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sohaver
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over heating

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I have a 1979 gl 1000 the temp gage slowly goes up and stays up, I have changed the water pump, thermastat, and by pass the fan it stays running, can anyone tell me what else might cause it to stay hot im lost


dkorody
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Re: over heating

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it could be rad cap or your rad could be full of scale
sohaver
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Re: over heating

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i have also flushed the radiator
dkorody
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Re: over heating

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i would check and make sure the rad cap is pressurising i had a car do that and nobody could figure it out put new cap solved problem
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Fred Camper
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Re: over heating

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Sound like air in the system, and I agree the cap is a good part to check.
sohaver
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Re: over heating

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how do you get air out of your system
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Re: over heating

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is it normal for cooling fan to blow air out the sides down by your legs?
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Re: over heating

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when did this start heating ??did it just start heating all of a sudden?how long does it take to get hot?
sohaver
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Re: over heating

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I just got the bike 3 months ago and this started 3 weeks ago coud the weather have anything to do with it
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Re: over heating

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Can you describe what you mean when you say "goes up and stays up". How high is up? Does it get into the red?
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Re: over heating

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No it doesn't get in the red it stays right on the edge it takes about three miles
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Re: over heating

Post by scotterichmond »

I have said it before but it is worth saying again.
Get a reading from an accurate thermometer. digital is a good source. DO NOT trust the gauge on your bike 'till you "KNOW" it is right.


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