Temperture Sensor


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twobeerbill
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Temperture Sensor

Postby twobeerbill » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:36 am



After much searching ,reading,and looking at parts and pictures I think I know how to replace this part. Can someone tell me that removal of carbs and intakes is the only way to get at this part? If this is the only way, I might have to live with it the way it is. Any help would be welcome. The thermostat works perfectly and fluids flow when it opens up.The problem is with the temp gauge it does not work at all. 1984 goldwing Interstate.



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Re: Temperture Sensor

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:28 am

I suppose it might be possible to get at it from the front - removing the radiator - but that requires removing the false tank, too. I think I would:

a) try to get to it without removing either, then when that failed in frustration, I would
b) try to see if I could get to it by removing the radiator, then as a last resort I would
c) remove the airbox and carbs and go in that way.

twobeerbill
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Re: Temperture Sensor

Postby twobeerbill » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:20 am

There`s a metal plate behind the rad no go there. My fears are becoming real now. I used to wrench on bikes 20 some yrs ago but I was hoping for a new way to do this. judging by the pics of the part I think tear down is only way.........This really sucks on a old man like me. Thanks let me know if anything new pops up

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Re: Temperture Sensor

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:21 am

I know I was faced with the same thing when I wanted to hook into my neutral switch. I have small enough hands I can wiggle them into some places (inside the fairing, for one), but there's no way I was going to manage that. I ended up tracing the wire up into the gauge cluster, and hooking into it there.

Pulling the carbs is really not all that hard - I was surprised how easy it was, when I did the throttle cables on my 1100. If you can get the air box up and off the top, all you have to do is unbolt the carbs from the intakes, and slide the whole carb assembly out the left side.

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Re: Temperture Sensor

Postby tricky » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:29 pm

Obviously I am a little late in replying, but you can remove the bulkhead plate by removing the two engine bolts, one on either side. It is a bit of a juggling act but it does come out.

You could test the gauge by grounding the the wire with a blue ID tube, which is found on a 6 pin connector with 4 wires in it on the left side of the frame under the dummy tank.
Disconnect the plug and ground the side that goes to the harness.




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