It was 102 out and fans did not come on. I was out in traffic for about 2 hours. Temp started to climb if stopped more than 10 min or so. All in all my bike seems to really run on the cool side.At what point do these fans actually come on? I've never, once, either seen or heard mine come on. The engine temp has come up to 4 bars on the dash, but still, no fans.... Oddity, or are ya'll's bikes the same?
I've had a similar experience.
My fans haven't come on, despite sitting around in traffic on a few hot days lately.
Has anyone taken them off to save some weight - lot cheaper than carbon and magnesium ...
If this was a race bike, they'd be gone already.
What do you guys reckon?
The fans weight 3 pounds. That is why there are sitting on top of the fridge. They were removed before both radiators were replaced with a single "racing" radiator made for 1098. But I don't ride on the streets during business days. If I would commute on a bike I would leave the fans where they were - attached to the radiators.I'd be willing to bet Sputniks took his off.
I'd leave them on though, I can't see them weighing that much.
BTW, I'm pretty sure if you have the microtek ECU you can change the setting so the fans come on earlier. But the bike doesn't seem to really run that hot so I wouldn't change anything.... my $.02....