And now . . .. she is overheating.


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jbaljeu
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And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby jbaljeu » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:54 am



Needed to have the timing belts replaced for my1980 GL1100.
So got the belts, (Napa 250274), rad hose (7733) and
thermostat napa THM 101.

The local Honda dealer is doing the work but called today to say that
the bike is over heating and that an $ 80.00 thermostat switch
has to be ordered. They hooked the fan up directly and it works
but will not come on when the temp gauge goes into the red.

Over heating was never a problem and I'm not sold on their
diagnostics.

What might they have done wrong (if anything) or what to look for?



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scotterichmond
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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:30 am

Could just be trapped air. might need to be burpped. did they "test" the switch as per the manual?

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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:51 am

scotterichmond wrote:Could just be trapped air. might need to be burpped. did they "test" the switch as per the manual?


My bet is the the dealer doesn't even have a manual... :?
My experience with local dealers on anything older than the current 1800 is beyond their pay grade..
Parts replacers is what they mostly are ... not real diagnosticians and mechanics...

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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:09 am

yep, and if it wasn't broke before it went there in all reality it ain't broke now. and if the switch is bad. they are $70 for OEM at Cyclemax honda and easy to change. #11

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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:50 pm

The switch is 30 years old, replace it man.. :D You won't have any issues in the future with the new switch kicking on the fan at the correct temps, it should kick on before or around 3/4 on the gauge... you should be good for another 30 years.. :D

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moffat
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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby moffat » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:08 am

Ask the dealer if her remover the seat and tank to get at the radiator filler cap to fill the radiator before anything else. Some modern dealers do not know that this is rhe only way to fill the rad on Machines such as Interstate. Its a pain but a fact

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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby scotterichmond » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:33 am

accuallyIi get to the radiator fill cap by removing the air filter assembly, then it is right there

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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby moffat » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:42 am

Cannot do that on mine???

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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:57 am

moffat wrote:Cannot do that on mine???

Why not?

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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby moffat » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:57 am

Because I am a 6 feet 7 inch ex Rugby player with hands the size of meatplates!!!!!

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Re: And now . . .. she is overheating.

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:29 am

aaaahhhh haaaa :lol: :lol: :lol: funny stuff... :lol: Good answer....Meat plates ha ha Moffat you are a funny guy.... :lol:




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