GL1800 Cooling Fan Noise


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cmwagner
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GL1800 Cooling Fan Noise

Postby cmwagner » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:56 am



Hi All,

We have a 2003 GL1800 - which has a Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (no other way to describe it) Noise when the Cooling Fan on the Right Hand Side Kicks in.

Does anyone know of an easy way to remove this fan or an easy way to get our hand in to feel if anything is stuck on the Fan Blades.

Thanks Everyone

Cheers

Colin
South Africa



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virgilmobile
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Re: GL1800 Cooling Fan Noise

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:50 pm

I know the 1800 is a bit different than my 1500 in the positioning of the fans and radiator....but....
I also had the same kind of noise from the left fan.....With a flashlight I could see nothing at all...
When the bike cooled off,I used a low pressure water hose set to spray and aimed it into the fan area...Your fans are visible through the forks....A quite a bit of flushing yeilded a dirt nest from a insect.
There may be such a thing in your's too.They look like this....We call them "dirt dobber nests"...there from wasps.

cmwagner
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Re: GL1800 Cooling Fan Noise

Postby cmwagner » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:28 pm

Thanks for the reply, we did do that and it didn't help, eventually we took the pocket out and stuck a very strong light into it, we managed to find the problem, for some or other reason a Wire had fallen down and was touching the fan, we removed it, and cable tied it up to the other wires. The noise has gone.

Thanks again

Safe riding

Colin

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Re: GL1800 Cooling Fan Noise

Postby dayser » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:02 pm

I just traded my 01 1800 for an 09...I noticed that the fan seemed louder when it came on while sitting..which is seldom...I just figured it was normal...but perhaps I need to check and see why it sounds louder...can anyone tell me if they have found the new fans to be more powerful sounding and louder..thanks..




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