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post #1 of 6 Old 05-03-2016, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Temperature rising fast

Hey guys,
So my 03 with 22k miles has been doing this for some time now, when I'm moving at a slow pace under 15-20 or at a stop light the temperature rises pretty aggressively. It never gets to the red but it seems odd to me that even if I'm stopped for 30 seconds it raises so much. The fan kicks in and the temp drops and everything is all fine and dandy but I remember when I first got it around 3k miles I could idle at a light for a good duration and it would barely move. I'm riding in 60-70 degree weather so nothing too crazy. I'm thinking maybe the thermostat isn't working probably, any thoughts or ideas?

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-03-2016, 10:32 PM
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Start simple. Check your coolant quality/condition/level.

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-04-2016, 01:37 PM
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So after you look at the coolant - pull the thermostat and test it before you do any damage. It's very accessible. Maybe a 10 minute job to get it out.

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-04-2016, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys I'm gonna try and diagnose the issue this week some time but it might be time to flush the coolant system and do a full on tear down and cleaning session.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-06-2016, 07:21 PM
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10 minute thermostat? What's that like? I'm going to put a new thermostat in my "new" 2001 Honda Interceptor. It took nearly 3 hours to get to it.

Took off the seat,
both lower front fairing panels,
Over flow container
Fuel tank
Drained the coolant
Air box- lots of hoses and cables....
Throttle bodies!
The 5 hoses connected to the thermostat housing.

Just got the thermostat from RonAyers this evening. I'm going to try to put it back together tomorrow. I really like that old bike but it's a pain to work on.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-08-2016, 06:21 AM
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I have thre Interceptor back together. Was that ever an ordeal. Warms up nice and fast now.

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