1978 Goldwing gl1000 problem


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1978 Goldwing gl1000 problem

Postby Warped » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:51 pm



In my owner repair manual i can not locate anywere to replace the Coolant hose runningdown my bike. I was changing the oil when i noticed a broken dangling hose i looked it up in my manual and it says its the coolant hose but i cant find on the bike were it connects too. Its connected on the left side of coolant tank and it says the hose connecting straight to the radiator is the breathing hose. Any help on were the other side of this hose connects to would be a great help.



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Re: 1978 Goldwing gl1000 problem

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:12 pm

There are two hoses connecting to the coolant reservoir.

The first one is the coolant overflow. It connects to the radiator filler neck, just below the filler cap. When the coolant gets hot and expands in the engine, and the pressure grows higher than the filler cap will allow, it is pushed up this hose into the coolant reservoir, where it is stored. When there is not enough coolant in the engine, it will suck it from the reservoir into the filler neck.

The second hose is the coolant reservoir overflow. It is the "just in case" hose - if the coolant reservoir gets overfull, it just takes the excess coolant and dumps it overboard. So the place you found it - just hanging, connected to nothing - is the correct place for it to be.

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Re: 1978 Goldwing gl1000 problem

Postby Warped » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:12 am

Oh ok. I just purchased the bike and it had been sitting for sometime and elements have had some wear on it so wasnt sure. thx for the feedback.


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