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2020-12-08 Kz1300 A1 Test Ride - still overheating (IR Temp Scans) 3 months 5 days ago #28657

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Did the thermostat show up already Don?

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2020-12-08 Kz1300 A1 Test Ride - still overheating (IR Temp Scans) 3 months 5 days ago #28660

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Did the thermostat show up already Don?


No, most likely it will take weeks to get here from overseas, what with Covid and all.

I have little doubt the new thermostat will make any difference, as I've tried two new in box NOS on the bike. And both t-stats worked perfect on stove top in pan of water.

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2020-12-08 Kz1300 A1 Test Ride - still overheating (IR Temp Scans) 3 months 5 days ago #28662

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Did the thermostat show up already Don?


No, most likely it will take weeks to get here from overseas, what with Covid and all.

I have little doubt the new thermostat will make any difference, as I've tried two new in box NOS on the bike. And both t-stats worked perfect on stove top in pan of water.

Sometimes a simple functioning test indicated fine but if there's a dimensional difference that could be the issue.

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2020-12-08 Kz1300 A1 Test Ride - still overheating (IR Temp Scans) 3 months 5 days ago #28664

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It would be useful if you could accurately measure the new stat when it arrives and post the dimensions in a post on here. I can't help but think Kawasaki didn't use a readily available automotive stat, from say a Mitsubishi or similar. If the alternative type can be identified it could be very useful.
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2020-12-08 Kz1300 A1 Test Ride - still overheating (IR Temp Scans) 3 months 4 days ago #28666

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It would be useful if you could accurately measure the new stat when it arrives and post the dimensions in a post on here. I can't help but think kawasaki didn't use a readily available automotive stat, from say a mitsubishi or similar. If the alternative type an be identified it could be very useful.


Perhaps.. but how to measure closed vs open dimensions? Let me think on this...

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2020-12-08 Kz1300 A1 Test Ride - still overheating (IR Temp Scans) 3 months 4 days ago #28670

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I was thinking of dimensions like these with possibly the addition of a fully open length.... in boiling water measure with calipers.

This is just a random ebay example NOT a z1300 one !!

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