putting a fan on my 426?


8 replies to this topic
  • codynewman13

Posted December 12, 2011 - 06:00 PM

#1

would it be a good idea to hook up an electrical fan to my 426f because the pipe glows after a bit and i was wondering if it would help at all or if i should just ignore it?

  • grayracer513

Posted December 12, 2011 - 06:13 PM

#2

The pipe glowing is probably normal:

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=236304

  • MaxPower

Posted December 13, 2011 - 08:41 AM

#3

that glowing looks crazy doesnt it?
I almost set the weeds on fire when I got myself stuck when I first got my 250f. That scared the Bejesus out of me


  • bcollins82

Posted December 14, 2011 - 09:40 AM

#4

would it be a good idea to hook up an electrical fan to my 426f because the pipe glows after a bit and i was wondering if it would help at all or if i should just ignore it?




I would also love to hear about the install if someone has done it. I ride mine on the street and multiple stop lights always have me worried with my eyes glued to the temp gauge.

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  • RiderX

Posted December 14, 2011 - 10:22 AM

#5

I would also love to hear about the install if someone has done it. I ride mine on the street and multiple stop lights always have me worried with my eyes glued to the temp gauge.


You could rig up a coupe of PC fans and a thermister probe, but you would first need a charging system. You could use a battery but that might be more of a pain than it's worth since you'd have to constantly recharge it.

  • bcollins82

Posted December 14, 2011 - 10:43 AM

#6

You could rig up a coupe of PC fans and a thermister probe, but you would first need a charging system. You could use a battery but that might be more of a pain than it's worth since you'd have to constantly recharge it.



I have a WR stator and flywheel with a trail tech reg/rec and a small battery. I could possibly add a single small fan. Has anyone done the PC fan? How do they hold up to the elements? How well do they cool? And who makes a good thermo switch? I used a painless wiring probe type on a jeep project and it was junk. I went through 3 in the first month before I got one that lasted.

  • RiderX

Posted December 14, 2011 - 10:58 AM

#7

I used a Hayden brand probe on my old hot rod and it worked well.

Here's a thread where a guy installed some pc fans on a RMZ:

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=805094

  • bcollins82

Posted December 14, 2011 - 11:30 AM

#8

I used a Hayden brand probe on my old hot rod and it worked well.

Here's a thread where a guy installed some pc fans on a RMZ:

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=805094



Thanks for the link! This is definitely my next project.

  • codynewman13

Posted December 14, 2011 - 06:08 PM

#9

after all i looked into with these bikes i found out its normal so im not going to worry about it at this time, but if anyone else does it would be cool to see what they do





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