2004 1800 overheating


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obandit
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2004 1800 overheating

Postby obandit » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:50 pm



My temp gets hot when going about 15mpr. I checked the coolant stick and has plenty of coolant. Both of my fans are working. What else can I check? Don't see coolant on the ground even though I smell coolant when I start it up.



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Re: 2004 1800 overheating

Postby Pam » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:42 am

I think you may not be traveling fast enough to force air into the front of the bike at that speed and the fans are pulling the air out. Are the rad's clean. Is the line between the coolant tank and rad's clear or kinked/conected. What does it do at speed or a hard pull, if it heats there it could be a head gasket. I would bet your rads ara a little plugged and your traveling to slow. I think there are numbers some where on the minimum speed to force air into the cooling system. Is it OK when you are traveling at normal speed?

just my thoughs

frank

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Re: 2004 1800 overheating

Postby Red Ron » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:57 am

Even though your dip stick is ok for the reserve; you might want to pull the right front storage pocket and take the cap off at the radiator and see how much it takes to top it off there.

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Re: 2004 1800 overheating

Postby obandit » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:27 am

Thanks I'll check the coolant in the right storage tank. yes it runs good at 25- and up temp stays right below center of gauge. I just need to see how to remove side covers. Thanks Red and Pam i will let you know how everything turns out.

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Re: 2004 1800 overheating

Postby obandit » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:55 pm

Frank, sorry it took so long for me to reply . I checked all of the radiator hoses,and they look okay . the fans kicks on real early and never shut off . the temperature is fine as long as I'm driving over 30. I'm going to take my bike to get the radiator back flushed to see if there is anything clogged inside the radiator. Do you know why the fans stay on all the time ? Do you know anything about the automatic headlight adjusters . I started hearing a noise and thought it was the radiator fan motor and found out it was the automatic headlight adjuster making the noise. The bike was on flat ground when is made the noise . sounded like it was trying to adjust the headlights but don't understand why when it was on flat ground. Thanks for all of the help and info. Pray everybody has a safe and wonderful fourth of july weekend .

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Re: 2004 1800 overheating

Postby Massi » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:14 am

attentively examine radiators outside
can be hammered in them garbage

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Re: 2004 1800 overheating

Postby Pam » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:52 pm

Sorry for the slow response. I have no idea what would be going on with the headlight adjuster, unless there is a strpped gear or something. My fans come on and stay on for quite a while on a hot day in traffic. The gauge is never more than 1/2 way, I don't know how long they stay on because off all the other traffic noise. My fans will also come on when parking, I think it is because of the slow speed in this situation. Once parked the fans are still on when I shut down. I read some where that some guys are reversing their fans to make them pull air over the rads and into the cowel when traveling slow speed to beat the cooling problem.

Keep us up to date on this as it is good to know stuff

frank




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