DCSportbikes.net  
» Help Support .NET!
DCSportbikes Premier Membership for 25$ per year. Discounts! Click here for full information.

Now available in the .NET Shop:



Get your DCSBN Gear!
» Shoutbox
Sorry, only registered users have the ability to use our real-time shoutbox to chat with other members.

Register now, it's free!
» Online Users: 472
1 members and 471 guests
CrazyMotorcycleGuy
Most users ever online was 4,519, September 2, 2015 at 03:26 AM.
Go Back   DCSportbikes.net > Sportbike Operation > Test and Tune

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
sv1000 Fan Failure
Unread
  (#1)
Ridin Dirty
 
Posts: 15
Join Date: August 5, 2008
Location: Alexandria
Unhappy sv1000 Fan Failure - August 30, 2008, 05:34 PM

We were out in DC today and my '03 sv1000 overheated - temp 230 degrees and climbing - causing it to stall out in the local road traffic. We pulled over and checked the fan. The fan didn't appear to be running.

On top of that, there was some light smoke coming from the fan area and the bike wouldn't turn on until it cooled down. Anyone run into this before with an sv? Have any suggestions? Recommendations on who to take it to for repairs?
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#2)
PewPew
 
NoVaGhost's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,858
Join Date: April 29, 2006
Location: A Boat
August 30, 2008, 05:45 PM

buy something besides suzuki? j/k

sounds like the thermostat took a and your fans didn't kick on to cool the anti-freeze. Buy a new thermostat and you're golden. Could also be a relay / fuse... Id bet on the thermostat though.


R.I.P. Eric "TheIrishGuy"

"Will you carry me down the aisle that final day
With your tears and cold hands shaking from the weight
When you lower me down beneath that sky of gray
Let the rain fall down and wash away your pain"


  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to NoVaGhost  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#3)
GDMFSOB
 
The Evil Twin's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,543
Join Date: June 22, 2008
Location: North PWC
August 30, 2008, 05:55 PM

Got a wiring diagram for your bike? Jump the stat out with some scrap wire at thge plug. Turn the bike on (no need to start). The fan(s) should come on. If they do, pull the stat out (stat for the fans, not radiator). Boil some water and put the stat in it, this will cause it to close. Give it 1 or two minutes. Pull it out and check it for continuity real quick with a Volt/ Ohm Meter. If it closes, the problem may be in the wiring.


#132 EX
Proudly representing: DC-MOTO, Amsoil, SHOEI, Woodcraft-CFM, MARRC

2015 MARRC Crash & Burn Award
2014 MARRC Sportsmanship Award
2013 MARRC Amateur of the Year
2012 MARRC Cornerworker of the Year
www.marrc.org

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillie View Post
Here is my anus! Deliver thy penis unto it!.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#4)
GET SOME ! ! !
 
Spyker's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,013
Join Date: September 7, 2007
Location: in transit...
August 30, 2008, 06:12 PM

just start with some simple things like coolant level check, thermostat, fuses, etc...


TPM/Roger Lyle/MARRC/NESBA #911

MARRC Cornerworker

2008 RAW Off-Road Desert Racing 58a Rider
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#5)
GP Champ
 
windblown's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,953
Join Date: June 17, 2006
Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA
August 30, 2008, 08:52 PM

Possible failure points: Fan - Thermostat - WaterTemp sensor - (relay?)

OPtions: 1) Buy a repair manual (first choice IMHO). 2) Run diagnostics as described below without manual (no guarenttees) 3) take to repair person of your choice.

You stated the bike only overheated in traffic so that pretty much rules out the thermostat.

You stated the fan did not come on. Check connectors at the fan and at the watertemp sensor switch which is attached to the thermostat cover housing, and relay (if one is part of the cicuit).

If problem not found then unplug fan from harness and apply 12v power directly to the fan to see if it runs. If not, fan is bad and needs to be replaced. If the fan runs then the problem is either the watertemp sensor itself or a relay within the circuit (if there is one)

Not to hard really. Actually really simple with a manual.

Edit to add: I did a quick looksee at the fiche on Ronayers and I don't see a fan relay in the circuit. But I might have missed it.

Last edited by windblown; August 30, 2008 at 09:10 PM..
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2002-2010 by DCSportbikes.net. DCSportbikes.net is owned by End of Time Studios, LLC.