thermostat for my 84 gl1200 aspy


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thermostat for my 84 gl1200 aspy

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i have been searching for hours now and cannot find a cross reference number for a thermostat for my bike that my local parts stores can recognize, such as oreillys or autozone. can someone please help?! i found cross reference for gl1100 but nothing for gl1200.



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Re: thermostat for my 84 gl1200 aspy

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Thermostat (180 degree)
NAPA – 535080 possible new part number 33488
Stant – 45868
AutoZone – 15868
Honda Part No.19300-MG9-000

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Thank you very much this helps a lot.

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Re: thermostat for my 84 gl1200 aspy

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well i been um agonizing over this since i discovered how much some think a 86 wing thermostat is worth-several years - theres a used one on ebay in england for about $100 usd plus shipping , regular usual price if i tell the person its for a wing, 30- 40 dollars - waaaay too much mine stuck shut a couple months ago so i ran without it , yes this isnt good, but i just put an autozone one in for $7.99 and happy days are here again - thought it had a blown head gasket but not so sure now -need to ride it soon to see how it acts -
anyway, thanks to this forum for me being able to get a thermostat -at Autozone- (Carquest was $14)

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Re: thermostat for my 84 gl1200 aspy

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put 50 miles on it yesterday, could smell no antifreeze -and the temp gauge stayed just out of the blue -success im thinking- now to get a couple little squares of hardware cloth (galvanized screen) pushed into the two air filter snorkels to keep the mice out

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anyone experiment with a little cardboard etc in front of the radiator in near freezing weather?

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Re: thermostat for my 84 gl1200 aspy

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pudd750 wrote:anyone experiment with a little cardboard etc in front of the radiator in near freezing weather?
It's not needed. If it gets cold, the thermostat just closes down, restricting coolant flow to the radiator, maintaining the correct coolant temperature. Putting cardboard in front just reduces the cooling ability of the system, causing the thermostat to open up more and cause more coolant to flow.

I've ridden my bike down to freezing (and slightly below) and it's never had any trouble keeping the engine temperature well into the white arc all by itself.

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Re: thermostat for my 84 gl1200 aspy

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ah - i was curious cuz the old thermostat would open, and id noticeably get a rush of warm air from the radiator- just nice when theres a -60F wind chill - i noticed no heat from the radiator on my ride last night, the thermostat must be cycling quite precisely

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Re: thermostat for my 84 gl1200 aspy

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I know is an old thread but would those cross-reference thermostat numbers be the same for a 1987 gl1200 ????



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