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PostPosted: June 26th, 2013, 11:25 pm 
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Hey all, 89 TA here that just gets too hot in stop n go traffic...so I've decided to rig up a switch to control it better. How exactly do I go about this? I know there's a hole on the right side of the fairing/dashboard area that looks like it should receive an electric component, is that where I install the switch?

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PostPosted: June 27th, 2013, 4:16 am 
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Put up a photo or 2 as mine is a 2003 650, that rarely gets above half way and doesn't need a manual fan switch.

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PostPosted: June 27th, 2013, 12:46 pm 
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Jack is correct it should turn on by it self when it gets hot.
My 89 turns on right before Red. so it does get to the Hot line nearly.

If not your thermostat is broken or somewhere in that area.

Check your Coolant for Percentage etc. (Some Auto Shops will let you borrow a hydrometer.)

After that if you still want a switch be careful how you hook up the fan
you may hook it up so it ONLY goes on with the switch and forget about turning it on...

:) Good luck
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PostPosted: June 30th, 2013, 2:37 am 
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As others have said check your coolant system my Tranny never gets above half way on the gauge.

If you want to wire up a switch its only a case of earthing the fan switch I'd fit a warning light so you know its on.
I rigged one up for a friend on his VFR750, with a length of wire from fan switch to a manual switch in the fairing, other side of manual switch goes to earth. We used a illuminated switch so it lights up when on.


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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2013, 7:57 am 
Nappy wrote:
Hey all, 89 TA here that just gets too hot in stop n go traffic...so I've decided to rig up a switch to control it better. How exactly do I go about this? I know there's a hole on the right side of the fairing/dashboard area that looks like it should receive an electric component, is that where I install the switch?

Thanks


I have a manual switch on my 89 TA, installed by the previous owner to prevent overheating in heavy NYC traffic. I use it a lot when temps go above 85, even with full coolant and new thermostat. The way mine was rigged it's basically manual or nothing so I have to watch the temp and turn it on when it gets too hot. Not an issue in normal traffic as it hardly gets to half on the gauge. Will try to post some photos later today. I also read somewhere about people adding a second fan, I looked into it briefly but decided it was too much work/money and my setup was good enough for now.


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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2013, 6:01 pm 
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I also installed a manual switch on my TA on the right side of the dash board. Driving in the city my temps would go up quickly and all I do is turn on the fan and the TA sounds like it has a jet engine,,,,lol. Simple install, all I did was look for the 2 terminals behind the the fan and also find the wire from the temp sensor and installed a simple switch from radio shack. Voila! Fan motor on command.

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