Temp gauge and cooling fan


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bwagner6
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Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby bwagner6 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:43 am



I have a new to me 86 Aspencade and was wondering at what point I should expect the cooling fan to come on. I have had the gauge go up to one notch before the top and never heard it kick on. Is there an easy test for the fan? Thanks guys.



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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:56 pm

The fan has two wires going to it - one (black/blue before the connector, blue after the connector) has +12V when the bike is on, the other (black) is grounded by a thermo switch. Turn the ignition to ON, connect the black wire to ground. If the fan starts up, then the problem is probably with your thermo switch. If it doesn't check that there is +12V on the black/blue wire. If not, check the fan fuse.

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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby Possum51 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:05 am

and the fan fuse (as I just figured out) is under the seat left side in a plastic pop open housing.
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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby bwagner6 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:41 am

Thanks guys.... I will check it out. At what point should the fan kick on? 4 bars 5 bars?

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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby flyingrifle » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:27 am

I don't think I have seen 4 bars on my 86. I know I haven't seen 5 bars so I would guess 3 (on my bike). I know on hot day when I kill the engine with the kill switch I can hear my fan at full pitch. Can't miss it.

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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby tricky » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:06 pm

About 7-8 bars. it should cycle of and on if you leave it idling long enough

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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby seabee_ » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:31 pm

Mine kicks on at 6-7 bars. Check the fuse and thermo switch as mentioned above.
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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby lukeinmexico » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:21 am

Hi Guys,
I'm having the same problem with my fan/thermo switch.
I want to check all the fuses before I pull the radiator.
Does anyone have a picture of the fuse under the seat?
I've seen people post about the fuse under the seat for the 84's, does anyone know if my 86 interstate has the same fuse?
The only fuse I see under the seat is a 30 Amp bar type fuse.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
-Bobby

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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby oldishwinger » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:47 pm

on my 86 aspy, the fan kicks in at 5 bars, the fuse is located, under the false tank

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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby lukeinmexico » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:08 pm

Thanks Oldishwinger,
That's where I think my fuse it too, I was just wondering if there was another one somewhere to check.
Thanks for the response!
-Bobby

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Re: Temp gauge and cooling fan

Postby oldishwinger » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:49 pm

lukeinmexico wrote:Thanks Oldishwinger,
That's where I think my fuse it too, I was just wondering if there was another one somewhere to check.
Thanks for the response!
-Bobby


nice looking bike, congrats, good luck with the issue.




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