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1Back to top Go down   30 second siezed radiator fan repair Empty 30 second siezed radiator fan repair on Sun May 04, 2014 3:16 pm

duck

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The seized radiator fan that I just replaced on my K75 would BARELY turn by hand. 
 
I pulled that black plastic cap off of the motor and gave it all a good shower of Gibbs mega penetrating juice.
 

Spun it a few times by hand and it loosened up nicely.  Hooked it up to a battery and it spins like new. Very Happy


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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2Back to top Go down   30 second siezed radiator fan repair Empty Re: 30 second siezed radiator fan repair on Mon May 05, 2014 12:54 am

RicK G

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I fixed a fan in a similar way some years ago for a friend and two weeks later the damn thing siezed in heavy traffic in Sydney peak hour (I was not popular) and we ended up putting a new fan motor in so I am a little wary there now doing that.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

3Back to top Go down   30 second siezed radiator fan repair Empty Re: 30 second siezed radiator fan repair on Mon May 05, 2014 1:34 am

duck

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Meh, it's not a panacea and know from experience that many/most fan motors are beyond repair but for a few pennies worth of penetrating oil and 30 seconds of your time it seems to me to be worthwhile giving it a go and something worth trying before forking out $$$ for
 a replacement fan/motor.



Last edited by duck on Mon May 05, 2014 1:46 am; edited 2 times in total


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

4Back to top Go down   30 second siezed radiator fan repair Empty Re: 30 second siezed radiator fan repair on Mon May 05, 2014 1:39 am

beanoldboy

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do both .
an interim fix buys  shippage time .

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5Back to top Go down   30 second siezed radiator fan repair Empty Re: 30 second siezed radiator fan repair on Mon May 05, 2014 1:47 am

duck

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... or just don't slow down....


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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