Or, upgrading my Ducati ST2
Shortly before the New Year, a couple things happened that made me think it was time to do some upgrades. First, ducati Designs announced they were stopping production of their headlight kit. Pricey, but it came highly recommended on every Ducati forum I'd ever seen. So I decided it would be my Christmas present to myself.
Second, I noticed my Radiator fan seemed to have stopped working, at a stop the temp shot past 200 degrees and I couldn't hear it working.
Third, I'd been thinking about adding heated grips.
A quick check of the fan motor revealed it was frozen, I could barely turn the blades by hand. A new one from Ducati only came with the motor, shroud, and blade as a unit, and cost $290. A search of Ebay found a couple for less than $80, so I bought one. While i was at it, i also purchased a kit from Desmo Times that included a new blade and a switch kit to manually turn it on.
Old plastic blade on left, new installed fan on right;
The first 2 bolts came out easily, but the top one was buried;
Might as well change the antifreeze while I'm at it.
i pulled the hose to the overfill tank to drain it first;
after it was empty, I noticed some sentiment still in it, so I removed it and flushed it;
Drain on the Water pump;
Drain on the front cylinder;
Both were soaked with Kroil before I started, then I heated the area around them with a heat gun. Came right off with little trouble.