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ddpete3


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posted August 12, 2003 05:57 PM        
Temp gauge flashing???

Wormholes bike's temp gauge arrows are blinking, and the temp fan is not coming on....is the bike overheating? what's going on?

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frEEk


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posted August 12, 2003 06:07 PM        
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posted August 12, 2003 07:01 PM        
..I just arrived home...once the I got the bike on the freeway and up to speed, the temp indicated 8~9 o'clock...flashed again as I inched towards the checkpoint...then back down to 8~9 at speed...could be the fuse for the fan, the fan's not coming on...time for the fan switch mod...no time to look or play...gotta button up my KLR...I just got the shims for the valve adjustment...if only the 12R was this easy...
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posted August 12, 2003 09:03 PM        
...so, where's the fuse for the fan?...is it one of the fuses under the black fuse cover on the tank cover?...can't find my shop manual or my owner's manual...need your help, please...is it time for the the fan switch by-pass mod?...Ozzy sent me the instructons, but I think I accidentally erased the instructions and other stuff when I did some work on my computer...help?...thanks
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posted August 12, 2003 10:23 PM        
worm~hole, not sure if this is the same thing ur experiencing, but the fan dont come on till WAY late on my bike too, long after a whole bunch of water has spilled into the resevoir (or onto the pavement as is the case with myself jsut now). i seem to remember it was no different before i mashed the bike. the needle had to be way up in the hot zone for a while before fans came on.
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posted August 13, 2003 12:36 AM        
...never experienced boil-over except when I'm cooking ...my fan usually comes on when the needle's at the 10 o'clock position...then its on for only about 60~120 secs...then it re-starts as needed....
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posted August 13, 2003 04:46 AM        
The temp sensor on the radiator is probably bad. Ive seen this on 3 different bikes. I think it costs $20 or so. YOu can jump the wires in the mean time till the new sensor comes in.
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posted August 13, 2003 08:16 AM        Edited By: EastBayDave on 13 Aug 2003 08:17
I had the same problem on my bike when it was delivered.

The fan fuse was blown from the factory; causing overheating & the LCD to flash. The dealer could not figure this out...

I bought a service manual & it's the FIRST thing on the cooling system troubleshooting page.

The fuse is located on the top of the "tank." Check it FIRST before you do anything else.

My bike would overheat anytime I was not getting wind into the radiator on a hot day...around town, lights, traffic, etc...

There is a spare fuse in the box...
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posted August 13, 2003 09:48 AM        
...thanks to all of you who helped this brutha' in need!
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posted August 13, 2003 10:15 AM        
was this the prob?
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posted August 13, 2003 10:41 AM        Edited By: worm~hole on 13 Aug 2003 10:45
...dunno yet, but I think its the fuse (I hope)...haven't checked it yet...multi-tasking bullshit right now...I already have my KLR apart in the garage for the valve adjustment...don't wanna have two bikes torn apart...need to run the bike up to hi-temp or get a multi-meter to check electrics, but no time today...I hope its simple, tho...I'll keep you posted...
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posted August 13, 2003 11:33 AM        
Feel lucky its just your "Temp Gauge" flashing.... and not HarryZX12 flashing ya.
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posted August 15, 2003 05:23 AM        
Boil-over can be caused by the rad cap seal being fucked - it's spring-loaded to open at a certain pressure, check the cap seal isn't damaged, or try changing the cap? Might be a cheap fix....

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posted August 15, 2003 03:27 PM        Edited By: worm~hole on 15 Aug 2003 15:31
...checked all fuses...they are good...looks like I need to check the switch?...in stock and not too expensive I hope...can anyone provide the part number for this part?...everytime I call the dealer, they always want the part number...as if the end-user should know this...they have the fiche...why can't they help a customer out and look it up...I'm already buyin' the part from them ferchrissakes!
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posted August 15, 2003 03:45 PM        
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The temp sensor on the radiator is probably bad. Ive seen this on 3 different bikes. I think it costs $20 or so. YOu can jump the wires in the mean time till the new sensor comes in.


...one dealer qouted the fan switch at $76.67!!!!!...for a little itty bitty thermo switch?...he qouted part # 27010-1418...is that correct?...would a by-pass switch be ok to run until I get a new switch in?...and what do I need to do to fashion this by-pass switch?...can it be turned on without the ignition "on"?
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posted August 16, 2003 06:27 AM        
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posted August 16, 2003 12:04 PM        
halloo?????
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posted August 16, 2003 05:22 PM        
Well if its your typical dealer.. yeah thats probably the retail x2 price. Did you try Ron Ayers?
FWIW, you can also buy an adjustable thermo switch at an autoparts store. Usually runs $30 for the complete setup.

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zx12richard


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posted August 17, 2003 03:23 PM        
Temp sensor was 72 dollars for me.... Short the two wires across and if fan comes on the sensor on radiator is bad.... I have had a back up switch on every since it failed.......
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posted August 17, 2003 04:01 PM        
...I'm not electrically inclined...how does one 'short' the two wires?
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posted August 17, 2003 06:06 PM        
Take the two wires from the switch and put them on a toggle. When touched together, they will activate the fan.
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posted August 17, 2003 06:51 PM        
...that is so simple...thanks! ...I guess the horrible recall of when as a young child I 'accidentally' stuck my tongue on a 9v battery still haunts me
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posted August 18, 2003 06:57 AM        
try a "three-phase" shock........yyeeeeeooooowwwccccchhhh!
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magzx12r


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posted August 19, 2003 07:09 AM        
My fan switch went out on me, but was replaced under warranty. After that, I installed a manual fan switch just in case it goes out again. I spliced into the two wires going to the fan switch in the radiator and ran the two "new" wires to a toggle switch I bought from Radio Shack. I mounted the toggle switch in the plastic cover over the ram air tubes. The good thing about the manual fan switch is that you can cut on the fan as soon as you get in stop and go traffic and keep the temp from getting two high.
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posted August 19, 2003 11:00 AM        
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try a "three-phase" shock........yyeeeeeooooowwwccccchhhh!


...no thank you, Dave...the thought is making me shake and sweat....
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