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Manual Fan Switch Install Write-up!

Disclaimer: The work shown here isn't exactly what I would call "professional" haha. I'm going to go back through and button everything up with heat shielding, etc. I wanted to see how it affected the bike before I put too much effort into it. I couldn't find a good "how-to" with pictures anywhere so here goes:

1. You're going to want to take the right side fairings off.
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2. Locate the fan relay. It's where the red arrow is pointing.
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3. Remove the fan relay from it's rubber housing. Not actually shown, but you get the idea.

4. Splice into the black/white wire running to that relay. This is the positive for your switch. (kudos to Mitchy for the info: http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showth...ight=fan+relay)

5. Run your other cable to a grounding point. I chose a Dzus fastener mount. Prob not the best ground, but it works.
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6. Run the cables under the intake tubes and up to your handlebars. There are rubber cable management straps on the frame that you can use.
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7. Run to 12v - 20+amp switch of your choice. I chose a light up switch and wired it so it lights up when my FANS ARE OFF. Kind of a warning to me to turn them on if I see the light.
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8. In my picture I have the switch mounted to a Scosche MagicMount. You can use a handlebar switch, or any other kind of switch you like.
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This was BY FAR the biggest improvement to heat control on my bike. However, as Mitchy said, turn the fans on BEFORE the bike gets hot. I turn mine on around 140F or so.

PM me if you have any questions. Happy riding!

-whobeyou

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Welcome to the forum and also well done for searching for info,alot of people don't.How do you find the mod as in controlling the engine temps?
This is a picture of my switch.It has a red LED in it and lights up when switched on.

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Welcome to the forum and also well done for searching for info,alot of people don't.How do you find the mod as in controlling the engine temps?
This is a picture of my switch.It has a red LED in it and lights up when switched on.
The mod was the biggest change for me. I got to 224F one day and decided to do something about it. The bike has upgraded water pump, muzzy fan blades, and upgraded hoses. Even with all of that it would over heat while driving around town. Now, with the fan switch mod, I rarely get over 190F even on hot days. I'm super happy with the quick mod that made a HUGE difference.
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Nice work Whobe...and welcome.

Have you switched your coolant to Engine Ice yet? Bled the system well?

Of course, none of this resolves the cause of overheating like tuning your ECU timing advance on a dyno will.

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Not sure if there is Engine Ice in there or not. I bought some the other day and I'll be doing a write-up for flushing the system, and installing vacuum lines to the fan shroud to eliminate the gap. Hopefully my write-ups help people not get so pissed off at this amazing bike!

For ECU timing, I have a power commander, but what exactly did you do to your tune to help over heating? More fuel? Advance/Retard timing? I'm very intrigued!
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I had Rob, at Rob's Dyno, in Gardner MA tune my ECU...including fan on/off temps and timing.

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Ah I see. Unfortunately, the Power Commander only controls fuel. I'll have to get my ECU flashed if I decide to go down that route. I'm going to put the second (ducati) fan on my radiator as I've heard that helps a lot as well. I might drill out the bypass holes in the thermostat, but that's non-reversible, so I'm going to see how the other mods work first.

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your in Colorado and the bike got that hot?
I'm in Colorado an I've never gone over 208/9.
I do like the write up, and I have to do coolant also.
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Well done "whobeyou".
FWIW, see if you can get some insulation around those wires, they run through some very hot areas as well as the vibration factor which could easily damage them and cause a short.

"Muffner", I assume you have a 750 ? They don't usually run nearly as hot as the 1000's.

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