1500 Classic - How Often Does Your Fan Run?
So I've noticed on my new-to-me '04 1500 Classic (carbed) that the radiator fan runs pretty frequently, and I'm wondering if it's normal. As an example, I took the bike for a quick ride tonight around the neighborhood. The ambient air temp was in the low 70's. The road leading back to my house in the 'burbs is one of those with stops signs spaced infuriatingly close together. By the time I get into 2nd or 3rd gear, I'm getting ready to slow down for the next stop sign. I would say I encounter about six such stop signs before I get to my driveway. And, as was the case tonight, I can hear the fan kick on, usually at the last stop sign, and again as I'm pulling into my driveway/garage. I get off the bike to open the garage door and the fan kicks on. A lot of the time the fan stays on for maybe 10 seconds after I turn the key off. The overtemp light has never come on, and no boilovers.
Just in case, I flushed the radiator and replaced the old coolant with new coolant. The problem (if it is a problem) remains.
So what say you Vulcan experts? Do I have a problem, or am I jumping at shadows?