1978 Honda GL1000


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ajohn952000
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1978 Honda GL1000

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I have a 78 honda goldwing gl1000. The problem is that when I start up the bike the cooling fan starts right up. I changed the thermostat switch but, that did not fix the problem. Any suggestions.


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Check the wiring to the switch, previous owner may have hot wired it because it had failed to operate properly.
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Probably the wiring. I have a '77 I purchased doing the same thing...let us know what you find out.
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If the wire going to the thermostat gets pinched somewhere and shorted to ground (i.e. the frame or engine) it will cause the fan to run continuously.
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Post by JellyBelly »

Check the wireing. I had the same problem on my 77. I just fixed the wireing for the tail lights and the fan doesn't come on automatically. I'm no electrician but maybe you have the same problem I did.


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