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    Therame Radiator Question

    My Gen 1 Thermae was destroyed in my recent crash. Fortunately, many of the good folks here have rallied around me with the offer of parts. I have a replacement Gen1 Thermae in route! My question: the rad fan was also destroyed in the crash. I can’t say that I ever saw temps that would tempt the fan w/the Thermae. Generally on hot days I would just turn to the bike off if stuck in traffic. Is there a need to run a fan?

    In a past life, I was building CX500’s and I used third party car fans in place of the soon to fail camshaft mounted fan blades. Is this an option?

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    #2
    There are small aftermarket fans for dirt bikes. Also KTM makes a kit for their bikes.

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      #3
      You can fit a SPAL fan without too much effort (I know you have the skills).

      I personally have run some pretty stout Hawk builds, with ThermaE Gen1, and no fan. I don't spend that much time in traffic (or didn't with those) but I never had an issue.

      Depending on your build and tune, you can *probably* go without a fan.

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        Tom, I’m running a Hord 700 and a gen 1 Thermae, and other than when I’d ride into NYC traffic on a 90 day, my fan almost never comes on. Since I moved upstate, I throw the bypass switch occasionally just to make sure it still works.
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          Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post
          Tom, I’m running a Hord 700 and a gen 1 Thermae, and other than when I’d ride into NYC traffic on a 90 day, my fan almost never comes on. Since I moved upstate, I throw the bypass switch occasionally just to make sure it still works.
          Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post
          You can fit a SPAL fan without too much effort (I know you have the skills).

          I personally have run some pretty stout Hawk builds, with ThermaE Gen1, and no fan. I don't spend that much time in traffic (or didn't with those) but I never had an issue.

          Depending on your build and tune, you can *probably* go without at fan.
          Thanks guys, excellent intel. Using the TT Vapor, my std running temp w/the Thermae was ~180*. Rarely did I see it go past, ‘cept maybe in traffic. So I won’t really sweat it if I can’t find a suitable replacement…
          This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle. - joel

          Nothing like a project to keep you busy, slowly draining funds out of the wallet! - spacetiger

          Our Hawks have all the power any mature, sensible rider can use on any street or highway without carrying around excessively unnecessary big-bore weight and power - squirrelman

          Bike builds can be and most time are art and expression. To take something mass produced and impersonal and make something personal that you can't stop staring at as you walk away. There is nothing I find more satisfying than looking at something cool and beautiful and thinking "I made that". - 6

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            #6
            Something like this may be useful:

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