Faced with imminent failure, a lack of parts and dealerships many miles away, many of us have gone the route of installing an after market fan to avoid possible weeks of down time.
I did mine last night, took about 50 mins from start to finish. For those that are considering it, and perhaps are a little "mechanically challenged", here is a step by step guide. Hope this helps.
Fan : Spal 30103011 5.2" puller fan. I purchased mine from here. Took 48 hours to arrive.
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Tools needed: 8mm, 10mm sockets and ratchet. 10mm wrench. Pliers. wire cutters/crimpers. Dremmel and cut off wheel. Heat shrink butt connectors. Funnel. Drain pan. Engine Ice.
Remove the belly pan and undo coolant drain bolt (8mm)
Remove radiator cap and using pliers, loosen hose clamps and pull off hoses. (1 upper, 1 lower and 1 from reservoir.
Unplug white power lead. (Turn bars all the way to the right)
Unbolt 4 10mm mounting bolts and carefully remove radiator
Remove 3 10mm nuts securing fan to radiator and remove fan. Offer up new fan and note which tab needs to be trimmed. (Upper right)
Using a Dremmel and cut off wheel, trim around 1/4" off the tab (be careful)
Mount the new fan, using BLUE Locktite.
Cut off the plugs from each fan. I left some extra length to make it easier to plug it back in. Then, using heatshrink butt connectors, attach OEM plug to new fan. Make sure you seal them well, remember where this wiring is located.
Re-instal fan and reconnect hoses and plug in the wiring.
If at this time, you are going to switch to Engine Ice, follow my guide in the Engine Ice thread (too lazy to re type it). If you are putting coolant back in, just make sure you remove the bleeder screw on the top left corner of the radiator and re-fill system. Run the bike and check for leaks, top off the reservoir. Wait for the fan to kick in to check your wiring.
As I did when I put EI in, I checked the temps with my I/R heat gun.
Fan still kicks in at around 200, but now, instead of running for minutes, it brought the temperature down 20 degrees in less than 30 seconds. Much quieter too.
This is not a difficult job and I can recommend doing it. For those of you concerned about this voiding any warranty, I suggest you take a minute and read this link.
Hope this helps..Time to ride .