Manual switch for cooling fan 2002 vfr

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  1. Marcegie

    Marcegie New Member

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    Hi can anyone help with the rating of the wire to suit the 20amp fuse needed to run a manual switch to the fan ?
     
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    16 Gauge stranded minimum, switch rated at 20Amps, fan motor is fused, the thermal switch and added manual is just a path to ground, no need to fuse again.
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    Thanks for the info allyance much appreciated
     
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    Hello again allyance I'm not the sharpest with electrics can I ask regarding the wiring of manual switch is it just one additional wire I need to add ?
     
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    You can use one wire from the connection to the thermal switch up to your new switch. From your new switch, the second wire can go to anywhere is convenient to a solid ground (frame of bike).
     
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    Thanks once again allayance this has put in the right direction
     
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    Just had to do this on Skimad4x4's 6th gen bike.....

    I remembered reading this thread 4 months ago so as a running repair its got his bike back up & working.
     
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    Interesting ... I've never had an issue with overheating on my 6th gen ... a 1st gen VF750C yes, but not a 6th gen VFR.

    How much of a difference do you guys notice with this?
     
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    I think it has a lot to do where you live, if you live in rural area or a smaller town, then you don't spend a lot of time in traffic and you get a lot of air flow.

    For me, when I had the 6th gen, it was the slow speeds below 35 and the long traffic lights that drove up the temps. At most intersections we have left turn lanes in all four directions, so if you hit the light wrong, you sit through long cycles while turn lanes get the right of way.

    Now I watch the temps climb on the 8th gen too, but it doesn't seem to bother the bike as the temps come down quicker than before. I have not modified the fans and just let the bike do it's thing. I figure Honda solved the problem with the radiators up front again.
     
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    I just finished refurbishing a '99 5th gen that I bought in December. It heated up quickly (but not excessively) even in the Denver wintertime. I thought this might be a warning of things-to-come in the Denver summertime heat so during the refurbishment work I made sure to clean the outsides the radiators as well as replacing the old thermostat and some of the worst of the tubing and, of course, the coolant.

    The thing that surprised me was how covered in filth and goo the outsides of the radiators where. In addition to that they were absolutely full of tiny rocks and other bits of unidentified road debris. I'm pretty sure this condition wasn't helping the bike to cool itself.
     
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    Yeah, I've sat in long traffic with my 6th gen and it gets over 100*F here in the summer at times.

    My temps come down pretty quick once the fan kicks in though? My old '82 VF750C was another story though ... lol
     
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