radiator fan upgrade

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  1. Oct 18, 2019 #1

    g2501

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    Hi everybody,
    I was thinking about a fan upgrade and a manual switch to better cool the engine.
    The only supplier of aluminium fan blade for the 1gen v-max seems to be Muzzys Fan # HT-H5
    Unfortunately I cannot find this fan at a decent price and the official Muzzys website has no reference for the radiator fan anymore.

    Living in Italy I've also the big issue of shipment and fees, so even if I find it somewhere in the US or in japan the price will be too high.
    I've read other posts about an upgrade of the radiator fan , so I was thinking about purchasing an aftermarket fan made here in Italy .
    My doubts are on the right size to choose and eventually on the blades shapes.
    I'm looking for something that will fit in the original bracket without issues , and eventually even a new brushless motor with more RPM that can be used to maximize this mod.

    Did someone knows the maximum size that can be used ? should I swap even the brushless motor? if yes what should I search?
     
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    Just do the switch if you feel you need it. The aluminum fan blade was/is not an improvement over stock.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2019 #3

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    The aluminum fan moves LESS air
     
  4. Oct 20, 2019 #4

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    Hi Sean, in your knowledge do you think that it is related to the blade design? or it's for the weight?
    I've read some thread on this forum with an oversized fan ( 8" if I don't remember wrong ) that achieved good results
    To be honest, it was a "custom" fan , so as I wrote it is something that should be made with fan used for something else.
    Of course the main issue will be the size and the custom brackets, but if I find a large thin blade with a good motor , maybe with a faster spin rate, do you hink that this can benefit the engine in traffic trips on hot summer days?
     
  5. Oct 21, 2019 #5

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    I am not sure and never bothered really doing research into why the aluminum fan wasn't as good. It's not very heavy (and neither is stock). Most worry about a problem that doesn't exist.
     
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