ummm... overheating a bit air deflectors?


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ummm... overheating a bit air deflectors?

Postby urbanmadness » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:57 am



Well,

I have most of the overheating fixed on my bike. I changed the thermostat and fan switch, and that got rid of about 90% of the problem.

The bike only overheats now, when it's climbing hills in 95 degree weather at 65 mph indicated (which is more like 72mph, I found out after the ride being paced by a bike with GPS). As soon as I gain some altatude, and the air cooled by about 15 degrees the bike didn't have any problems.

The bike is an '82 Aspincade that was purchased for 500 bucks. The bike isn't puking coolant, and the oil is nice and clean, as is the coolant. I'm also not loosing coolant. The bike has also been "modified" by it's PO. It has a poorboy conversion and the right lower has been cut to accomidate the alternator.

Here is what I think it is. I read a blurb about air deflectors for the radiator. My bike doesn't have them. Do I need to find a set even tho the bike does have it's lowers or were they for the standards, ie naked bikes....

Still looking for the thread pitch etc, of the 19mm nut that goes on the threaded rod that goes thru the botton of the bike for the crash bars. The nut got lost at some point.



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Re: ummm... overheating a bit air deflectors?

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:19 pm

urbanmadness wrote:Still looking for the thread pitch etc, of the 19mm nut that goes on the threaded rod that goes thru the botton of the bike for the crash bars. The nut got lost at some point.


$0.53 at BikeBandit, so probably affordable at your local dealer.
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Re: ummm... overheating a bit air deflectors?

Postby urbanmadness » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:25 pm

I was gonna order it from Mcmastercarr.... (that was why I was asking for thread pitch etc.) All good, I'll try them. I wasn't going to go to the dealer for that, they'd probably tell me "Honda doesn't make that part anymore"... LOL

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Re: ummm... overheating a bit air deflectors?

Postby 82aspen » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:27 pm

what's the story with the rad?

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Re: ummm... overheating a bit air deflectors?

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:36 pm

urbanmadness wrote:I was gonna order it from Mcmastercarr.... (that was why I was asking for thread pitch etc.) All good, I'll try them. I wasn't going to go to the dealer for that, they'd probably tell me "Honda doesn't make that part anymore"... LOL


That's easy to figure out, the OEM parts listing on BikeBandit is accurate. If it's available there, it's available at your dealer.
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Re: ummm... overheating a bit air deflectors?

Postby urbanmadness » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:58 pm

I'll check them out. I've never even looked at thier site.

Thanks,

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Re: ummm... overheating a bit air deflectors?

Postby tumunga » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:47 pm

SteveB123 wrote:
urbanmadness wrote:Still looking for the thread pitch etc, of the 19mm nut that goes on the threaded rod that goes thru the botton of the bike for the crash bars. The nut got lost at some point.


$0.53 at BikeBandit, so probably affordable at your local dealer.


Pull the bolt in the parking lot of your local mom and pop hardware, take it in there, and find the nut that fits.


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