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fonque last won the day on October 3

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About fonque

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    1980 CX500 C - project
    1998 VFR800FI

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  1. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    This is the best part, since installing the new radiators and spal fan my legs are significantly cooler! I think this is due to running a pusher fan instead of a puller. I think with a puller fan the air has no where to go but to your crotch. I've had a chance to ride in the mid 80s, and the bike just touched 221 in stop and go traffic. Temps we're pretty steady between 210 and 221 in heavy traffic.
  2. My 5th Gen

    I finally got her back on the road. I added some R6 grips, woodcraft bar end sliders, R&G frame sliders, a black bike bolt kit, a zero gravity double bubble, and led headlights. Now, when I have time, I need to give her a bath.
  3. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    i am sure it could be re-welded. Its a very tiny pin hole leak.
  4. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    I tried and ebay will not let me send the message. I have no idea how to contact other than through ebay's system.
  5. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    The jb weld is just to get the bike back on the road so I can stop taking the metro train to work. I am on the hunt for a solution still.
  6. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    I finally got a chance to do a 40 mile ride today on the new radiators and wow do they work!! It was only 59 F outside, and the bike while moving would only get to about 172. When stopped it would rise into the 190s. As soon as I started moving it would drop down again. I wasnt able to get it hot enough to test the new SPAL fan. If I could find a set that didnt leak at the weld, I would say this is a great pair of radiators.
  7. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    Heres the fix. Its not pretty, but I tested it tonight and it help up to 180 degrees.
  8. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    I really want these radiators to work because they are noticeably bigger than the oem radiators.
  9. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    I cannot recommend those ebay radiators. I fired the bike up to check for leaks and bleed the system. The left radiator started leaking at the fan switch bung. I thought it was from the fan switch threads, but upon closer inspection, the radiator was leaking from a failed weld on the bung. I have attempted to patch the pin hole with jb weld water weld. If that doesnt hold, ill have my neighbor weld re tig weld the bung.
  10. Fan switch oring

    I ended up buying an HNBR oring set from harbor freight. The o-ring size that fit was 9/16" x 1/16" thats the closest I could find to 13.5mm x 1.4mm
  11. I Just installed a double bubble this weekend, i can't wait to try it out now!
  12. 99 not cooling correctly

    My 5th gen Would see temps in the high 230s regularly, that's not normal for any gas powered engine. However, i had leaking hoses, a semi functioning tstat, and radiators that looked like they had been sprayed with fresh asphalt.
  13. 99 not cooling correctly

    theres a long list of stuff to improve things. remove radiators and degrease them thoroughly, the back side of the radiators gets seriously gummed up with road grime and blocks alot of the slits. raplace your thermostat, before you replace it run a full system radiator flush without the thermostat installed if doing all of that doesnt help, you can try the following mods. install lower temp fan switch wire in a manual fan switch install larger 6th gen radiators, make sure they are clean as well install the spal 5.5 in pusher fan, or install the reverse blade from an rc51 fan if all else fails, you can convert to a front mount radiator from a suzuki tl-1000r just an fyi make sure your body plastics are in good order in the front end to make sure air is directed over the radiators as designed.
  14. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    still not back on the road yet. I need to head to the store to pick up an o ring for the fan switch should be back on by this weekend.
  15. Fan switch oring

    Does any one know what size oring woukd work for the fan switch that i could buy locally? Honda part is 13.5 x 1.4. I am trying to not have to have something shipped.