Engine fans??????

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by 2sharp, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. 2sharp

    2sharp Member

    Ive seen some places selling engine fans that bolt on to the side of my bike. I dont think I have ever seen any actually on a bike. Are they new to scene, do they actually do anything or will I be lighting my pesos on fire?
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

    Smitty would be the one to ask about that,I believe he bought one and it shorted out and caught fire.Also there have been posts about the mounts breaking
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Not only your pesos but maybe your bike too. Ask Smitty as the others said.:D
  4. Jim B.

    Jim B. Junior Member

    Harley Davidson and Lenale Engineering both make fans that mount on the left side of the engine and blow air from the left side across the heads. Such fans are usually recommended for bikes that are involved in parade duties. The HD version is larger in diameter than the Lenale version and looks more like a fan than the Lenale version.

    I've had the Lenale version for several months. It was easy to install since it plugs into the accessory plug under the seat of my 09 Road Glide. It is hard to say if it makes any difference but I'm a little paranoid about overheating since I come from the water-cooled world. I usually turn on the fan when I'm stopped or moving slowly in heavy traffic. I haven't checked the oil temperature before and after turning it on. Several of my fellow riders made fun of the fan but all wanted to know where I got it after we were stopped in heavy traffic and they began to worry about their oil temperature.

    I know that Smitty had trouble with his Lenale - I think it shorted out and caught fire. I haven't had any trouble with mine but I always keep an eye on it. Between the fan and the oil cooler and full synthetic oil, I've done all I can to keep the oil temperature as low as possible. if nothing else, it gave me some peace of mind on my trip to Sturgis this year when I rode through slow traffic in Las Vegas when it was 112 degrees.