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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Cooling fan temperature switch

Got a new temp switch.
But because I don't think that just because you tack motorcycle on to the part name, that it gives them the right to make it stupid expensive, average price for a SWITCH ASSY., THERMO
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Is $75 .
I just picked up one for a 1988 Honda civic at the parts store for $15.00 , it's temp range is stated as 194F on, 203F off, the temp is close enough for me, I'm still going to make sure once I install it, but for sixty bucks cheaper

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Got a new temp switch.
But because I don't think that just because you tack motorcycle on to the part name, that it gives them the right to make it stupid expensive, average price for a SWITCH ASSY., THERMO
37760-MC7-003
Is $75 .
I just picked up one for a 1988 Honda civic at the parts store for $15.00 , it's temp range is stated as 194F on, 203F off, the temp is close enough for me, I'm still going to make sure once I install it, but for sixty bucks cheaper
Damn...... thanks for the tip!

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Please tell us if it fits and works. Another fellow posted about one for a Toyota but it was wrong. So if you have a part number it may help a lot of people.
That is a pretty normal temp range and should work fine.

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Hopefully I'll get to it tomorrow, and I'll post my findings.


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Just installed the switch, fits same as the old one, I still need to bleed the air out but I fired it up and as of now before all the air is out the temp needle would almost touch the end of the white normal range bar before the fan would come on.
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Update, it works AWESOME! Once I sucked all the air out (I'll post how I do it later) the temperature needle sits steady right in the middle while sitting idling, the fan cycles on and off perfectly.
For anyone interested in how to get a reasonably priced cooling fan thermo switch for the 1984 Honda VT700C, (for other years you'll have to check) I ordered an Altrom 1435047 (1988 to 1991 Honda civic 1.5 litre) at my local Napa auto parts store, your prices my vary, I payed with tax $15.19, that's way better than $75.
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Any thermo switch should work so long as it fits in the hole and operates within a suitable temperature range. And of course the wiring is right for your bike.

I was told years back not to worry too much about the temperature gauge but to look at the bike and the water and so on. The gauge or it's sender could be faulty, and while good as a guide a proper temperature sensor is best when you have concerns - know what it is actually doing

Thanks for the reminder that these things can be cheaply replaced, and do need to be checked from time to time. Not sure if I've ever heard eNVy's fan come on while idling, but I don't do much sitting in traffic I have a ride coming up this week and will make sure that she is running right when I get a chance.
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I put one of these on my 82 Honda GL500I to convert it to an electric fan,then one on a 89 Chevy that the factory one went bad and on a 80 Toyota pickup.It has a probe that fits in between the fins on the radiator and is adjustable.https://www.amazon.com/gp/slredirect...7-41445435c50e . $23 w/shipping to the US.

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I put one of these on my 82 Honda GL500I to convert it to an electric fan,then one on a 89 Chevy that the factory one went bad and on a 80 Toyota pickup.It has a probe that fits in between the fins on the radiator and is adjustable.https://www.amazon.com/gp/slredirect...7-41445435c50e . $23 w/shipping to the US.
I'd forgotten about those, or your posts about them! Thanks for the reminder!

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