Overheating GL1000


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Joel Wayne
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Overheating GL1000

Post by Joel Wayne » Thu May 09, 2019 6:40 pm



I'm new to the Goldwings. I see my temp going up in stop and go traffic, and come back to normal once in motion. I haven't seen it get dangerously hot yet.
Is this normal or should I begin checking thermostats and such.

Joel



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SnoBrdr
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Re: Overheating GL1000

Post by SnoBrdr » Thu May 09, 2019 6:47 pm

Joel Wayne wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:40 pm
I'm new to the Goldwings. I see my temp going up in stop and go traffic, and come back to normal once in motion. I haven't seen it get dangerously hot yet.
Is this normal or should I begin checking thermostats and such.

Joel
Does the fan come on?

Is the coolant tank full?

What you have described is not uncommon.

Also, don't forget that the GL gauges are just a guesstimate and are not 100% accurate. Just look at the fuel gauge.

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Re: Overheating GL1000

Post by DenverWinger » Thu May 09, 2019 7:27 pm

By the time the temp gauge gets to 3/4 scale the fan should be on....
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Re: Overheating GL1000

Post by Joel Wayne » Thu May 09, 2019 8:18 pm

Not sure if the pic made it through but no fan

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Re: Overheating GL1000

Post by SnoBrdr » Thu May 09, 2019 8:38 pm

Joel Wayne wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Not sure if the pic made it through but no fan
The fan doesn't come on or you have no fan?

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Re: Overheating GL1000

Post by Joel Wayne » Thu May 09, 2019 8:43 pm

Sorry, it doesn't come on

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Re: Overheating GL1000

Post by SnoBrdr » Thu May 09, 2019 8:49 pm

Joel Wayne wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Sorry, it doesn't come on
Have you checked to see if it works.

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Re: Overheating GL1000

Post by Joel Wayne » Thu May 09, 2019 8:59 pm

Thank you for the lead. I'll start there



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