cooling fan on 82A


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tomos
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cooling fan on 82A

Postby tomos » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:45 am



Does any one have tried to instal auto cooling fan assembly?
I intend to do" poorboy alternator" but l dont like to move "rad" forward and dont like all cuting.l hope there is a assembly that is thiner thanOM and stillwill do the work.
Thanks for any imput,
Tomos
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RoadRogue
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Re: cooling fan on 82A

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:20 am

It might be possible, but when I built the conversion I couldnt find a slim line fan to do the job. I live in a small town with limited shopping. You may have better luck. If you decide to try a push fan mounted on the front of the rad make sure that the front fender doesnt hit under hard braking, there is not much room there.
As I remember it you still have to move the rad forward at the bottom to give clearence for the new pulley , just how far depends on the thickness of the fan. Good luck 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: cooling fan on 82A

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:31 pm

When a lot of us were doing the conversion at the same time--people looked for different ways to do what you are asking.

It is just as easy if not easier to just cut the fan blades down, moving the fan to the upper part of rad, and putting spacers on the bottom of the rad assembly to pull the rad out 3/4 inch.

About the only one who did get a fan on was a push fan from the front of the rad.
Also a lot chaeaper to cut the blades etc..

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Re: cooling fan on 82A

Postby tomos » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:08 pm

Thanks for sharing your experience with me.
l am still collecting info.
Regards Zoran 8-)

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Re: cooling fan on 82A

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:24 pm

No problem Zoran, thats what we are here for. We love to help out. You did see the thread in the how to section didnt you?
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14362

This is how I did it 8-)
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Re: cooling fan on 82A

Postby tomos » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:57 pm

Yes l have seen it, just hoping that there is something new on subject.




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