Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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- Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:27 pm
- Location: pennsauken, NJ
- Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200I Interstate
I bought my 87 Interstate 4 months ago and moved to Tucson. I flushed and changed the fluids including the coolant. It's still runs hot and almost runs in the red zone. What can I do?
Is your cooling fan coming on? I just bought an 87 as wall in May and found pretty quick the thermoswitch was not working. Followed a tip I read and installed a toggle switch so I can turn it on when needed. I'll be replacing the thermoswitch in my long Alaska winter.
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- Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:45 pm
- Location: Metairie, LA
- Motorcycle: 1979 GL1000
I would check the before mentioned solutions first as they are the most likely but if you bought the bike used the previous owner might have played with the jets to lean the bike out a bit. This would make the bike run a bit hot and if is getting out of tune and leaning up further then hot would be the word of the day. Just a thought if the other solutions don't pan out. Good luck.
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- Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
- Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500SE
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You changed the coolant. HAs the cooling system been "burped". I've seen it before where air in the cooling system causes overheating.
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