Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
I just bought this bike, and did some of the stuff myself, but also took it to a mechanic. He stated the following: someone had replaced the coolant in the radiator prior to me doing it, and he thought the bike had been sitting a long time.
His comment was that temp. climbed gradually while riding it, which indicated not a water pump issue. He tried to flush the system, but it didn't help. His thought was to get the radiator rodded to clean it out as there might be partial blockage. The fan comes on even when riding, which he says is not normal.
question, prior to getting this done, a real problem since most radiator shops have closed down due to e.p.a. problems, what about changing the radiator cap and thermostat? Which is part of the problem. I have the n.a.p.a. number for the cap, what about the thermostat? Is there an equivilent. The honda dealer says two days to two weeks to order.
Also where do you find a good radiator if necessary and cost?
1984 honda goldwing standard 1200cc
2004 Honda goldwing 1800cc