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  1. Thread: RS Fan

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    I let it idle in the garage today and build up...

    I let it idle in the garage today and build up heat .... at 6 bars, the fan came to life. Still surprising that it climbs that far on the gauge, but I guess that is normal. I will keep watch on it...
  2. Thread: RS Fan

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    Buttoned it back up and will be watching for a...

    Buttoned it back up and will be watching for a fan to come on at 5. Thanks for the help everyone.
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    Was able to install LED fog/running lights in my...

    Was able to install LED fog/running lights in my RS. Nice improvement. Previous owner had upgraded the headlights to high/low LED's. I upgraded fog and fender tips ... and now the front of the...
  4. Thread: RS Fan

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    ECM via a temp sensor on engine head/block? ...

    ECM via a temp sensor on engine head/block? Where is the sending unit for heat that supplies the signal to kick it on? I can check there too. Also, if there was a problem with the sensor ......
  5. Thread: RS Fan

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    Thanks for the heads up on how far up the temp...

    Thanks for the heads up on how far up the temp gauge before any fan. I'll watch it. It just felt warmer than usual. Normally, sitting, it is mainly heat coming from the brake side. Saturday, it...
  6. Thread: RS Fan

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    Placed a jumper between b10 and c12 and it forces...

    Placed a jumper between b10 and c12 and it forces the fan to run. The next step it says is to replace relay... but using a different relay out of the fuse block (swapping) does not cause the fan to...
  7. Thread: RS Fan

    by WisconsinDavid
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    I was able to put the meter on it before I have...

    I was able to put the meter on it before I have to scoot and nothing was coming through at the plug... bad wire or plug or....
  8. Thread: RS Fan

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    Thanks... I'll go further tomorrow... today has...

    Thanks... I'll go further tomorrow... today has some other stuff to accomplish ;) Thanks for the help... so far so good.
  9. Thread: RS Fan

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    Was able to get the fan to spin up with power...

    Was able to get the fan to spin up with power from my 12v battery charger. I replaced the 15amp fuse in case it only looked good. Swapped a known working relay in. The fan plug seats well in its...
  10. Thread: RS Fan

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    Ok.. i'll try that next. Thanks for the help. ...

    Ok.. i'll try that next. Thanks for the help. Hope it is just a fan to replace and hope I don't have a lot to tear apart to get at it. Grrrrrrr.
  11. Thread: RS Fan

    by WisconsinDavid
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    Swapped relays ... no go. Runs up to five bars...

    Swapped relays ... no go. Runs up to five bars and shut it off to not get it too hot. Maybe a dead fan?
  12. Thread: RS Fan

    by WisconsinDavid
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    RS Fan

    Anyone encounter issues with the radiator fan? Mine has 8k on the clock and had the skins off to install some new lights. It had run warmer than usual Saturday on a ride with my wife. The temp...
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    I carry, but hope I never ever have to use the...

    I carry, but hope I never ever have to use the gun. I think most of us who carry are of that same mindset. Evil will always be around us. That is just the way of this world. If the situation...
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    That sounds like a good plan... don't want to...

    That sounds like a good plan... don't want to replace a radiator for sure! Thanks for the heads up!!
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    2010 RS Coolant Change

    Getting ready to do some service on the Spyder. This will be my first time doing coolant service since I purchased it used. Any tips, tricks, caveats on the 998 coolant system? Thanks. Also,...
  16. Thread: Deer

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    Here in WI, they are always in groups or 2 or...

    Here in WI, they are always in groups or 2 or more... except during the rut, when bucks are moving and looking for girlfriends (and won't tolerate other bucks). In summer, the bucks tend to herd up...
  17. Prayers for healing from WI.

    Prayers for healing from WI.
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    I was being facetious about actually shooting......

    I was being facetious about actually shooting... it could cause trouble if you do and are identified. However, the threat of that might make the law enforcement people take note that there is a real...
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    Tell the police (or animal control)... "I'm going...

    Tell the police (or animal control)... "I'm going to shoot that dog if it comes at me again." See if that gets them to do something about it. If not... um... shoot it :) Or, maybe not. Sorry for...
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    I agree, Mike, the best thing is to ride...

    I agree, Mike, the best thing is to ride defensively. Its worth more than anything else on a bike. I ride like I have a big neon, flashing target on me. Still, I am more aware than I used to be of...
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    RS Fog Lights

    My headlights were already upgraded to LED prior to purchase. I just changed the fender front marker lights to LED and the difference is awesome. Now the fog lights look yellow and dull. If they...
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    So far... so good for me. I went through Ontario...

    So far... so good for me. I went through Ontario Canada on a 2500 mile trip in early summer and experienced no problems with the spyder. Like someone said, stuff happens, no matter what you ride. ...
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    I bought my Vredestein's from Tire Rack. I...

    I bought my Vredestein's from Tire Rack. I ordered the rear tire first. A second order for the two fronts. I just searched the site for tire size and picked. Shipped without any questions.
  24. Broken tibia and ankle last June... didn't ride...

    Broken tibia and ankle last June... didn't ride the rest of the summer (except the lawn tractor). Winter kept me in the four wheeled cage. Back to riding normally this spring. Manual 2010 RS......
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    Sometimes a crackle sound can come if the boom if...

    Sometimes a crackle sound can come if the boom if rubbing against the helmet or lips... needs to be placed clear of touching things. That might be what's happening. Just a thought.
  26. Wow... and I'm just ticked about the safety...

    Wow... and I'm just ticked about the safety message to clear! Amazing you figured out BRP's "new" starting procedure. You didn't say though if it only worked during full moons, when wearing a blue...
  27. Broke the top of my tibia and my ankle a year ago...

    Broke the top of my tibia and my ankle a year ago after being cut off in Deadwood and going down. The Harley Ultra that fell on them, was a bit stronger than my left leg/ankle. That was the story...
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    Plate has just a few bolts and drops... I took...

    Plate has just a few bolts and drops... I took mine off on both sides to let more air breath to help with heat. (If that is what you are referring to) They are splash guards... some keep them on...
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    Ditto... 4th year with same battery and no loss...

    Ditto... 4th year with same battery and no loss of efficiency. And... when it happens, there are videos that will help me replace a battery (if I want to or want to move on at that point to...
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    My wife and I have the older Sena SMH 10 units. ...

    My wife and I have the older Sena SMH 10 units. They work great for talking along the way. Also, I can turn her off (and she me)! :) The Sena's allow us to stream bluetooth music if wanted and...
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