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problem #1 - the new carbon fiber intake had an area pushed in for the fan to fit, however it was not large enough...the fan could not kick on and the bike hit 270* before i caught this...should i drain the coolant and add fresh stuff? any risk of damage at that temp?

problem #2 - the ek chain i pressed on the rivet with the rk chain tool i used the large screw in bolt on one side and the little fitting on the other that has a circular shape to hold the rivet in place...then i did each rivet at a time, did i do it right? i will attach pictures of what i mean. i was thinking i needed something yet to flare out the other piece of the rivet.

problem #3 - i took two links out of the chain because it seemed that would be the best fitment but now it seems awful close to the hugger (the back tire) since i went 190/55. how much will the chain stretch the first few times i ride it? should i add a link? also, see pictures below please.
 

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problem #1 - the new carbon fiber intake had an area pushed in for the fan to fit, however it was not large enough...the fan could not kick on and the bike hit 270* before i caught this...should i drain the coolant and add fresh stuff? any risk of damage at that temp?

Did it spew coolant out or jus hit 270? how long did it stay at 270? If it jus hit 270 and you shut it off and let it cool you should be ok id think. If it was pukin coolant out id check the coolant level/and or just change it out...cheap insurance. Make sure the fan will clear the intake as you mentioned, and check that the fan itself isnt burned up if it was trying to kick on and was hung up.

problem #2 - the ek chain i pressed on the rivet with the rk chain tool i used the large screw in bolt on one side and the little fitting on the other that has a circular shape to hold the rivet in place...then i did each rivet at a time, did i do it right? i will attach pictures of what i mean. i was thinking i needed something yet to flare out the other piece of the rivet.

Not too sure, but it looks like the rivet should be flared a little more..im open to corrections on this one.

problem #3 - i took two links out of the chain because it seemed that would be the best fitment but now it seems awful close to the hugger (the back tire) since i went 190/55. how much will the chain stretch the first few times i ride it? should i add a link? also, see pictures below please.
Your chain looks wayyy too tight!!! you need like 1 to 1 1/2 inches of slack in that bad boy. Are you all the way forward on the adjusters? If not id loosen it up some. As far as adding links, again im not sure if thats safe or not...personally id like to know that as well
 

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the chain has 1/2" of slack in each direction, should it be 1 1/4" total slack or in each direction, i thought total slack. in which case there is about 1" total slack at the moment. the picture may be deceiving. i will try to loosen some but it is hitting the hugger then. i was told it would really stretch out the first time i take it out so thats why i put it on the tighter side, any truth to this?

also, the coolant did not spew out anywhere that i can find. i shut it off immediately when i realized it. i was distracted or i wish i had noticed earlier the fan wasnt running. the fan still seems to run because when i lifted the intake off of it it kicked on
 

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As far as I know, overheating shouldn't damage the coolant. The only problem would be if the pressure got too high and you got a leak somewhere - in that case you should be able to just top it off, but it doesn't even sound like you had any leaks.
 

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First you press side plate of the link into place with the press plate then you flare the rivet one at a time. There should be a die that has a little dimple on it that is the one to flare the rivet. I'll post a pic of what I'm talking about
 

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You what to make sure you flare the rivet the proper amount it should tell you what that is somewhere in the info that came with the chain.
 

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Wow... That was a fast picture
 

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thanks for the pics, i was able to find the piece you showed and flare the rivet a bit.

as for the fan, i swapped back to the stock intake and started it but the fan was running immediately. should it be running at 130ish already? and i thought i remembered it having a higher speed when it reached 215+ but it didnt kick it i let it go up to 233 before i shut it off...how do i check if my fan is messed up now?

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Had a clearance problem with my atech I ended up filing down the outside lips of the fan a little and bending the fan mounting bracket a little, problem solved. Just be careful if you bend the bracket you don't over do it or the fan will end up toughing the radiator there's not much clearance there to begin with. As far as when the fan kicks on I think it's around 220 but it will also turn on at lower temps, something to do with how fast the engine temp is rising. There was some thing posted about that at some point but I'm to lazy to search for it
 

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i tried to search for a fan speed thread as well and there was just so much useless stuff to go through i gave up, ended up starting it again and the fan stayed off til 190 then it fluttered on/off til about 215 then it kicked in big time and brought it back down to 210ish...so im going to just keep my fingers crossed it is ok from now on and ill keep an eye on it. thanks for all the help today everybody...im so tired of being in the garage taking plastics on and off i just want to get outside and ride it, its sunny and 66 still!
 
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