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Old 01-22-2013, 03:35 AM   #616
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no fan?

okay, i have a problem.

I installed a IMS tank on my 07 TE450 some time ago and i´ve been riding around without a fan since then. latley, on a tight and sometimes steep singetrack, the bike boiled over. that doesn´t really concern me much, but i have a trip in mind that will take me to the sahara dessert. altough it is in winter, the temperatures will climb to maybe 30°C and riding in the sand (not riding big dunes or anything) will for sure rise the enginge temp.

so, what can i do to improve cooling (special coolant?) or do i have to install a "push" type fan in front of the radiator?

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:26 AM   #617
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You can try different mixtures of several "engine ice" type of products, but a fan will mean you can skip all that experimentation and just switch the fan to "on" when the bike is moving less than 10mph.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:34 AM   #618
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okay, i have a problem.

I installed a IMS tank on my 07 TE450 some time ago and i´ve been riding around without a fan since then. latley, on a tight and sometimes steep singetrack, the bike boiled over. that doesn´t really concern me much, but i have a trip in mind that will take me to the sahara dessert. altough it is in winter, the temperatures will climb to maybe 30°C and riding in the sand (not riding big dunes or anything) will for sure rise the enginge temp.

so, what can i do to improve cooling (special coolant?) or do i have to install a "push" type fan in front of the radiator?

cheers
josef

An oil cooler?

Here's a link to one such application. Looks like the pictures are gone though.
Husky oil cooler adapt



Nevermind I found a picture link.
http://s163.photobucket.com/albums/t...Rally%20Husky/

Doesn't show much of the oil cooler though. Decent build though

P.S. don't forget about changing the coolant "T" fitting with an UPTITE "Y" fitting, there's also a high volume water pump impellor available, and always keep your containment bottle half full to prevent the plastic from melting in case of an overheat purge. One more thing, change the rad cap to higher BAR rating. I believe one from 2 smoke Kawi 80 cc works perfect. Can find out for sure if you want that info.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #619
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I had the original Triumph T595 in Tucson, AZ and they were notorious for overheating. After much discussion I used Redline Water Wetter and pure water; no antifreeze. It made a world of difference. Antifreeze is mis-named coolant because it hurts heat dissipation. I'd give that a try before I tried more expensive options. .
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okay, i have a problem.

I installed a IMS tank on my 07 TE450 some time ago and i´ve been riding around without a fan since then. latley, on a tight and sometimes steep singetrack, the bike boiled over. that doesn´t really concern me much, but i have a trip in mind that will take me to the sahara dessert. altough it is in winter, the temperatures will climb to maybe 30°C and riding in the sand (not riding big dunes or anything) will for sure rise the enginge temp.

so, what can i do to improve cooling (special coolant?) or do i have to install a "push" type fan in front of the radiator?

cheers
josef
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:27 PM   #620
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I have an 07 450 as well and an IMS tank and tried to install a fan. I disconnected it because it was draining the battery when the bike was off. I probably just had it connected to the wrong wires but electrical has always been my weak point.

I ordered a pusher fan from eBay and installed it as such.



The radiator guards are from Big Fat Guy Racing, or maybe it's Old Fat Guy Racing. More photos of it are in the same gallery as the one I posted.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:33 PM   #621
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What the hell you went to DAKAR in 2000? Awesome!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:46 AM   #622
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Looks like I may have a leaking head gasket, at 12,400 miles, on my 2010 TE 450. I had been plagued by what I thought was water in the gasoline for several weeks now, but the problem would only really happen after I had put the bike away after a day's ride and then go to start it later that night or the next day, it would be water logged. I'd get it cleaned out, with the decomp lever and pulling the plug, sometimes draining the tank, but now, after several different sources for the gas and using regular gas which is supposed to be less contaminated than premium, I am still getting water logged, so it's gotta be the head gasket, even tho there are no bubbles in my rad water stream, and my oil looks fine, it must be a very small leak that transfers small amounts of water to the combustion chamber, usually under pressure when the bike is cooling down. I am going to use Treadstone's tip about removing the cylinder studs to do the gasket swap in-frame. I think I'll ride one more weekend and do this job next week....lazy butt that I am...




http://www.treadstonecycles.com/Tech...Husky_Tech_Tip

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #623
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Looks like I may have a leaking head gasket, at 12,400 miles, on my 2010 TE 450.
Finally fixed it, took 10 days instead of 9 hours, an electrical gremlin reared its ugly little head after the re-install, then I messed up on the cam timing because I used a slightly thicker head gasket, then I messed up the cam timing again since I believe my cam marks are not right, as a mech, I grade about a D-...., finally got it wrapped up and its running as good as ever. Below are some pics from the head gasket replace. The leak was in between 2 of the layers in the 3-ply gasket. The 2 gasket pics are the 2 sides of the single leak into the combustion chamber. The 3rd pic is where I thought I saw some discoloration from coolant in the piston crown.





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Old 03-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #624
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Dang, what a hassle. I'm glad you got it all back together and working
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:34 AM   #625
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Dang, what a hassle. I'm glad you got it all back together and working
I DID use the "in-frame" technique that I referenced in post 622 to get the head out, that save a ton of time and effort, versus pulling the engine. I had the head off in 3 hours.

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:42 AM   #626
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Jake, what's that black thing hanging near the back of the front fender?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:02 AM   #627
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Jake, what's that black thing hanging near the back of the front fender?
My rad blocker made from a black plastic trash can from wally world?

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #628
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YEs oh Yes I have a 510

Twin Falls Idaho, 2008 TE 510.
currently only 600 miles on the machine. Really would like to get out and do more this year.
IF anyone has suggestions, I am looking for a slip on exhaust.
3 dealers said they have nothing that will fit this bike.
Thanks for all your pics and post.
Ride More 2013.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:22 AM   #629
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Twin Falls Idaho, 2008 TE 510.
currently only 600 miles on the machine. Really would like to get out and do more this year.
IF anyone has suggestions, I am looking for a slip on exhaust.
3 dealers said they have nothing that will fit this bike.
Thanks for all your pics and post.
Ride More 2013.
Any pic's? If the machine has been "powered up" then the Arrow can that came with the power up kit is fine IMO.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:23 AM   #630
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My rad blocker made from a black plastic trash can from wally world?

Wow! How cold does it get where you ride?
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