Honda magna v30 thermostat

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Seamus, May 25, 2007.

  1. Seamus

    Seamus Guest

    I'm having some trouble with my bike overheating. I was wondering if
    just pulling the thermostat is a totaly bad thing. I know it's
    probably necessary if running in cold wether but I don't run unless
    it's warm out. So you know I've checked the obvious such as spark
    plug gap (gapped to what clymer spcified but that manual seems to give
    inacurate info on occasion) and fan but have yet to check the temp
    sensor and have not actually pulled the thermostat. One more thing
    the temp guage seems to fluctuate what seems to be abnormally but
    mostly gets really close to the redline at idle after running a
    while. By the way thanks all of you for answering my previous posts.
    Seamus, May 25, 2007
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  2. Seamus

    Ken Abrams Guest

    And at that point, is the fan running? If not, it's likely that the temp
    sensor switch is bad.
    You didn't mention it but I assume you have checked the coolant level ????
    On some bikes, low coolant will not heat the switch properly and the fan
    won't run when it should.
    Ken Abrams, May 25, 2007
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  3. Seamus

    Mark Olson Guest

    Why would you think removing the thermostat is going to make your
    bike stop overheating? If your thermostat is working it's already
    fully open before the temperature gauge gets to the "Hot" zone.

    Hint: bikes that are working normally, with a good thermostat
    installed, do not normally overheat. Find what's wrong with your
    engine and fix it. Believe it or not, running too cool can damage
    your engine.
    Mark Olson, May 25, 2007
  4. What?

    What has this got to do with the OP?
    The Older Gentleman, May 25, 2007
  5. Well, tapping the oil warning light is widely known to restore oil
    pressure, isn't it?
    The Older Gentleman, May 25, 2007
  6. Seamus

    Mike Freeman Guest

    But is the thermostat working? You can try running the bike without the
    thermostat, and if that solves the overheating, then you know you need a
    new thermostat.
    Mike Freeman, May 29, 2007
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