1998 gl1500 runs hot


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1998 gl1500 runs hot

Postby edwardpurdie » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:26 am



bike was doing good. it was recommended that wiring fan motors to a toggle switch for manual operation would help in heavy traffic. bike over heated on first ride, also lost power and shut down. I was told there may be an air pocket. can anyone help. looking for bleeder hose for radiator



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Re: 1998 gl1500 runs hot

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:09 am

Did you change the coolant too?
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Re: 1998 gl1500 runs hot

Postby edwardpurdie » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:16 am

DID NOT REPLACE COOLANT ADDED TO IT.

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Re: 1998 gl1500 runs hot

Postby edwardpurdie » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:19 am

WHEN IT OVER HEATS, IT ACTS LIKE IT IS UP CHUCKING....

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Re: 1998 gl1500 runs hot

Postby edwardpurdie » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:22 am

SHOULD I DRAIN AND REPLACE

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Re: 1998 gl1500 runs hot

Postby bustedwing » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:19 am

First, the thermostat is notorious for failure. To test, take the radiator cap off, start the engine, let it warm up keeping an eye on the level. As it warms up the air will work out and the coolant will start expanding. If the level drops add a little, if it expands put the cap on and let it warm up until the thermostat opens, which you can feel the top hose getting hot. Also the expansion tank should be full when you start. Continue warming the engine until the fans kick in or watching the gauge it starts overheating. By then you should know if the thermostat did or didn't open and if the fans did or didn't turn on. Hope this helps, good luck.
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Re: 1998 gl1500 runs hot

Postby edwardpurdie » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:48 am

Drained from bottom hose, not much coolant. Waterpump working, coolant reservetank full. Add coolant to radiator. Right fan working, left fan and temp guage not.

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Re: 1998 gl1500 runs hot

Postby edwardpurdie » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:10 am

After replacing all fuses to original fuse Requirements, no lights? Please somebody help I want to ride this weekend.

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Re: 1998 gl1500 runs hot

Postby bustedwing » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:23 pm

With one fan working you know the circuit is ok , but one fan bad. You can take the wires for that fan and jump it direct to 12 volts to make sure it's not working. If it don't then you need a new one. And for some reason your temperature gauge is not working either. Is that the only gauge that is inop? If not there is a voltage regulator for the dash that tends to act up and on this site a guy sells regulators, just go to the search section for your model of bike and you can find it there. Good luck


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