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Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Rapid Dog, May 19, 2009.
That isn't a very good test since you only ride to Starbucks.
Thank you, gents. I will give that a shot.
Man, they do hand those lattes VERY hot you know
I have the H2W kit and it works great in the 100+ temps we've had in South Texas all summer long. I have the 88 deg. switch and the temp never goes above 5 bars. However, one problem did come up. The left (OEM) fan has a shroud to deflect the hot air from the fan away from directly hitting the tank. The H2W fan on the right does not have a shroud and needs one in my locale. The fan boils gas in the right tank so that when full, it is boiled out of the tank vent. :eek1 I solved this problem with several layers of foil insulating tape on the parts of the tank (inside of side radiator exhaust opening) where the right side fan blows. A well designed shroud would be better probably.
I installed the second fan over the weekend and I can see the concern about not having the air deflector like the left side fan has to direct the forced air away from the tank. Obviously what's on the left side won't work for the right, so I'm going to try to make a deflector for the right side using some heat shield material. It should be pretty easy to fab up--you know--if I were a fabricator.
Show us some pics when you're done. That material looks like it should work. Pricey, though. :eek1 I plan to redo mine the next time I have the right tank off, but the foil tape seems to be working for now.
Thanks Dually. That looks like the ticket. Unfortunately, they wont sell the kit without the fan, and I already have one. I think I will order the kit anyways. Anyone want a 4" spal fan? I just got it new in the box for $38 shipped. Willing to sell for $30 shipped in conus.
Funny. I was just on their website last week and you could purchase all of the components seperately. Then someone on here posts where to get just the fan on ebay and suddenly you have to purchase the entire kit.
I can understand this from a business perspective however, I was going to get the bracket, switch, and wire harness from them to go with the ebay fan to save a little money.
Now, I will make the bracket myself and purchase the connectors, temp switch from someone else for cheaper......
Thanks for helping me save money Advmachines!
Here was my 990 dual-fan install with pix. I think it's the same for the 950's
I just put this kit on my 990 last night. Easy to install, and hooking up the connector (splitter) was a piece of cake. Biggest hassle was how to orient the fan on the bracket...and after mucking around it works best with the wiring for the fan coming out to the right side of the back of the fan - towards the tip of your handlebars. Of course I tried the other three directions first and they all resulted in clearance issues. Its a nice kit, well worth the cost of the bracket for ease of installation. If they made a shroud to go with it, then it would be the perfect kit.
Great writeup, Cyborg. Thanks.
You know the temp of the thermal switch you installed
This thermal switch is the same used for the 92-94 suzuki swift or geo metro, the guys in the honda gold wing use this switch to lower the temp too.
Fitted mine this afternoon and I had already obtained a spare shroud from the original fan, part # 60035044050 that adapts on surprisingly well.
After cutting off the original mounting lugs I fitted it to the fan with long cable ties attached end to end. Note slight modification to existing hole to catch on edge of fan bracket.
Here you can see how the cable ties get a grip on the slight lip on the fan, I have also trimmed a little off the tip of the shroud to keep inside tank line.
Sweet! Was wondering about making a shrowd- that makes it look easy, gonna order one today-
oh wait, winter is coming up here in the Northern Hemisphere so I'll just have a homebrew instead- Happy Oktoberfest!
..yo' epic thread...
chricky, I dunno what happened to all my pics...
Hey is that a 4 or 5 inch fan ? looks good
...purdy darn sure it's a 4-incher, the 5" would be too much trouble. This one was straight forward.
Get the big hardware straps, some 2" weatherstripping and small screws.
Nice...... Thanks for sharing. Wifey is OK with a new "broken fan" but another "Farkle" no way