Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, USA
Re: 01 LT overheating
So, the symptoms are that the fans come on with the light, but the temp gauge doesn't show hot....Right? Had the exact same problem, did a search on the site and discovered another person with the same problem....Here is the deal, there are 2 thermostats on the LT, one in the water pump area, that controls the gauge on your dash, the other is located on the back end of the head, that one sends messages to your computer which controls the cooling fans and the idiot light.....The solution is to replace the thermostat on the head, a $70 dollar part, and viola problem solved....Check it out. If the bike was actually over heating, the gauge on the dash would be in the red as well.
2000 K1200LT "a great ride"
2002 GL1800 powerful, but boring..(gone)
1979 XS1100 (gone)
1986 VT500 Ascot (gone)
1972 Honda 500-4 (gone)
1961 Lambretta (way gone)
1962 Allstate Compact (gone but not forgotten)
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