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KCMike
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Postby KCMike » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:50 pm



I bought a 1995 GL Interstate in 1997. I only have 36000 miles on it . I keep it running. I went out in garage last week to start it and circulate fluids, etc. It overheated aand boiled gas. Wish me luck and/or point me in the right direction. Thanks!



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Sidcar
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Postby Sidcar » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:21 pm

Don't panic yet check the thermostat it may have stuck shut. Was it misfiring when/before it boiled up? Remove spark plugs and check for coolant on one or more of them. Is there coolant in the oil/oil in the coolant.

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Postby KCMike » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:18 am

I'm not sure I've ever seen my fans blow air. Never took it that hot before. I noticed when cruising slowly in 'hoods that the temp gauge always read real hi, so I'd get nervous and move out. I'm suspecting, from my readings on forums back in the 90's that this is a chronic problem for these machines. A relay switch fault or something. Some guys were wiring them "on" 100% of the time whenever the machine was operating. That sounds reasonable to me. Thanks for your input and here's hoping I have not blown a gasket, getting coolant /oil mixed. My son is a fireman/paramedic, full time, 24 hour shifts. He subsequently works only 8 days per month on KCFD. He has got an old motorcycle mechanic who can't quit working on bikes and now works out of his garage to "sponsor/mentor" him in the trade on my sons days off. He's learning a lot and hopes to be able to make a living doing it when the KCFD gets to be too much. But I was hoping using the Manual that I could figure it out and maybe do it myself. Of course having you and others to talk with is also a great help. Thanks again, Sid. Yeah! I'm very proud of my son and fortunate that he likes bikes too. He seems to be living the dreams I had.

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Re: Newby

Postby bustedwing » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:55 am

The fans are hard to hear but if it is overheating since sitting a few years,probably a combination of thermostat and fans not working. Change the thermostat, check fan switches, if you had any missfire or mixture of oil and coolant do a compression test. As long as you did not let it keep running it should not have done any damage to an engine that is basically new.
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Re: Newby

Postby wally » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:15 am

Mine was running hot and changing the thermostat did the trick. It wouldn't hurt to check the fuse to make sure you are getting power to the fan.

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Postby newday777 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:38 am

The fans should come on @ 3/4 up gauge and cycle off @ 1/2-5/8 gauge.

Have you checked the coolant level in the radiator? If low in radiator the fans won't come on.

Always put a fan in front of the bike if you are going to idle it long, and do not leave it, watch the temp gauge!
I know of one guy that left his running @ 2 hrs and came out to find it a crispy critter.




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