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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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The 1/8th inch movement of the main spring plate is not good. They are usually snug against the spring. The small plate is the return valve and should snap back when lifted with a finger nail.

Maybe try a new cap first.

And make sure of the pressure. If it says .9 (.9 BAR) on the top it is about 13 pounds. Many newer cars go up to 16 + pound caps and that would be too high.
Thanks @swifty2014 . The local old school shop didnt have a cap to my suprise, they usually have what i need. I did go ahead and get a new thermostat and tossed that in and toped off the radiator just for good measure. That did help. Got the temp just below the red and only got about 4-6 oz of coolant bubble out of the overflow vent. Did this in my garage on the center stand so only the bikes cooling system was controlling the temp.

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Here is one that may work. Just check the dimensions from your cap to see if it is the right design and size.



https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b...tor+cap&pos=14


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Here is one that may work. Just check the dimensions from your cap to see if it is the right design and size.



https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b...tor+cap&pos=14
Awsome. Ill check into that after work. $8 even if it dont solve the issue is no biggie.

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