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Howdy Folks, Thanks for reading this. I bought a 78 GL 1000 from a guy who had it sitting in his back yard uncovered for two years. To make a long story short, the Texas weather, and owner neglect, has not done this bike good. I am fixing it up to ride daily. My problem now is that I am going to rebuild the water pump and while I am at it, I thought I would replace the thermostat. I dont want to trust the old one, I tested it with a pan of boiling water. It opens, but I think it opens to slow. and I think it might be the original. So I check with the Honda dealers in the area, and they are a bit pricey, I thought I would go to and auto parts dealer but I need a part number, not hondas. Can anyone help.
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try here edray...


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yea i actually just bought one today, cost me $6.75 along with a set of timing belts and some synthetic oil. those cost alittle more but the thermostat was priced just right. napa part number 101, thats for an 1100 someone will be around to say if they're interchangeable

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Thanks For the info. Now I can take this off the list.
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beware of the aftermarket thermostats, some say that the opening is not as large as the original honda one and that it CAN lead to overheating. I have an aftermarket one in my 1200, and even in the summers here in the Phoenix area (110+ degrees) the bike does not overheat

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The Napa 101 will work just fine on the 1000 and 1100. Put one in a guy's 77 1000 and one in my 81 1100, neither overheats at all. Actually they work a little better in my book than the stock ones.


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I appreciate all the help, and the web site was real helpful, I had forgotte4n it existed. Ride on Riders.
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