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Old 05-25-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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i bought a 2000 triumph daytona 955i for my dad come back from iraq and i was rideing other day engine light came on hooke up to dignostics and it say fan short circuit to battery/over temp and its over heating hes comeing back saturday i really need help
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:03 AM   #2
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Replace the bad parts.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:21 AM   #3
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QR711,

I've not seen that failure, so I'm not much help.

However, I'd recommend you go to the Daytona forum at Triumphrat.net (Daytona Deliberations - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums) and ask about it there.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:59 AM   #4
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Replace the bad parts.
This really is about the only advice we can give by remote controll.

Since you are in a hurry to get it fixed AND you don't seem to know much about how it works.........

It would appear that your only option at this point would be to find a shop to fix it. The total circuit consists only of the fan, a thermo-switch and a few wires.......and maybe the thermostat.
Getting a shop to fix it should be fairly quick and inexpensive, regardless of what the problem is.

It could just be low on coolant or the radiator might be plugged up.
You (or somebody else) really should check that first.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:02 AM   #5
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The diags are telling you that:

It may be overheating because the fan isn't coming on at low speed or when stopped like it should. Does it have coolant? Does the overflow bottle fill and drain like it should as it heats and cools?

If the radiator fan has a short circuit, you can find it and fix it. Get in there and see if the wires are in place, the connections are good, etc. When it's warmed up and sitting still, the fan should come on. If it doesn't, pull the connectors and use a meter to check voltage. If there's voltage, replace the fan. If not, find the fuse/circuit breaker and fix them.
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Guys, the real kicker is that the fan is located where you almost have to take the bike apart to get to it.

And without the wiring diagram, it's very difficult to tell where (and which) part of the harness goes to the fan.

All that; your advice is golden. I'm hoping the Daytona forum might have specific info for that bike.

Y'know, something like "Look in the left side at the fan enclosure and see if something is living in there, jamming the fan." Although that wouldn't throw a 'short circuit' fault.

Assuming the code he pulled is actually indicating the fault he thinks it does. It may be different between brands.
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Guys, the real kicker is that the fan is located where you almost have to take the bike apart to get to it.

Well there you go. On my bike the fan is right there with it's ass hanging out.

You can check for voltage without a wiring diagram. Hell maybe it's just a blown fuse.
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Hell maybe it's just a blown fuse.
Good catch.
Point being that the description of the code might be incomplete and/or misleading.
Only a person with some experience with the codes and the specific bike would know that.
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QR711, here you go: Cooling fan not working - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums

It could be a couple things. Read the whole thread. Hopefully it's as simple as a stuck/obstucted fan or maybe a warped fan blade.
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