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    ducati, probably 15 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brad black View Post
    this is what came out of the radiator when i was washing it out. i'm guessing it's bits of thermostat.

    Well, you made me paranoid now Brad. My SPO has always ran hot in the summers since I've had it. I want to go tear my thermostat off and check it. Certain I haven't changed it since I've owned it. (20 years now.) And like yours, it sat, albeit in boxes, for around 13 years as well!

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    it'd be more likely the radiator i'd think. a bad thermostat would run hot all the time.
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    I cured this problem years ago...
    I don't run a thermostat on my bikes, that way they can't F'ck up!
    It just takes a bit longer to warm up the motor.

    Steve R

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    Be careful on that one Steve, as global warming turns the planet into an life style more suited to camels, you may run foul of a misconception of my youth. Driving our al cheapo cars around inevitably the thermostat would die as coolant was for the wealthy folk and the water was pure. The thermostat removal was a quick cheap fix. However the engine would then run hotter. The cause as pointed out in a aviation coarse by an instructor who knew young lads all too well, the coolant is moving faster due to less restrictive flow and doesn’t spend as much time in the radiator to have heat exchanges efficiently.
    Griff
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    the cooling system seems to work very nicely now with all the new stuff, so i'm happy with that.
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    Working cooling systems are always good.

    This bike sounded absolutely stunning in that youtube video. Sorry I am a little late to the party but I couldn't hold back the urge to compliment it.

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