2002 OverHeating Fix


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2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby ericwil45 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:58 pm



well I brought and drove my 02 trike from Huntsville Al. no problem but as soon as i got back to Mass. i noticed that it would overheat in traffic so off to the local dealer and $1200.00 later it was still doing it. I called a different dealer and they checked all recalls on that year and found 2 and both addressed the problem i was having so i brought it in to have both recalls done and it cost me nothing problem solved needless to say i wont be going back to my local dealer



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Re: 2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:56 pm

So what were the actual recalls? What did they fix?

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Re: 2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby ericwil45 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:41 am

the ecm was the problem was not turning the fan on soon enough

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Re: 2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby gareva1 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:27 am

Have you ridden it much since the recall? Another thing that changes with the cooling fan trip points is the air/fuel mixture....do you notice a difference in power? Many people did notice a difference.

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Re: 2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby ericwil45 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:54 pm

yes varoom varoom varoom

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Re: 2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby gareva1 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:18 pm

yes varoom varoom varoom


...actually, people noticed a drop in performance; I didn't want to say either way to sway your opinion. It's fairly consistent that an older wing (2001-2004) will outrun a newer (2006-2010) wing...most say it's because of the fuel mixture changes in the ecms over the years.

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Re: 2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby ericwil45 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:35 pm

Well mine is a trike conversion and anything crazy speed wise I don't dare try unless it strait road. I've bent one drive shaft and twisted another motortrike replaced both for free. I didn't mention that with the ECM change I hear my fans reverse direction and no more engine heat from the middle vents. That was my sign it was getting ready to overheat they also replaced some harness that changed the resistance of something to do with the temp gauge. I was told that on some they had to change heads or jugs because of water blockage Guess I was lucky on that part.

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Re: 2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby gareva1 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:42 pm

That's very interesting, because Honda's ecm recall didn't reverse the direction of the fan spin...in fact, others have rigged up switches to reverse the fan, mostly to find that because of the way the blades are designed, it doesn't work right when run in reverse.

Glad you're happy with your final solution though, whatever it may be.

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Re: 2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby ericwil45 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:47 pm

well i just put it in and that's what i got back no overheating and my kneecaps are not on fire

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Re: 2002 OverHeating Fix

Postby upssnowman » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:01 pm

here is my favorite fix and it works well. be sure to click bottom right of page to see the extra pages
http://www.bikeweekmag.com/goldwing/fanparts.htm




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