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Old 03-02-2012, 09:08 AM
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I was down in New Mexico, and it was around the middle of May. It was never a problem until I had to stop and wait for a herd of cows with some bulls mixed in to move off the road and out of the way. Being several miles from town in the late afternoon, I didn't want to get too cocky with those bulls, so I would sit back and honk my horn with the engine running in case they came at me. That's when it tried to boil over a bit. But as soon as I started moving again it was no problem.

I'd say that if you're going to be riding at lower elevations, like Rampart, 717, Carnage, etc. you might think about it, especially if you're going to be doing slow, technical stuff, but if you're going to be doing high speed stuff, or more stuff at altitude like Taylor Park, etc. then it shouldn't be a worry. Just shut off your engine when you stop for a minute, and that helps keep things cool.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:19 AM
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Cool thanks for the response Matt. Yeah thinking mostly low speed will be up in the Rollins/Mammoth/Kingston area, or around Vail, and anything else is high speed around town. May just rock it with no fan for a while then.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:40 AM
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OTOH, knowing you you'll eventually add on anyway, just because you can. So go right ahead
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:03 PM
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I do not have a fan on mine. I had a little overheating when I was learning to ride, but haven't had a problem since. Computer fans seems to be a common fix as they are less expensive than KTM. That lower switch on the numberplate is for sure aftermarket. Can't help with that RC plug??

That pic of the pressure switch is right for the tail light. It could have a mechanical switch wired at the rear brake instead. Why bother with turn signals? If you do, just use led's and don't worry about the stator.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:05 PM
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i figured it out. the yellow wire is/was for the fan, along with the bottom switch on the headlight. hooked the wires back up now that switch turns on my led. will probably go without a fan until something happens to make me think i need one.

rode around town some today. definitely getting turn signals, was all i could do to find neutral and not die, arm signals was an added element i could do without.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:46 AM
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Go faster. Anytime you are struggling on a dirt bike, the right thing to do is give it more throttle.

Neutral is like the clitoris, with a little practice you'll be able to find it. Touch is lightly and you'll get the desired effect.
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