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Someone tell me where the GL1200 heat/temp sending unit is?

the temp guage is not working, anyone know where the sending unit is?

some of my past rides:
197? hd z90 sold
197? honda 500-4 traded this to get another engine for my first wing after the belt went within like 100 miles of buying it
1976 gl1000 dressed with all vetter sold
1985 gl1200 interstate sold
1986 gl1000 naked (traded this one to get the work done on my gl1200 sei
1983 magna vf750c (sold)
2010 vw trike (still trying to complete this one)

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The oil temp 'thermo unit' is on the transmission cover. Front cover where the oil filter is... located on the right side (as you're sitting on the bike)

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Look for a single connector sensor screwed into the right side of the thermostat housing aft of the thermostat. The more forward one with a two pin connector is the thermostatic switch for the fan.



Edit - I thought the bike was an 1100 didn't notice the 1200 SEI.

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thanks guys, i'll have to check them both, i had a funnel in the rad. since the bike has a coolant leak and i was running it to get the injector cleaner in the injectors and it got warmed up real good and started boiling and the temp guage was on cold and the fan was not running so i guess i have some problems, guess i will bring home my laser tomorrow

some of my past rides:
197? hd z90 sold
197? honda 500-4 traded this to get another engine for my first wing after the belt went within like 100 miles of buying it
1976 gl1000 dressed with all vetter sold
1985 gl1200 interstate sold
1986 gl1000 naked (traded this one to get the work done on my gl1200 sei
1983 magna vf750c (sold)
2010 vw trike (still trying to complete this one)

randy coffee
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The SEI and the ASpencade thermo sensor has 2 spades unlike the Interstate which is a single round connector.

On the Parts fiche for the SEI the sensor is located on the right side to the rear of the coolant tube.
SENSOR, WATER TEMP 36151-MC7-003 Item 9

On the Aspencade it is in the same location as the Interstate

The Interstate single pin sensor can be used providing the correct wire is used Green/Blue The other Green/Black is ground. When using the single pin sensor the body of the sensor is grounded.

It works, I have an Interstate single pin sensor in my ASpencade, The Honda dealer couldnt find the correct two spade sensor.
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If your engine boiled and the fan didnt come on, possibly you have a head gasket leak.

The fan and the sensor are independent of each other, would be very coincidental of both fan switch and sensor went out at the same time.
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yeah that thought was on my mind also, will be checking that also (head gasket). thanks

some of my past rides:
197? hd z90 sold
197? honda 500-4 traded this to get another engine for my first wing after the belt went within like 100 miles of buying it
1976 gl1000 dressed with all vetter sold
1985 gl1200 interstate sold
1986 gl1000 naked (traded this one to get the work done on my gl1200 sei
1983 magna vf750c (sold)
2010 vw trike (still trying to complete this one)

randy coffee
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 06:29 PM
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"the temp gauge is not working, anyone know where the sending unit is?"

What bike are we talking about here? - i did'nt see,maybe i missed something
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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 07:01 PM
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Well,maybe this might help someone who ends up here.

This is my 1987 GL1200 Aspencade and the Thermo sensor is located on the side of the thermostat housing behind the radiator and the behind the metal shield that is in 3 sections andgo's around the thermostat housing - it cannot be seen unless you remove the metal shield.


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