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Old 01-17-2013, 03:45 AM   #16
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I think a thermostat would be a cheaper and easier method.
Very likely. But why do cheap and easy when complex and expensive is an option?
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:13 AM   #17
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Very likely. But why do cheap and easy when complex and expensive is an option?
You must work for BMW
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #18
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You must work for BMW
No, but the philosophy here is song the lines of "why buy one when you can get two for 2x the price!"
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #19
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... get a NEXUS card that get you into a SPECIAL...no wait...LANE...
Since the topic is semi-hijacked anyway...

Last I looked, NEXUS was issued for one specific vehicle that you'd use to cross, which discouraged me from getting it because I may be traveling on either of my bikes or cars. Did that change? (I'll probably should go and look it up myself, I know ).

My solution to that problem is to get off the interstate and use a small rural crossing: rarely a line. Here in New England, on land-based border to QC, there are many of those border posts.

Still, no solution for getting the pig unstuck when in mud, that's for sure....
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:50 AM   #20
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I'm also wondering if the oil temp display in the RID can be hacked to provide a signal for the fan to turn on. LCD uses a small voltage to change the state of the crystals in the display, there may be a way to piggyback a relay to, say, the 5th bar so that it turns the fan on when that bar comes on.
No need to hack and kluge and experiment.
The signal is all there already!
Read my post #6
That's how it's done on the police bikes.

Email me for the .pdf wiring diagram if anyone is interested.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:30 AM   #21
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Could you just cut the queue? You're on a bike.

Or stop at duty free, buy a Toblerone, and get ahead of the line.
Only if you're wearing a bullet proof plate in the back of your jacket.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:44 AM   #22
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If you are satisfied with the results take it to the next level and get the motronic to turn the fan off and on.
On 1150 RTPs a relay is sinked to ground thru pin 17 of the motronic ma 2.4.
The relay contacts can be used to automatically and optimally operate the fan.
If you need a contact pin to do this mod, PM me and I'll mail you one.
Interesting. What about the 1200?

Here is a picture of what I've got - SPAL fan - around 120cfm - lighted LED switch is by the speedo. This is bolted to the upper crash bar on a 1200GSA. The SPAL is waterproof etc. (got it on eBay ~$50) but I can only fit one in there. Since I've installed it I really haven't had to use it, so I can't say just how effective it is. I know it works though...


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Old 01-17-2013, 10:38 AM   #23
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I think a thermostat would be a cheaper and easier method.
That's correct. BMW do a thermostat engine oil drain plug just for using with their RT fan.

I know of two 1150GS's that have the RT fan fitted after some modifications.

Both have mentioned that they wished they hadn't bothered
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:36 AM   #24
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Cool2 I believe you are looking for this...

http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/..._overview.html


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Old 01-17-2013, 11:40 AM   #25
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Why exactly do you need a fan ? These bikes were designed to run without them. Has there ever been reports of overheating and destroying the engine ? The GS is sold in desert states like Nevada and California and I'm pretty sure if there was a threat of overheating BMW would have put one in as standard. Ha ha ha just kidding , they can be pretty stupid sometimes. But I'd like to hear feedback of one person who suffered a failure from overheating.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:02 PM   #26
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My last trip to the blue angles air show I was stuck for an hour in stop and go here in fl. My temp gauge on my rt was topping out. I tried pushing but that got old. No where to ride the side of the road. Same thing happened at bike week in Daytona. My buddy fried his road king.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #27
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http://www.aliexpress.com/products/1...proof-fan.html
towards the bottom.. 50mm (2in) fans come in groups of 10.

ive seen similar chinese "water proof" fans in 60mm (2.36in) and 70m (2.76in)
im gonna get some measurements and look into this..

i know on my r1100gs i have a verticle bar in the middle of my oil cooler so two fans hooked up to a switch would be great for rush hour traffic on those 80-95 degree days.

ebay this mynewfan guy seems on the ball too
http://www.ebay.com/itm/60mm-25mm-Ca...item2a1c9ae28c

hes running his "conformal coating" fans under water for days in the video.
but all these fans are in the 13.2 cfm range.. much lower than your..

work in progress.. lets keep this alive.. find a "cool" solution
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Only if you're wearing a bullet proof plate in the back of your jacket.
It's only long on the Canadian side, getting back into the states.
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Why not just use synthetic engine oil that will tolerate the higher temperature without reducing viscosity?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:49 AM   #30
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Both have mentioned that they wished they hadn't bothered
OK Steptoe, now you dunnit....saved a bunch of time and money for folks...

I can see it now....they're all gonna go out and fit some high-$ aftermarket exhaust system to make their boxer louder.
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