Overheating on GL1800 07


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Overheating on GL1800 07

Postby csctriker » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:33 pm



I have had on two occasions where my 1800 has gone to the red line while driving in heavy traffic at just over 30 miles per hour. The temp. was in the high 90's and the fan would only come on below 30. Is this normal or is there something I can do to have the fan come on when the temp. gets high.



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Re: Overheating on GL1800 07

Postby jinx » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:36 am

I believe that the fans turn off at speed because they blow air forward away from the rider. If they were running at speed they would
be restricting the air thru the radiators.
As far as the temp going into the red I have never had that happen at any temp and I have ridden in over 90 degree days many times.
If it is still under warranty I would have the dealer check the cooling system.

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Re: Overheating on GL1800 07

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:04 pm

The bike should never get to the red, no matter what the outside temperature (ok, perhaps in 125 degree desert sun you might have a problem). There's something not right with the bike.

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Re: Overheating on GL1800 07

Postby gareva1 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:51 pm

Stu Oltman and the honda tech crew recently responded to a similar issue to an owner in one of the honda magazines I get---according to the honda techs, the tolerances may vary from bike to bike, and if the needle got up to the red, but didn't cross it, you are fine. Many early model bikes did this when moving slowly in traffic or in parades.

Although it would bother me (mine doesn't do that), from what I understand from Stu and other people whom I have met in your exact same position, you will be hard pressed for a honda trained mechanic to agree that there is any problem with your motorcycle.

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Re: Overheating on GL1800 07

Postby csctriker » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:30 am

Thanks so much for all the input, I'm changing my anti-freeze as to warrenty. It has not over heated since last year and I hope its just this one time. Again thanks to all who posted information.
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Re: Overheating on GL1800 07

Postby ericwil45 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:16 pm

check dealer for recalls on that issue

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Re: Overheating on GL1800 07

Postby gareva1 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:30 pm

ericwil45 wrote:check dealer for recalls on that issue


The recalls for overheating were on early model bikes (01-03 I think), and the OP's bike is an 07...this model would have the ecm that doesn't have the issue, and it would be equiped with larger radiators than pre 2006 bikes.




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