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demon00
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toggle switch fan

Postby demon00 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:34 pm



ok have a gl1200 interstate,I can't hear if the fan is coming on or not but,what I wanna do is run a toggle switch in conjunction with the stock EQ. if that's possible...if not I might just run the toggle,so I have more control of the fan during heavy traffic....any thoughts and or ideas...



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rjlv25
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1987 GL1200I Interstate
1982 GS1100L (SOLD)
1982 KZ1000LTD (SOLD)
1979 KZ750B4 (Traded)

Re: toggle switch fan

Postby rjlv25 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:26 pm

Anything is possible, but remember that it will put more of a load on your battery at idle. Is your temp gauge climbing? You can run a hot wire through a toggle switch, but be sure to add a fuse and wire it to ignition power so it doesn't stay running when you shut the bike off. If the relay is working correctly, you shouldn't need it.

demon00
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby demon00 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:54 pm

The temp is going up almost into the red but the red section of the gauge is kinda big, it hasn't actually overheated on me yet, not sure if I should let it run in the driveway and see if it does come on or not, what u think ?

demon00
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby demon00 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:05 pm

Ok I just tested it in the driveway, it is working, it has to go into the red a little before it comes on...makes me feel better lol explanation, I had the fairing off of it to do fork seals and had connection issues when I put it back on so I was worried something wasn't connected right...thanks

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rjlv25
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby rjlv25 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:32 pm

Great! If you have an infrared thermometer, you could check the temperature at the thermostat housing when the fan kicks on for peace of mind. If you haven't changed the coolant in awhile, it might be worth the time. Good luck and happy riding!

demon00
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby demon00 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:53 pm

didn't think about changing the coolant,I got the bike from my bro n law,over the last couple years he has polymyalgia,arthritus in all his joints..he actually hasn't ridden it n 2 years,just kept up the oil and battery..I did a oil change,filter,air filter and fork seals on it...rides great,only 46,000 miles on it to boot,and trailer :)

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rjlv25
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby rjlv25 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:04 pm

Unless you know the history, there's a lot of things that need attention. Timing belts for starters and make sure the rear wheel splines are lubed with molylube. I bought mine with 27K on it, but it had sat for a couple years. I had to pull the motor and replace the stator. It's a common problem on these bikes. There is tons of info on this website and an old bike needs lots of TLC. Let us know if you need any help. That's why we're here.

Alejandro1958
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby Alejandro1958 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:00 am

Hello Good morning, wanted to know at what temperature approx comprises electro?

Hola Buenos dias, quería saber a que temperatura aprox prende el electro?

Gracias

demon00
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby demon00 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:53 pm

Not sure about the temp,I know it has to get pretty hot,I really thought mine wasn't working because I never heard it,I rode it for a while and then let it sit running in my driveway before it actually came on...

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SilverDave
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby SilverDave » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:28 pm

Just once, my GL1200 seriously overheated .... so...after a complete rad cleaning, and replacement of thermostat , and cap, and hoses etc, etc.. I installed not only a easy-to-get-to toggle switch on the left handlebar , [ from one side of thermal switch to ground ]

but also a discrete green 12 volt LED which told me just when the fan motor was "on". [ from blue fan motor wire to the toggle switch hot side ]

Well after a year and a half , the re-done cooling system works perfectly , and the green light shows every time the fan kicks in ...
and usually just a few seconds before I have decided to activate the fan switch ( about 6 or 7 bars )

LOL

In other words the "BEST" part of the re-wiring was the green LED , not the switch.
Oh well.....

Don't forget 12 volt LEDs have a direction, as they are truly a Diode as well.

SilverDave

Alejandro1958
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby Alejandro1958 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:09 pm

Thanks dave Silver is a very good idea that putting a LED to see if lights the elctro thanks, I wanted to know where temperature comprises electro, where is the hand of the clock? in the middle or 3/4?

Gracias Silver dave, es una muy buena idea eso de poner un LED para saber si prende el elctro, gracias, yo queria saber en que temperatura prende el electro, en donde esta la aguja del reloj ? en el medio o 3/4 ?

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SilverDave
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby SilverDave » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:27 pm

Alejandro:
Lo siento .

.. Lamentablemente tengo un Aspy GL1200 que tiene un / bar gráfico temp calibre digitales ..... no un metro ... así que no sé la posición de "reloj".

   Mi ventilador va "en" alrededor de los 6 o 7 bares que está a unos 202 F o 94 C
   y en mi Goldwing 7 bares es de unos 210 a 220 F (99 a 104 C)

   SilverDave

Alejandro1958
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby Alejandro1958 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:02 pm

Silver , te agradesco mucho tu información , no sabia que son de tener tanta temperatura , voy a controlar todo , muchas gracias

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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby SilverDave » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:44 pm

Alejandro:

Esas temperaturas son "normales" para una GL1200 Aspy, y te muestran donde el ventilador debe comenzar a vamos ... En algún lugar entre 94 C y 100 C.

   ¿Tiene su GL1200 Interestatal hay números de la escala en su calibrador de temperatura mecánico ??

    SilverDave

Alejandro1958
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Re: toggle switch fan

Postby Alejandro1958 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:55 am

Silver , ahora esta mi 1200 en el Mecanico para solucionar este problema , cuando regrese me voy a fijar en el calibrador , muchas gracias y otra duda que te voy a consultar es hasta que presión PSI aguantan los amortiguadores traseros , muchas gracias




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