You ask, we answer - How do you remove a cooling fan from a CX500?

Posted: 23 Jun 2013

Paul Dare recently got in touch with us via Facebook to ask how he could remove the cooling fan from his Honda CX500. We got in touch with an expert in the area who has provided his advice.

Paul says:

“How do you get the cooling fan off a cx 500?”

Our answer:

Sounds like you are stuck on how it appears to be welded in place. It isn’t. You require a special puller that threads into the inside of the hub and forces against the shaft to pop the fan off. The proper puller tool can be bought cheap enough off ebay. But you could try an M14x1.5 bolt. Some people reckon using the front wheel spindle does the job but many others say you shouldn’t use it because the spindle’s threaded end has a slight taper at the start and won’t mate with the threads inside the fan hub, causing it to rip clear. Make sure you tighten the fan in place with a torque wrench set to the correct setting – it’ll crack otherwise. Videos to help can be found on YouTube. Type in: CX500 fan removal.

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