In Arequipa, Peru and need KLR fan parts!!!

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by alison's wanderland, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. alison's wanderland

    alison's wanderland Been here awhile

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    How did I end up in Panama?
    So, coming up the mountain to Arequipa, my fan ate itself apart. There are no dealerships here, and as i am finding, most shops in Peru don't stock any parts. And if they do, its for newer KLRs. I am wondering if anyone has a lead on Gen 1 KLR parts - I am seeing if the motor can be fixed (will find out tomorrow), but the blades might be an issue. And if not here, then near Cuzco? Any help is appreciated.

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  2. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    You'll only need a fan riding when below a certain speed.
    I don't know what that certain speed is for your conditions, but you should be OK for open road riding.
    Maybe hit a few moto shops and see what they can conjure up.
    Learn why the fan was eaten before using another one.
    You can use epoxy/glue to fix the fan to the motor shaft. I did that on a friend's KLR many years ago. Let it sit overnight.
    Best to you. :thumb
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  3. alison's wanderland

    alison's wanderland Been here awhile

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    That is true, the fan really only becomes important when riding in town...but that's where I tend to get lost, so it is never a quick endeavor.

    I had fixed the fan once before, JB welding the blades to the motor after it stripped, which is partially why when the rivots on the fan assembly vibrated off, it seized the motor because it had no where to turn and taking blade with it. I am hoping the motor will be fixed tomorrow since there don't seem to be any other motoshops in town.
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  4. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    I wouldn't get hung up on finding original parts. Any fan of similar size that can get bodged onto the motor will do the job fine. Look for a cooling fan from any air cooled electrical equipment (arc welder, large amplifier, etc.) or any fan of the same size. Snip something out of sheet metal and bend it yourself if you have to.
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  5. Lone Rider

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    Simialr size.
    Get plastic if possible. Keep the raddy safe...:)
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