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For those riding the S3 in warmer climates such as Australia / South Africa & California. Do you find that the radiator fan seems to come on far too frequently -- particularly when in town? Now that Summer is upon us here in the southern hemisphere, it is becoming all the more apparent... After coming off a long freeway ride home from work, the fan comes on virtually as I come to the first stop street!

Please give me your experiences on this one...
 

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I am in Kansas, USA and my fan runs alot when it even thinks about being hot. Never have gone over 6 bars though, if in doubt, wrap your headers! The headers put a lot of heat in your radiator.
 

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On my Fireblade the fan very rarely comes on, the temp gauge hovering somewhere between 79-82c. Only when I am stuck in traffic on a hot day does the temp begin to climb, the fan coming on at 102c/103c.

Obviously the Trumpet runs hot... How do you wrap the headers?
 

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Header wrap is a fiberglass cloth about 1-2 inches wide, comes in rolls. You basically wrap it around the header tubes, one at a time, clamping the ends. The idea is to insulate the pipe, keeping the heat on the inside.
 

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Will wrapping the headers help out on a full titanium system? I'm going to be putting the Arrow GP system on next month when I get it, and it would be easier to wrap it when it's off if it will do any good.
 

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I went for a ride last night, it was a warm evening and my fan was coming on when I was just cruising and had 6 bars on the bar graph temperature indicator while travelling at 60kph. Does anyone know what the temperature graduation bars equate to in degrees C.
 

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I wish Triumph would give us a temperature readout in degrees c or f rather than the bars! I think we are intelligent enough to understand a digital readout! Afterall, even Honda riders are..!
 

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I am an advocate of wrapping headers no matter what they are made of. And the temp is displayed in bars so it is quicker to read at a glance, less to think about.
 

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On 2006-12-12 05:44, Limey wrote:
I replaced my coolant with engine ice, it helped a lot.
Limey, can you give any comparisons from the product Engine ice to Water Wetter? I have used Water Wetter before, but never Engine Ice.
 

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The fan comes on way to often even in the scorching heat were having here in The Netherlands.......

If the temperature gets above 25Celsius its fan mayhem.
 

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On 2006-12-12 13:33, Prestimp wrote:
On 2006-12-12 05:44, Limey wrote:
I replaced my coolant with engine ice, it helped a lot.
Limey, can you give any comparisons from the product Engine ice to Water Wetter? I have used Water Wetter before, but never Engine Ice.
yeah, water wetter sucks. :-D
 

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I will second the Engine Ice recomendation! Itsw the only thing I use in the desert..... trust me..... I know hot riding. Southern California low deserts in late july are BRUTAL! Go through my camelback within an hour.... oh ya... and dont stop.... the wind is the only thing that keeps your body cool under the armor. Goodway to pass out and die out there. on the plus note.... youre the only guy riding!

So ya, engine ice. You wont regret it!

Also, its my understanding that its enviromentally friendly so you can use it in off road races and such. If I recall, District 38 in SoCal required enviro friendly coolant.

[ This message was edited by: Drunktank on 2006-12-12 18:24 ]
 
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