Over heating


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Marloc
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Motorcycle: 1980 gl1100

Over heating

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My 1980 gl1100 is overheating according to the aftermarket gauges that I installed. The bike is running hot to touch and the coolant in the rad is cold. Any suggestions? I'm thinking thermostat


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Chewy
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Motorcycle: 1980 1100i Interstate
1983 1100a Aspencade

Re: Over heating

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thermostat is a good place to start. how long have you had it? do the stock gauges work?
Marloc
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Re: Over heating

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Just got it. Haven't had it running until yesterday. No original gauges and it was quite the hack job when I bought it. I was reading a few other posts and I'm going to make sure I'm around 205⁰ on the infrared thermostat
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Chewy
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1983 1100a Aspencade

Re: Over heating

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The thermostat should open up around 195. The fan should kick on at 210 or so. What is the aftermarket gauge saying as far as temperature?

One of the things that I, as well as any other member on this forum, suggest is that you change the timing belts as soon as possible. To change the thermostat, you will be taking everything off that you will need to take off to get to the timing belts.


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