Overheating 82 Aspencade.


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Overheating 82 Aspencade.

Postby flash60fng » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:24 pm



Hi folks,
Just purchased a 82 Aspencade that has 87,000 miles. PO said the thermostat was changed and the radiator flushed. The bike is now heating according the the temp gauge. Took radiator out and thermostat. Thermostat says 82 degrees C, NTCL. The antifreeze looked very fresh with no crud. Took thermostat and put it in water on the stove and it started opening around 175 degrees with full open as the temp progressed higher. Any ideas that I could do too get my temp down? Thanks for all your help!



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Re: Overheating 82 Aspencade.

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:24 pm

where on the temp guage is it reading? mine runs right in the middle of the E in TEMP.Just a little over half way the fan comes on.
does your fan come on? Have you checked the water pump impellor?
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Re: Overheating 82 Aspencade.

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:49 am

Is your fuel gauge also reading high at the same time?

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Re: Overheating 82 Aspencade.

Postby flash60fng » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:30 am

Thanks for the reply's. The temp gauge reads very high like close to hot and sometimes in the red zone, the fan is on because the PO put a manual switch on the fan instead of repairing the auto turn on switch, and the fuel gauge reads more to the full level even though I know I am below a quarter of a tank. Thanks again for all you help!!

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Re: Overheating 82 Aspencade.

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:02 am

Sounds like you might need a regulator. Check this out: 7 Volt Regulator

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Re: Overheating 82 Aspencade.

Postby flash60fng » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:07 pm

Thanks WingAdmin, The link explains exactly my problem. Will order the repairs. I appreciate everyone's time and consideration to help me on this site. You are the best!




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