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Anyone know where I can get a t-stat replacement for a good price? $35 seems a bit steep at Cheapcycleparts.

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Anyone know where I can get a t-stat replacement for a good price? $35 seems a bit steep at Cheapcycleparts.

Thanks ahead of time.
You can do a search here. Some have used a thermostat for a 1989-1999 Honda Civic with good results.
WRONG info. It's for a Honda Accord. See link
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...nda+thermostat

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Put in a t-stat for a 1985 Honda Accord, 1.8 liter engine...$9.99. Good fit, works well. Curious thing, the actual working mechanism of the t-stat is offset in the housing. Didn't affect anything though.
I got the Super Stant t-stat which, if it fails, it fails in the 'open' position.
Thanks again for the help guys!

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Put in a t-stat for a 1985 Honda Accord, 1.8 liter engine...$9.99. Good fit, works well. Curious thing, the actual working mechanism of the t-stat is offset in the housing. Didn't affect anything though.
I got the Super Stant t-stat which, if it fails, it fails in the 'open' position.
Thanks again for the help guys!
Good info. Glad it fit. Can you give us info as to what your temperature readings are now. I'm thinking of putting that thermostat in my bike.

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Will do. Riding to work today and will get info. Weather has been crappy lately so have only logged a short ride or two.
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Will do. Riding to work today and will get info. Weather has been crappy lately so have only logged a short ride or two.
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Rode into work at 57 this morning. Temp gauge needle didn't get to the thermometer stencil on the gauge. Driving home at 83 it never moved past the center of the thermometer stencile...sooo...I'm pleased with the setup. If I had to do over, I'd prolly get a 160 t-stat (if available). Reason being that the fan comes on at 180. It doesn't come on while at speed...say over 60 but runs a lot in town. My LED volt meter tells me so which is only more stress on the charging system while the fan runs....and as you know...we have a very fragile charging system.
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Rode into work at 57 this morning. Temp gauge needle didn't get to the thermometer stencil on the gauge. Driving home at 83 it never moved past the center of the thermometer stencile...sooo...I'm pleased with the setup. If I had to do over, I'd prolly get a 160 t-stat (if available). Reason being that the fan comes on at 180. It doesn't come on while at speed...say over 60 but runs a lot in town. My LED volt meter tells me so which is only more stress on the charging system while the fan runs....and as you know...we have a very fragile charging system.
Thanks Chiller, I'm going to get the 160 degree thermostat to try and reduce the number of times the fan comes on.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...832_1640_93208

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A 160 will definitely do that...
Autozone has one for $19.95...part number 7240-160
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