cooling on a 1982 gl1100i

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cooling on a 1982 gl1100i

Postby tulsadutch » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:57 am

Help! my 1982 gl1100i is running hot. During a checkup I noticed that my cooling resivor was empty, I filled it however I think it may have an air lock (bubble) in the radiator. I'm trying to figure out how to get to the radiator cap to depressurize the system but I can't figure out how to get to it. My service manual says to remove the seat and then the false gas tank first, however when looking at how to remove the gas tank it appears that I would also have to remove the fairing. Surely there is an easier way, Suggestions?

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Re: cooling on a 1982 gl1100i

Postby SteveB123 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:57 pm

Saddlebag lids (4 clasps) then seat (2 bolts), then fairing lowers (2 bolts, four screws) THEN false tank (four bolts).
Might as well change out the rad cap if you're going in anyway.
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Re: cooling on a 1982 gl1100i

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:12 am

Have a look at How to flush your cooling system, as it shows the whole procedure with pictures.

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