Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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Post by Glrider »

Hey everybody.

So my 78 gl1000 starts to heat up while riding under load. If I let off to idle or come to an idle the temperature immediately starts to go down.

Any ideas?

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Re: Overheating

Post by virgilmobile »

Unstable temperatures are usually associated with a bad thermostat.
However it is normal for the temp to rise to just below the fan kick in temp under a load.
If your fan is also running while driving loaded,replace the thermostat,flush the system,install a new radiator cap and inspect the impeller on the water pump for damaged vanes.
Normal operating temps for the bike are 180*.the fan kicks on at 195*.
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