1982 GL1100 Fan


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RuDogGL
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1982 GL1100 Fan

Post by RuDogGL » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:47 pm



How do you check if the Fan is working, I believe it is not working because the temp raise up and do not cool down unless I turn off the Bake?


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Re: 1982 GL1100 Fan

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:26 am

You can short the fan out - to see if it runs - then check the temp switch it may need to be replaced.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Fan

Post by RuDogGL » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:31 pm

Shorted the and it work just fine, so what should my next step the switch or senor and how do you get to those parts.
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Fan

Post by RuDogGL » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:33 pm

Aussie81Interstate, when reconnecting the Fan I did not like the way it was ran becuase it was really hard to reach the connector plug, so I ran it on the oppisite side of the Fan and it connected back together real easy. I had to remove the Radiator hose in order to reconnect the Fan plug, but as I said earlier it made the connection easy. I started the GL1100i back up and the temp shot up to the Red and I ignored it and kept working on the Carbs Sync and than the temp shot back down and after that the temp shot back up, than the Fan came on, Praise GOD.
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Fan

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:11 am

Where your wires connect to the fan - back track them and one will go to the temperature sensor. Once you establish where the sensor is you can remove it and test it in some boiling water - there will be instructions in the Service manual how to do this... just work slowly.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Fan

Post by Hoosier Jack » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:37 am

I'm kinda following along here and just want to make sure of what your problem is. I have attached this pic.





Number 11 is the thermostat switch assembly and I had one of these fail on my 82. Unfortunately when it did the bike got too hot and I ended up having to replace the head gaskets as they failed as well. I had a problem locating a new part and ended up bypassing the sensor altogether with a switch on the fairing. When the bike gets a little over halfway on the gauge I flip the switch. Never need to do that at highway speed.

It really sounds as though your sensor is dying as well and if I were you I would try to find a new one. You will probably have to remove the radiator to replace it and I would replace the thermostat at the same time,($7 at NAPA) look at the water pump as well. If it still has the plastic brown fan, look at it closely, and even if it looks okay I would change it. (35 years old) I know, I'm spending your money, but you don't want to worry about your pretty Gold Wing getting too hot. That is for the wife / girlfriend. Make sure the weep hole is clear as well.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Fan

Post by RuDogGL » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:08 pm

Aussie81Intertstate, I will work on checking the Sensor also following your instructions.

HJack, If the Sensor fails Aussie81Interstates process, than I will purchase a new. I will verify that the Thermostat, and Water pump are okay. I have a White fan and not brown, but thanks for the advice.


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