'12-'15 WR450F Cooling Fan


13 replies to this topic
  • AtomicGeo

Posted June 19, 2016 - 07:37 AM

#1

Can any of you help me with recommendations and experience installing a radiator cooling fan?  Maybe suggestions, pros/cons, and some pics?  Thanks.


Edited by AtomicGeo, June 19, 2016 - 08:01 AM.


  • michale

Posted June 19, 2016 - 04:31 PM

#2

https://www.rockymou...oem-schematic/2

They have stock 2016 fans for $50.00 each. You can hard wire to a switch.

  • DRZ04

Posted June 20, 2016 - 09:32 PM

#3

I put a Trail Tech fan on my '13 WR450f and it went on very easily and can be adjusted when  to come on & when to shut off. It also has a digital temp read out. It worked very well a couple of weeks ago up in the mountains. You may be able to do it cheaper on your own this is totally turn key.



  • AtomicGeo

Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:09 PM

#4

Thanks for the help.  I am looking to buy one...my WR boiled over cause I ride too slow in rocky terrain.



  • Kidrman

Posted June 22, 2016 - 07:08 PM

#5

I put one on and it stopped working. I suspect a bad connection and will troubleshoot this weekend, otherwise nice piece.

When it worked on initial install it cooled well.

  • Chaconne

Posted June 23, 2016 - 04:45 PM

#6

http://www.thumperta...or-wr450/page-3



  • rwebb35

Posted June 23, 2016 - 06:15 PM

#7

EVANS COOLANT

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  • toten

Posted June 27, 2016 - 05:49 AM

#8

EVANS COOLANT

Your bike can still seriously overheat with Evans. The coolant doesn't boil until 350ish I think, so you might not know your bike is overheating, but if you're running at 275 it is NOT good for the engine. 



  • AtomicGeo

Posted June 27, 2016 - 05:54 AM

#9

I use this stuff:

 

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  • stevethe

Posted June 27, 2016 - 06:07 AM

#10

You might be better off just running a slightly higher pressure cap. I run straight antifreeze in three of my four WR450's. Almost using straight in my 16'. Probably as good as running Evans without the hassle.



  • Kidrman

Posted June 27, 2016 - 06:01 PM

#11

To follow up on my post above. Trail Tech is overnighting me a replacement fan. Great service with no hassles.

  • Chaconne

Posted June 28, 2016 - 02:29 PM

#12

To follow up on my post above. Trail Tech is overnighting me a replacement fan. Great service with no hassles.

Trail Tech seems pretty good. The only thing I thought was lacking was the installation instructions. My Trail Tech fan has worked well for me otherwise.


Edited by Chaconne, June 28, 2016 - 02:29 PM.


  • jonrack

Posted June 30, 2016 - 07:30 PM

#13

I have the trailtech fan and am happy with it so far. I agree that the instructions aren't great, though.

  • Chaconne

Posted July 01, 2016 - 01:27 PM

#14

I have the trailtech fan and am happy with it so far. I agree that the instructions aren't great, though.

I added a posting in the link above with a trick at the end of the posted page. I used very small keyring 8mm wrench and I was able loosen/remove and tighten everything exactly the way needed to install the fan properly following the given instructions was causing damage to my radiator.

 

http://www.thumperta...or-wr450/page-3

 

Jiggering things around in that area was just not working for me, removing all fasteners and re-tightening with the proper tools was the only way to go for me at least.


Edited by Chaconne, July 01, 2016 - 01:28 PM.





 
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