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Midknyte
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My fan is dying. Still works, just is rattling and I intend to replace it this spring before it fails.

Would it be of use to anyone here? To fix or refurb...
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Teeps
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 03:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You can do it!

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/142 838/827469.html?1435596062
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Midknyte
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Is there an equally good post about getting the old one out of the bike and a new one in? I recall that by-the-book it involves removing the rear shock but someone here said it can be done less invasively. A quick search is not turning anything up for me. Thanks.
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_buelligan_
Posted on Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You have to remove the rear shock, that is the only way the fan can exit and re-enter the frame. You may somehow finagle it through the other side but that would mean you would have to pivot the engine down which would be way more work. The easier way you may be referring to is changing O2 sensor? The manual says to pivot the engine down, but some have found it easier to get to it through the fan and I believe someone even made a how to video on youtube.
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Shoggin
Posted on Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Support the rear of the bike with tie downs from the rafters or a A-frame ladder. The shock comes out really easily.
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Midknyte
Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Eh, more work than I'm personally up for. I've got two good dealerships near me...

Side question. When I last rode it, the fan still worked but was starting to rattle, so let it sit till I got around to getting a fan (found a new one). I've not ridden it because I didn't want to cook rear cylinder if it quit working altogether. Call me paranoid, but how far / long could I ride it with no fan? Shops are about a half to an hour away from homebase.
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Tpehak
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 03:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Maybe 15 minutes with regular stops or with speed less than 30 mph. If you ride without stops with at least 30 mph speed you can ride without fan as long as you don't stop and don't go slower than 30 mph.

(Message edited by TPEHAK on May 10, 2020)
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Teeps
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

MidknytePosted on Saturday, May 09, 2020 -Call me paranoid, but how far / long could I ride it with no fan? Shops are about a half to an hour away from homebase.}

Long as the bike is moving above 55 MPH it should be find for an hour ride.
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J_dickau
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On a cool morning at speeds above 45 no problem. On a hot day in stop and go traffic Id be nervous.
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Shoggin
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 04:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

This is not your water-cooled car. Air-cooled engines are BUILT for a much wider temp swing. So an inoperable fan is NOT catastrophic.
You can literally ride forever, as long as you have airflow Thats what the fan does... adds airflow when you need it, like slow speeds and super hot days.
Lots of air-cooled bikes never had a fan, and you still have all the other ECM overheating safeties in place, Timing control, RPM limits, and cylinder de-activation will tell you long before any damage is done.

Are you taking a rural or highway route? No worries.
Are you block to block city riding? Shut it off at stop lights.
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