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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by EnEs63 View Post

I have been reading this thread with interest as I live and ride my GL1800 in a hot country...
I noted the above comment from AZgl1800 which got me thinking...

My temperature guage seems to work fine, I.E. the bike warms up and the guage needle rises and sits pretty much at the half way mark.
If I am in traffic the fans inevitably cut in - no problem, but - the temperature guage never moves from the half way mark...
Is it supposed to as per the comment above?
Do I have an issue with my guage?
On 06 & later they made the gauge so it doesn't vary much with temperature changes unlike the earlier 1800s.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 01:20 AM
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Ok, thank you guys.
I guess as long as the fans cut-in when required all will be ok...

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Have you considered cleaning the cooling fins in the radiator? They will collect a lot of road grime and over time will restrict the air flow needed to keep things cool.
What Fluid do you have in the Radiator? (No Silicates, no Bromates). Also check your hoses.

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You guys do realize that there is a recall on the ECM to turn the fans off when you are in 2nd gear, right?

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I heard that it is Honda's answer to people complaining about "Overheating" issues when their bikes gauge would go up to red zone, or near red zone. Now, Honda sets their guages so they sit in the middle until it is at a "Nuclear Meltdown" temp.! I too thought I had an issue when I went to L.A. & San Fran. last summer. It was like real hot(110 degrees F.), the fan would be on, but the gauge wouldn't move. I was reassured that this is o.k. .
richard2- Start by checking the "basics". Rad. Cap holding pressure? Pressurize the system to check for leaks? Thermostat o.k.? No air lock? Read the service manual. Honda is pretty smart sometimes! I rode up lots of hills last year, idled in traffic, etc. in high temp.'s, without a problem. Don't stop looking until you solve the issue. Let us know how it goes.

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