Alright, total noob here, had an RC before but not long enough to dicker with it.
What is a SPAL fan and how is the install (easy, hard, curse-your-mother hard?)
When I bought my baby on friday the first part of the ride was fine, made a couple stops, IKEA for 2 hours with the wife...but the 45 min ride home I saw my temps spike to 235-ish in traffic.
And the next morning it wouldn't start.
Turned the key, everything came on, fuel pump primed, hit the starter....nothing. It was making contact because the headlights went off. Anyway...long story short. After hours of tinkering and the glorious (albeit tedious) process of elimination, I followed the wires from the starter housing on the handlebar to behind the fairing (which I had to pull off for the first time in my life :O ) after some more investigation turns out the previous owner rigged the wire cluster around the fairing stay and the radiator fan rubbed right through the yellow/red with that is responsible for activating the starter motor. So...needless to say I believe that is why my temps were so high because the wire cluster was slowing the fan. However, after splicing and taping and zip tying that whole mess away from the fan, I notice my temps still float around 220. I'd like to see them cooler...
Sorry for the novel, just patting myself on the back for fixing it and not paying someone else to do it.
It gets really really hot here, in the summer, 100+ for weeks straight, and sometimes I have to sit in traffic.
I've been perusing the forum, and mostly what I've gathered is front mounts help mostly when moving (logical...makes sense) so changing the fans and adding a manual switch seems best for a preemptive strike against the sweltering heat that threatens my twig 'n' berries...
Sorry for the novel