Thermastat - In or Out?



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  • TX-SANDMAN

Posted August 16, 2001 - 06:08 PM

#1

Seeing Honda does most things right I wonder if these things really run hotter with the thermastat in. I know the thought that the thing may sick half way open is not a good thing, but the bike sure warms up fast with it in. I have done some slow sand work in Spring, TX with no gurgle from the over flow.
Has anyone tested the actual temp vs. in or out?

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  • Clark_Mason

Posted August 16, 2001 - 06:20 PM

#2

In or out the only difference seems to be warm up time. Once operating the oil temperature runs between 190 and 210 deg F and is very consistent. I removed my T-stat, went with a 1.8 cap and use engine ice coolant which is biodegradable and works well. I have boiled my bike only in the most extream conditions. Stock I boiled it much more frequently. My thermostate was fine when I removed it 6 months ago. It will stay out.

Make sure you richen up the jetting from as delivered as its lean and contributes to overheating. Uncorking the bike also makes a big difference.

Clark





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