Fast1075
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 04:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

One failed around 30K the other around 45K. Sold the bike at 60K.
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Teeps
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

For those interested in seeing a few fan forensics photos look here: http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/142 838/827469.html?1435596062
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