Converted to dual-sport? POST PICS!!

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Sinistersculler, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Sorry pal, generally I understood this thread to be about testing things that aren't used as intended (such as converted dual sports). Tried and true vs. having a fan that fries itself.

    I didn't expect such an easy favor to become a major task to you. It was more of a tried-and-true thing that I, and I'm sure others, would use vs. defending anything. But hey, if you're all about others maybe picking a bad brushless fan model that may not hold up to water as well as yours, throwing away $10 or $20, and getting stuck with no cooling out on the roads and trails, then I say fuck it - we suckers deserve to learn the hard way, too.

    ...

    Such a wrong thread for that attitude, lol.:rofl
  2. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    Any 12V brushless computer fan will do the job well.
    Temps out here stay over 40*C for 4 or 5 mths of the year, and these things run fine.
    I normally hook mine up to a simple switch, but a temp switch will work too.
  3. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Somebody told me to take a look at an EX250 Ninja fan. I looked at em' on ebay. They are pretty cheap & plentiful, but I'm not sure if they are thin enough to fit, especially between the Acerbis tank.

    I'll take a look at the brushless computer fans. I know that they are thin, just didn't realize that they could handle the moisture of riding. And they're cheap.
  4. Starkmojo

    Starkmojo Chief Totberry

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  5. elgato gordo

    elgato gordo KTMRFS

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    Put one on my KTM a couple of years ago and it still works. Really helped overheating issues.

    http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=97608&hl

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16835150031

  6. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    I just have to quote myself here.
  7. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I went ahead and ordered a 120 x 120 12V brushless fan for $8 off ebay, shipped from China. Maybe too cheap, but I'll find out.
  8. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Here is the 81 xs400 i just built



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  9. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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  10. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Awesome Falcon!

    What a beautiful bike! :clap So many trick details... again, so awesome!:clap

    I love the color-scheme and paint-job, and the exhaust is really slick! I can only imagine how much of a blast this is to ride!
  11. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Thanks Guys! Yeah It was a lot of work, but building it was almost as much fun as it is to ride. (Glenn) It is a mongrel, but most of the parts came from......... you guessed it, an xt. The rear wheel and brakes came from a yz. The sub frame is custom as well as the cradle. The xt frame doesn't have a cradle so I had to make that too. Here is the full build if you are interested. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766548&highlight=xt350/400


  12. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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  13. JAFO

    JAFO displaced Jeep guy.....

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    Yes, all 12 volt fans are immersible. I used to race RC cars/boats/planes, and we always broke in the motors via immersion in water.

    That said - you need to take care if you immerse them, that you don't cause a collision betwixt core and fan blades.
  14. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    Awsome Looking xs400 ds :clap:clap
  15. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    intel outside :lol3
  16. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Mike,
    It looks a bit vunerable mounted on front, but if it won't fit in the rear you don't have much choice. Is that on a DRZ400? I think the 06' 400S I had the stock fan was mounted on the left rear radiator.
  17. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    this intel fan is a low rpm low power version. it should be alright, I won't have to worry about it would push a rock to hit a hole in the raditor.



    something is expendable in case of madness :lol3
  18. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    I just can't stop looking at this......

  19. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    Remove about 100 unwanted pounds...
  20. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    That's a great idea. There are millions of KLR's out there just dying to loose 100 lbs and play int the dirt. Show them "the way" and you will become famous!! :clap