1990 overheating


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jdavidsmit
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Location: Viola, TN
Motorcycle: 1990 GL1500 Goldwing
first "bike" 1963 mini bike with 3.5HP B&S motor.
2nd 1966 Honda 50
3rd 1967 Honda 90
4th 1970 125
5th 1987 GL1100

1990 overheating

Postby jdavidsmit » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:09 am



On the way home after a ride, i was sitting at a red light and noticed my temp guage slowley creep up. from one light to the next it would stablelize or go down some and then at the next light creep up again. i stopped and checked the coolent level in the resevor and it was fine. on the open road no problem. could my thermostat be sticking? i live in north Florida and ride year round, and this is the first time this has happen, the air temp was in the high 70s.

thanks in advance


David

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bayoudave
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Re: 1990 overheating

Postby bayoudave » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:32 am

I think you have fan issues. When you are stopped the fans have to kick in to cool the bike. When you ride you don't need the fans (usually at 20 mph or better). Easy to check. When you stop and the temp starts to creep up listen and see if you hear the fans. If not then you have a fan problem. Had the problem on my 92 a few years back.
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jdavidsmit
Posts: 70
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:40 am
Location: Viola, TN
Motorcycle: 1990 GL1500 Goldwing
first "bike" 1963 mini bike with 3.5HP B&S motor.
2nd 1966 Honda 50
3rd 1967 Honda 90
4th 1970 125
5th 1987 GL1100

Re: 1990 overheating

Postby jdavidsmit » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:11 pm

Thanks for the help i never thought about the fans, i will check them out tomorrow, and let you know.
David

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Dusty Boots
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Motorcycle: 1992 GL1500Aspencade

Re: 1990 overheating

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:16 pm

You don't indicate how far up the gauge your needle got(?)

Your fans won't kick in until your needles hits approx 2/3rds up the gauge or a little better, but defiantly be on by the time the needle climbs to the 3/4 mark.

In those temps, it's normal for the needle to rise a bit in slow/stop n go traffic conditions and then cool off once underway again. ;)


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