Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Model: 1987 GL1200 Interstate 290,000 miles
Okay, I'll step in. We know hot here. The cold water that comes out of our faucets is hotter than your average summer temps. That is a fact. So...
...the truth is, when riding my '87 GL1200, in summer, in traffic, I can't tell if the fan comes on. There may be a difference with the sixes, with their dual radiators, but I don't have any real knowledge of them. But, when it's 105 + and you're sitting in traffic, the asphalt under you tires is supplying plenty of heat and the sun bakes you from the other side.
Having a motor that's running over 200° between your legs surely makes things worse, no matter what brand you're riding. But, I really don't think the fan makes it that much hotter.
Now, if you feel my lack of comradery (that's Webster's spelling) is offensive, well...
Why ain't we ridin'?