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overheating

Postby trikist » Sat May 11, 2013 6:03 am



ok, hia again all............. the water in my expansion bottle boils away, theres no signs of water dripping from the weephole at the bottom of the waterpump housing..... so im wondering if my cooler fan is coming on or not?? how do i check??? or is it the water pump???
id be gratefull for any help on this as i dont want to replace the pump and find its not that.
because ive read that if it was the pump i would see drops of coolant. and i dont..
its honda goldwing gl1100 `1982`

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Re: overheating

Postby flash2002 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:08 am

It could be your rad cap isn't holding the pressure or the thermostat is not working.

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Re: overheating

Postby WA9FWT » Sat May 11, 2013 3:15 pm

trikist wrote:ok, hia again all............. the water in my expansion bottle boils away, theres no signs of water dripping from the weephole at the bottom of the waterpump housing..... so im wondering if my cooler fan is coming on or not?? how do i check??? or is it the water pump???
id be gratefull for any help on this as i dont want to replace the pump and find its not that.
because ive read that if it was the pump i would see drops of coolant. and i dont..
its honda goldwing gl1100 `1982`

cheers

I run a set up just about the same as yours. One way to tell if your cooling fan is working is run the engine get it hot and then shut off the ignition, every thing is quiet ,but you will hear the fan run for a very short time.It could be your thermostat too, replace it or take it out to check in a bucket of hot water. It will open at about 176-183F or 80-84 C. just make sure it opens all the way 5/16 in, or 8mm...Make sure the water is heated up to at least 203 F or 95 C, When was the last time the coolant was changed ? Should be changed every two years or 24,000 miles. Make sure you run 50/50 mixture coolant. Other things to check could be the temperature sender switch or fan control switch.
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Re: overheating

Postby trikist » Sun May 12, 2013 12:43 pm

well I think it is my fan because I rode good after work, about 5.5miles and it didn't come on at all.
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Re: overheating

Postby WA9FWT » Sun May 12, 2013 1:28 pm

Trikist, yes it could be your fan motor not working or is shot! But there is ways to test that out by getting power direct to the fan for a check. How ever I would do a search on how to do this and many have been in the same situation as you right now. I suggest you go to the top of this page and you will find a search box on the right hand side, Type in COOLING FAN you will find several articles on how to fix your problem...Good luck and let us know how you fixed it. :D

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Re: overheating

Postby SteveB123 » Sun May 12, 2013 3:02 pm

trikist wrote:well I think it is my fan because I rode good after work, about 5.5miles and it didn't come on at all.


What temps are visible on the gauge?

There a few reasons why the reserve tank level can drop, with the bike running at normal temps.
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Re: overheating

Postby trikist » Mon May 13, 2013 2:45 am

my temp gague wasnt even half way so too low for the fan.
ill try again and let it go higher
:D :)
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Re: overheating

Postby WA9FWT » Mon May 13, 2013 7:32 am

trikist wrote:my temp gague wasnt even half way so too low for the fan.
ill try again and let it go higher
:D :)


As long as you are having heating problems, you may want to check this out. Our Wing-Adm makes them and sells them. I installed one of his and I can tell you it worked great.

http://goldwingdocs.com/Store/Goldwing- ... ulator.asp

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Re: overheating

Postby SteveB123 » Mon May 13, 2013 7:40 am

trikist wrote:my temp gague wasnt even half way so too low for the fan.
ill try again and let it go higher
:D :)


OK, so you're NOT overheating, you're losing coolant, and not through a leak at the weep hole.

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Re: overheating

Postby trikist » Mon May 13, 2013 8:15 am

could that be why she Started smoking too?
but only on startup. couple me revs and all clear.no. more smokefan not coming on.
actually I forgot to say the other day I went out when I switched her off the water in the expansion bottled was boiling away.
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Re: overheating

Postby WA9FWT » Mon May 13, 2013 9:59 am

trikist wrote:could that be why she Started smoking too?
but only on startup. couple me revs and all clear.no. more smokefan not coming on.
actually I forgot to say the other day I went out when I switched her off the water in the expansion bottled was boiling away.

The smoking is normal, just so it stops in a couple of minutes . Don't worry about the little smoking they all do it
in those older bikes. And yes, you did mention that it was boiling. What was your reading on the temp gauge ?

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Re: overheating

Postby trikist » Mon May 13, 2013 10:41 am

this time it was almost on the red.
roughly two thirds of the way across.
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Re: overheating

Postby WA9FWT » Mon May 13, 2013 11:14 am

trikist wrote:this time it was almost on the red.
roughly two thirds of the way across.

So the gauge seems to be working !! This can read that just driving around slow, then if you get up to highway speed you should see it drop to at least 1/3. Just the air going through the radiator should keep it in check.

Better start checking a few things like that fan for one. Read all the articles on how to check the fan out for one thing.It just could be the thermostat is stuck closed ? Also check the radiator cap is tight. If you can get your hands on another cap just for testing, try that.

Read those articles on how to fix, and you will find the problem...good Luck :)

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Re: overheating

Postby trikist » Tue May 14, 2013 12:53 pm

lovly jubly I think I have sorted out my problem, I took the false tank off to have a good look and while I was there id do a systems flush. any way I found that the fan had come totally disconnected. why are they so furkin awkward?
so hopefully that's it.
anyway I wanna say brilliant advice from you all.

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Re: overheating

Postby WA9FWT » Tue May 14, 2013 5:11 pm

trikist wrote:lovly jubly I think I have sorted out my problem, I took the false tank off to have a good look and while I was there id do a systems flush. any way I found that the fan had come totally disconnected. why are they so furkin awkward?
so hopefully that's it.
anyway I wanna say brilliant advice from you all.

CHEERS YOU LOT.! :D :D


Glad you found the problem.Hope that is all what was causing the over heating.I was running at 70MPH today out on the highway for some time and I was watching my temp gauge as it came up.It stayed way down almost next to nothing. Then I ran around the city and watched it really increase, but still only about 1/3 of the scale showing.I stopped in the garage and listened to see if the fan even kicked in. It did not....All the while I was thinking about you.Of coarse are temp here was only about 63 F 17C Glad to hear your on your way to better riding :D :D
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