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Fans
on: July 21, 2021, 07:44:50 PM
Howdy all,

On my last bike after I sh#t it off on a hot day, the fans would continue running until the water temp dropped below some threshold. On the Versys the fans shut off when I turn the key.

I'm wondering what others do in this circumstance. Let the motor run until the fan shuts off, hit the kill switch to keep the fans running, or do I have a problem and need to replace the water temp thermostat?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Fans
Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 10:26:51 PM
When you ride it if you don't have any concerns about your cooling system (rad clean, coolant level OK, etc.), then I'd not worry.  You can monitor your coolant temperatures when on normal highway and know if you have a thermostat issue or not. 
Fans running after the engine is off is a bit silly, as coolant is not circulating...
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Re: Fans
Reply #2 on: Today at 01:30:58 AM
*Originally Posted by yojak [+]
Howdy all,

On my last bike after I sh#t it off on a hot day, the fans would continue running until the water temp dropped below some threshold. On the Versys the fans shut off when I turn the key.

I'm wondering what others do in this circumstance. Let the motor run until the fan shuts off, hit the kill switch to keep the fans running, or do I have a problem and need to replace the water temp thermostat?

Thanks in advance.
It's operating normally, just ride it. You have a temp gauge so I'm not sure what your concern is.

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Re: Fans
Reply #3 on: Today at 02:55:55 AM
I agree with you, it's just the difference in behavior between the two machines. Given the Versys is the newer of the two I'll assume that Kawasaki in their infinite wisdom decided that it wasn't necessary to get the water temp below a set point after shut down. Being new to the bike I thought it wise to ask the assembled intelligence...wherever they are... :7:

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Re: Fans
Reply #4 on: Today at 03:59:35 AM
*Originally Posted by yojak [+]
I agree with you, it's just the difference in behavior between the two machines. Given the Versys is the newer of the two I'll assume that Kawasaki in their infinite wisdom decided that it wasn't necessary to get the water temp below a set point after shut down. Being new to the bike I thought it wise to ask the assembled intelligence...wherever they are... :7:
My 1500 Classic did the same thing......fan ran till the temp went down. I've ridden the Versys in all kinds of weather and temps. It doesn't take long for it to hit 100 degree's when riding slow or stopped, but the fan seems to be pretty efficient at at lowering the temp

 



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