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mmonsterbuck
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thermostat

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where is it located on 88-gl1500



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my shop manual doesn't show a good pic but mentions removing the radiator but doesn't say which one
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It's in the most INACCESSIBLE place on the bike. :evil: :evil: + :evil:
Remove a radiator or the Carbs.
Definitely some engineer forgot their coffee in the morning and a CEO must have been sleeping.

There is room for a 90 degree elbow (either east/west direction)... the removal of a radiator fan and the thermostat be EASILY changed.
Some DESIGNERS... = :evil:
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I just chased down a leak caused by a hose clamp failure on the thermostat housing. What a PIA! Hopefully you have a shop manual. The easiest way to get to it is by removing the right side fan. It isn't necessary to remove the radiator but it does make it easier to tighten the hose clamp plus it lets in more light to see what you are doing. For me the toughest part was reinstalling the fan. The rubber shroud makes it no fun at all trying to get it around the frame and the bolt closest to the front is half blocked by the fairing. However, if you have the space in your garage and two tons of patience, you can remove the fairing completely to have a little more room to work on it.
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Dragging up a 10 year old post???

FM-USA wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:43 am
It's in the most INACCESSIBLE place on the bike. :evil: :evil: + :evil:
Remove a radiator or the Carbs.
Definitely some engineer forgot their coffee in the morning and a CEO must have been sleeping.

There is room for a 90 degree elbow (either east/west direction)... the removal of a radiator fan and the thermostat be EASILY changed.
Some DESIGNERS... = :evil:

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newday777 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:50 am
Dragging up a 10 year old post???

FM-USA wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:43 am
It's in the most INACCESSIBLE place on the bike. :evil: :evil: + :evil:
Remove a radiator or the Carbs.
Definitely some engineer forgot their coffee in the morning and a CEO must have been sleeping.

There is room for a 90 degree elbow (either east/west direction)... the removal of a radiator fan and the thermostat be EASILY changed.
Some DESIGNERS... = :evil:
"THERMOSTAT" was at the TOP of the recent post list.

I went through this couple years ago but got lucky(?) I replaced it while replacing an O-Ring to cylinder head coolant leak so it was done at the same time. All that took 4 days of patience in 99 degree weather.
Besides, it's one post that actually could use resurrection. Wouldn't hurt finding new ideas on how to get to this problem a little easier.
It's always possible someone out there has a Wing thermostat issue and simply just parked it in a shed collecting dust.

Folks have issues with these Wings and they come here for help... at least that's what I understand Scott's reason for this forum.
IF i'm wrong on that, DO inform me.
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Hmmm.. I wonder how as your post was the first after 2009 date last post showing.

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newday777 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:48 am
Hmmm.. I wonder how as your post was the first after 2009 date last post showing.
I just went into my profile's settings. SOMEHOW the following got changed...
Display topic order direction: ASCENDING
Display post order direction: ASCENDING

Changed back to DESCENDING.

You got a BEEF on something?

I've sent a suggestion to Scott on this 'old posts' issue few years ago. Either it can't be done or hasn't had the time.
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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

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FM-USA wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:51 am
newday777 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:48 am
Hmmm.. I wonder how as your post was the first after 2009 date last post showing.
I just went into my profile's settings. SOMEHOW the following got changed...
Display topic order direction: ASCENDING
Display post order direction: ASCENDING

Changed back to DESCENDING.

You got a BEEF on something?

I've sent a suggestion to Scott on this 'old posts' issue few years ago. Either it can't be done or hasn't had the time.
In the meantime, I HOPE it doesn't hurt to offer solutions to issues on our Wings.
No. I was just wondering how it got back up after 10 years of sleep. Usually a newby asks a question...non were asked....



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