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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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The sensor on the thermostat housing is for the gauge only. The fan sensor is on the bottom area of the radiator.

You grounded the gauge sensor and the fan came on ??
No i grounded the negative wire off the fan to the frame with the ignition on. Reading my previous post i see i did word that poorly lol.

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@swifty2014 i am glad you pointed that out because i was infact looking at the wrong sensor. The issue and cause is the im working on is the same as originally posted and i did the correct diagnostic procedure but..........i didnt realize the sensor i planned on pulling was the wrong sensor lol. The one in the thermostat housing is fine since my temp gauge works, the one you pointed out will be the bad one. Good looking out my friend. Hopefully i would have figured it out when what i ordered got here and it didnt match whay i was going to take off the bike lol.

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You might wonder what the hell is this big thing???

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No doupt. Since my last post the switch got delivered. Got it in the radiator and went ahead and cleaned the fins on the radiator while it is out. So should see some cooler temps running.
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I just looked in my Honda manual. The Thermoswitch has an o-ring seal so you shouldn't need any type of sealant on the threads. Sealant may actually interfer with grounding of the switch.
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I just looked in my Honda manual. The Thermoswitch has an o-ring seal so you shouldn't need any type of sealant on the threads. Sealant may actually interfer with grounding of the switch.
Your right. It was pointed out that the switch i was looking at was not for the fan it was for the temp gauge lol. I was mistaken at the location and looked up the wrong one in the manual.

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Replaced mine a while back; switch has an O-ring and tapered threads; didn't use any thread sealant, just turned it finger tight and 1/4 turn; no leaks.

If it jams, force it. If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
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