Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Eastern most Iowa
Welcome Frank! It takes a while for the cooling fan to come on. Depends on the outside temp and how hard your running it. If it overheats, the warning light in the cluster will come on. To test it in the garage, pull the engine cover, run it in neutral (or jack up the back end and run it in 2wd, they warm up faster with a load), run it at a fast idle and feel the coolant hoses and tubes as they warm up. After the T stat opens, you'll feel both the hoses get HOT. Then the fan should kick on. If it doesn't, check the fuse, connections ect. Could be the temp switch. But it takes a good 20 minutes-1/2 hour for mine to come on, sometimes. As far as the hard start, when they sit for a awhile, they drain the gas back to the tank. It takes a lot to get the fuel back to the carbs bowl with the mechanical pump. Turn the key, push the pedal to the floor once to set the electric choke. I have to actually pump the pedal a few times to get mine going, sometimes. I am thinking about adding a cheap electric pump to the fuel line, by the tank to prime the system for cold starts. There is also vent hose running from the carb to behind the seats, back by the baffles, I and a lot of other carb model owners have unhooked and plugged that hose. It helps them start better on hot restarts.
Good luck with her!
'09 650XT H1, 72" Eagle Plow, Warn 3500 Winch. Dyna CDI box, UNI filters, A/C V-bag and console, EPI lift kit, Highlifter springs, Scat ProCar suspension seats. Rick the Rockets A frame and shock bushings. 28x12X14 Raceline Bruisers on Vision rims, on all corners. Cowling heat vents. Factory heat and defrost. RD's custom alternator kit. XTZ hood scoop and front shocks. Monster shock covers, turn signals. OEM glass sport windshield, sliding rear window, and lights, lights and more lights!
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