Temp Reading Radiator cap


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Just wondering if anyone has found a temperature reading Radiator cap that fits the GL1000?


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Docketdog wrote:Just wondering if anyone has found a temperature reading Radiator cap that fits the GL1000?
Does your temp gauge not work?


Cause it's kinda real, real hard to see the radiator cap when you are riding.
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Yes, the reason I'm looking for a temp reading Radiator cap is to double check my temp gauge......all the ones I've found are for the smaller openings.
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Docketdog wrote:Yes, the reason I'm looking for a temp reading Radiator cap is to double check my temp gauge......all the ones I've found are for the smaller openings.
I've never seen one,

Be advised that GL gauges are not exact, they are guides at best.

Worst of all is the gas gauge.
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Mr Gasket has a temp gauge in a cap and they are accurate. The only problem was it took 3 caps to get one that would not leak. The company is aware of the problem and should be resolved by now. I use a infrared temp gun now instead and you can shoot the light below and above the thermoset top of the neck and all over the radiator if you wish and it is good for exhaust temps.
Please use a genuine Honda thermostat , there is a difference. Stay cool..
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.....have any idea the product code for Mr. Gasket ? ....so far I have ordered two of the small style thinking they would fit. My BAD!

Thanks for your reply,

Bill
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No sir I do not know the rpc. If you google I also found a mitsu something and more caps maybe you will find the one you need. I'll still dig around and see if I can find the cap I used.
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redbug wrote:No sir I do not know the rpc. If you google I also found a mitsu something and more caps maybe you will find the one you need. I'll still dig around and see if I can find the cap I used.
Radiator Cap -- Standard style with 13 Lbs pressure, any auto supply store
NAPA/Belkamp #703-1445 (2/27/13, new #703-1697) or STANT #10229
Murray #7713
In Canada, Benson Auto Parts, Stant #10229

Those are the crossover that fit the GLs. See if you can x-reference with the other company.
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Hey docketdog, mr gasket 2470 temp gauge 13psi or heres a new one . Futaba 10227. Pictures at summit racing and the futaba was on ebay. If you have a hot rod speed shop near by I bet they have just what you need.
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Redbug,

Many thanks for the info.....will visit my local speed shop.....

Appreciate your help,

Bill
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Well, I found out why my temp guage was reading HOT.......watrer pump totally destroyed.....
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Docketdog wrote:Well, I found out why my temp guage was reading HOT.......watrer pump totally destroyed.....
Just being pedantic... the temp was reading correctly (not hot)... it's the motor that was running hot!


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