Thermostats and RaD Hoses


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Thermostats and RaD Hoses

Postby ErnieB » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:19 am



I was sold a 'Duralast Thermostat # 15868" as a replacement thermostat for my 87 Gl1200i. It was cheap at 6 bucks.

Honda is 45 bucks. I'm a little nervous about using it. Any comment or experience would be appreciated.

Also, is it a no-no to pull the outer cap of the water pump to better remove the lower radiator hose?


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Re: Thermostats and RaD Hoses

Postby ErnieB » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:24 am

OOps. I meant Thermostat not pump.
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Re: Thermostats and RaD Hoses

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:37 pm

Without knowing at what temperatures the thermostat opens and closes, it's hard to tell if it will perform like the original Honda unit.

You can pull that cap off the water pump, but if the gasket is damaged while doing so (and if it's more than a couple years old, it likely will be), you'll have to replace it. I know it's difficult to get that hose up off of there, but it can be done with the cap in place.

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Re: Thermostats and RaD Hoses

Postby ErnieB » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:37 pm

One would probably have to buy a complete 40 dollar gasket set to get that one gasket.
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