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Old 01-02-2014, 09:05 PM   #21556
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Sorry, missed something. The temp switch closes and provides a ground to the circuit. Could be either power to the fan, or the ground from the temp switch.
A multimeter will be handy or a test light.

---short the connector at the temp switch, a paperclip wedge in will work
if the fan runs then the switch might be bad
if the fan doesn't run, check for 12v at the switch, 12 v should always be there when the key is on.
if 12 v is there then check the ground circuit side of the connector,
if 12 v is not there then you have to start going upstream, first to the fan motor connector then further up.

hopefully it is just the temp switch in the rad.
If you put a switch in that connects the two wires it will act as though the temp switch has hit the temp to turn the fan on and you can control it yourself and in the off position it will turn on normally with an overheat.
from the wire diagram on the last page it looks like the overtemp light is also lite up by the rad temp switch. if you install a switch the light will come on anytime the switch is on.


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Old 01-03-2014, 08:18 AM   #21557
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I thought the crf would be a good 50lbs lighter than the drz. The crf looks to be a great bike but for that reason it is out. Thanks for bringing that to my attention
I too was surprised at the weight. I'm looking for a bike for my wife and I'd rather have her on a DRZ than a lesser powered bike of the same weight. I'm also considering the Kawi line.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:12 AM   #21558
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I too was surprised at the weight. I'm looking for a bike for my wife and I'd rather have her on a DRZ than a lesser powered bike of the same weight. I'm also considering the Kawi line.
The DRZ seems rather top heavy. I've ridden bikes of the same weight that carried it lower. The WR4xx Yamahas also seem heavier than the scales would indicate.

You should look into some of the 250 4 strokes. A buddy who weighs in at 250#'s is pretty happy with a WR250, even at high elevation.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:19 AM   #21559
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I too was surprised at the weight. I'm looking for a bike for my wife and I'd rather have her on a DRZ than a lesser powered bike of the same weight. I'm also considering the Kawi line.
Look at the xt line, they're much more inseam friendly, if she needs it.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:16 PM   #21560
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On a side note, I was wondering if anybody knew of an aftermarket non-locking fuel cap for the stock 400S model tank. I was riding home from work in the snow tonight and nearly ran out of gas cause i could not get the lock to function due to ice in the tumblers. survived 20mi on reserve. Needed a heat gun when I got home. Now I have the desire for a non-locking cap to avoid this issue in the future.
I have a Zeta cap from Wheeling Cycle:
http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/s...et-gas-cap/164

He has several others too, Clarke plastic and aluminum:
http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/s...ntake-body/194
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:31 PM   #21561
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Are you sure the zeta cap fits the s model metal tank? I was under the assumption that it was only for the e or k model plastic tanks

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Old 01-03-2014, 05:11 PM   #21562
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---short the connector at the temp switch, a paperclip wedge in will work
if the fan runs then the switch might be bad
if the fan doesn't run, check for 12v at the switch, 12 v should always be there when the key is on.
if 12 v is there then check the ground circuit side of the connector,
if 12 v is not there then you have to start going upstream, first to the fan motor connector then further up.
So today I disconnected the wire coming from the sensor and jumpered the connector.

With that done the fan came on as soon as the key was turned on.

So it seems like the sensor is the issue. So now my question is....what am I replacing? The sensor just underneath the cap of the radiator on the right hand side?

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I'm looking at the parts page:
http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oempa...model-k2-k3-k4

The one near the radiator cap is called "SWITCH ASSY, WATER TEMP".

The one on the left side of the bike is "SWITCH, FAN".

So, it seems to me like I should be swapping the fan switch, since I know the water temp works at least well enough to turn on the idiot light.

Does that sound correct?
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:35 PM   #21563
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Look at the xt line, they're much more inseam friendly, if she needs it.
XT is really low, which is very helpful. I had a couple of XT350s that were great! Only issue may be the kick start. It's low and an easy kick, but she may want an electric starter.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:37 PM   #21564
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On a side note, I was wondering if anybody knew of an aftermarket non-locking fuel cap for the stock 400S model tank. I was riding home from work in the snow tonight and nearly ran out of gas cause i could not get the lock to function due to ice in the tumblers. survived 20mi on reserve. Needed a heat gun when I got home. Now I have the desire for a non-locking cap to avoid this issue in the future.
You can easily remove the locking mechanism. Take the cap off, turn it over and remove the 2 screws and cover plate. Take out the locking arms and springs, put the screws and cover back on. It is super easy and cost nothing but 3-4 mins of your time.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:57 PM   #21565
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So today I disconnected the wire coming from the sensor and jumpered the connector.

With that done the fan came on as soon as the key was turned on.

So it seems like the sensor is the issue. So now my question is....what am I replacing? The sensor just underneath the cap of the radiator on the right hand side?

EDIT:


I'm looking at the parts page:
http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oempa...model-k2-k3-k4

The one near the radiator cap is called "SWITCH ASSY, WATER TEMP".

The one on the left side of the bike is "SWITCH, FAN".

So, it seems to me like I should be swapping the fan switch, since I know the water temp works at least well enough to turn on the idiot light.

Does that sound correct?
Sounds right to me, the schematic calls it the fan switch. To be sure you can use a multimeter to check. Disconnect the fan switch and with the meter on ohms one of the leads from switch to connector should read near zero.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:45 PM   #21566
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What size MT21?

I ordered a front MT21 today and the man asked what size. I said 21 inch as I said it's for the front.
He said 80/90 or 90/90. i went with the 90/90. Is this the usual size to get as this is my first mT21?

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:57 PM   #21567
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I ordered a front MT21 today and the man asked what size. I said 21 inch as I said it's for the front.
He said 80/90 or 90/90. i went with the 90/90. Is this the usual size to get as this is my first mT21?

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Old 01-04-2014, 01:04 PM   #21568
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I ordered a front MT21 today and the man asked what size. I said 21 inch as I said it's for the front.
He said 80/90 or 90/90. i went with the 90/90. Is this the usual size to get as this is my first mT21?
80/100 is the stock size (relative unusual), and 90/90 is the most common substitution (people tend to think wider tires are better), but 80/90 is fine too. It's not a huge deal. It will make your speedo/odo read slightly higher.

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Old 01-05-2014, 01:05 AM   #21569
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I have 80/100 kenda trakmaster on mine.

You like it? I had a set on my bike previously. I wore out the rear in 700 miles of mostly dirt, front looked good still but I didn't like the front so I swapped it to a MX-71, which has been outstanding. The front seemed to have bad directional traction, the front would wash out sideways in anything but a mild turn.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:47 AM   #21570
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You like it? I had a set on my bike previously. I wore out the rear in 700 miles of mostly dirt, front looked good still but I didn't like the front so I swapped it to a MX-71, which has been outstanding. The front seemed to have bad directional traction, the front would wash out sideways in anything but a mild turn.
To be honest it's the only tire I've ever had offroad. I just really got into offroad last year. I like the price of them though and that's why I've bought three sets so far.
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