Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
I would not do it, but if you do, be very careful to watch the temperature carefully. My experiences in the past with cars was that some will run too cool, but believe it or not some will actually OVERHEAT with no thermostat!
The reason is that the hot water has to stay in the radiator(s) long enough to transfer it's heat to the air passing through. If a cooling system pumps water fast enough this cannot happen, and the water temp will continue to rise.
Running any engine without a thermostat is a sure recipe for either reduced performance, or damage.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.