Running Fan


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Running Fan

Postby igonzalezjr » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:13 am



I don't have an owners manual for my 83 GW Interstate that I just picked up. I turned the key to the far right and the fan began running. What is this function for? Is it to cool off the bike after a long run? Is it necessary to run the fan for a while after a run? Thanks for all the great info you all share.
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Re: Running Fan

Postby guitarlos » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:49 am

I have an 80 GL1100 and when I turn my key to the far right, the fan doesnt turn on, so that seems odd to me.

Is this after a long ride and the engine is still hot or is this occurring while the engine is cold?

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Re: Running Fan

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:05 am

When you say "to the far right" - do you mean to the "ON" position (headlight comes on) or the "P" position (only taillight comes on)?

If the bike is cold and the fan comes on when the key is in "ON", then you need to replace the temperature switch. If the fan comes on when the key is in "P", then you have other problems. I'm 98.5% sure the fan should not come on in "P", even if the bike is hot, but I'll reserve that 1.5% in case I'm wrong because I haven't got a circuit diagram in front of me right now. :)

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Re: Running Fan

Postby igonzalezjr » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:20 pm

Thank you for your prompt response, i'll check that out and let you know. so to be clear, if the key is on the P the fan should not be on correct. thanks and be safe

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Re: Running Fan

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:40 am

I just looked at the schematic, and that is correct. The only time the fan should be on is when the key switch is in the ON position.

In fact, when the key switch is in P, the only thing in the entire bike that is energized is the rear taillight.




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