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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2008, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Anyone tested the fan switch per Clymer's instructions?

I replaced the fan switch on my '01 today, but decided I should probably test the old one just in case I was getting paranoid. Tried boiling it per the Clymer's set-up, but all of the multimeter leads I have are plastic with just a couple of centimeters of metal at the end. I didn't rest the leads on the edge of the pan in the process, ergo I didn't watch to see if the resistance lowered to .5 ohms as the water began to boil (tho' the resistance did lower, so something's happening in there).

Has anybody tried this, just for the heckuva it? And is there some trick to making sure the leads stay in place for the requisite (per Clymer's) 3 minutes?

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you need to use alligator clip test lead jumper wires to make this test easier...and a non metallic boiler. this just makes the test easier...another way to test the witch is to leave it on the bike, test while the bike is cold....start the engine and let it idle until it reaches normal operating temps...while waiting for the engine to warm up continue to monitor your cooling fan switch.
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If you don't have the alligator clips, you could unbend a couple of paper clips, wrap them around the appropriate part on the switch and then wrap them around the probe ends. That way you won't have to worry about burning yourself. An old F-14 trick.

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If you don't have the alligator clips, you could unbend a couple of paper clips, wrap them around the appropriate part on the switch and then wrap them around the probe ends. That way you won't have to worry about burning yourself. An old F-14 trick.
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