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Anyone ever put a toggle on the radiator fan?

Old 05-15-2008, 11:47 AM
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Anyone ever put a toggle on the radiator fan?

I thought it might be a good idea if it's not too much trouble. I'm concerned about how the fan doesn't kick on til she's roastin', and then stays on for a long time. Sometimes even after I've got her back in the breeze. With a toggle, if I know I'll be stuck for a while I could kick in the fan before she got so hot, and cut it off the moment I got out of first.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:55 PM
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I saw someone selling OE type radiator fan switches that turn on earlier, I think on fleebay. They weren't cheap or I would have picked one up while checking em out.

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I have a simple rocker switch hooked in to provide a ground when I want it to like in stop & go traffic - it will still function automatically though if you aren't paying attention to it...
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That sounds even better.

A rocker switch, so providing ground fires it up huh? Does the sending unit have one or two wires? Where did you mount the switch?
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interesting thought but i'd rather not mess with wiring for something like the radiators...just sounds like inviting problems to me
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Just 1 wire on my '02. I have the rocker switch (plastic) glued to the underside of the brake master cylinder - also plastic so it doesn't show much. All the sensor does is create a ground through the radiator case when it hits the preset temperature.

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A rocker switch, so providing ground fires it up huh? Does the sending unit have one or two wires? Where did you mount the switch?
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:45 PM
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what temperature does your fan kick on at?
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I ride parade speed in the hot city daily & wouldnt live w/o a switch. The stock one comes on way too late.You can splice right into the sending unit on the right rad & mount the switch in the right fairing. This doesnt impede the normal functioning. I flip it on when the temp is a bit more than 1/2 way.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 1baddoggie View Post
I saw someone selling OE type radiator fan switches that turn on earlier, I think on fleebay. They weren't cheap or I would have picked one up while checking em out.

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Was this what you were talking about? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...m250249976521&
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