Hello to everybody here! I am new to this forum and kind of a new old rider. I grew up riding dirtbikes, stopped riding when I got a car and discovered boys (I shoulda stuck with the bikes, they'd have been a LOT less trouble) picked it up again in my 20's with a Honda XR175 then got busy with kids and school and just started riding again within the last couple of years. My other bike is a Suzuki DRZ125 which is a sweet little bike for the dirt but I began wanting a nice little commuter for the twisty wine country roads that I ride on my way to work. My boyfriend thought a KLR250 would be the perfect bike for me and kind of surprised me with this fun little project. So far we (and by that I really mean me and then taken off and done the right way by him, lol) have replaced the master cylinder (taken from a ninja 250 parts bike the boyfriend had laying around), a new ignition switch, we rebuilt the petcock, cleaned up the carburetor, put air in the tires, cleaned the gas tank and she's up and running! So far so good. Still have a lot to do before she is the reliable commuter, but she is definitely on her way!
Oh, and I am wondering when the radiator fan should kick in? I let her sit and idle today and get fairly warm and nothin'.. no fan. Is there a point where it starts up, and what would that point be? I haven't googled this yet so I apologize for asking people here first.
Oh, and please, please, please, go easy on me if I sound kinda like a dumb rookie- I am no mechanic