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My vtx1300 04 is running hot. It did the back fire thing a few times. Have to jump it. Gonna chk coolant level and if thermostat works. How do I check fan. The fuse is good still and I don't see any obvious breaks in the wires. Thanks
 

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>Post problems in the "1300 Riders Board<<
>Step by Step<<< is the library.
The only valid location to check coolant level is at the thermostat housing cap.
The reservoir could be full of coolant and the engine could be dry.
There is a fan switch on the bottom of the radiator, put a jumper across the switch with wires connected or
touch the wires together, fan should run. IGN switch ON required. When moving the fan should not go on.
Hot summer days with creep and crawl traffic fan should kick on.

"""It did the backfire thing a few times.....Have to jump it"""
Battery dead??? Does the odometer go blank and speedo stop working???
 

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Once I jump it it runs fine except for running hot. Speedo and odometer work fine. Gonna check the fan in the morning. Also gonna take tank off and chk the coolant level and start it and let it idle a min and see if thermostat opens. Ty.
 

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If your radiator becomes very hot to the touch, the thermostat is opening. To the touch the radiator will be about as hot as the jugs are, if the thermostat is working, and having run for a while.
 
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