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Where is the thermostat located on a 1985 honda shadow vt 500?

Also can u bypass teh coolant system on a honda shadow vt500 motorcycle?

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    I would love the manual u can email me

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    want to know

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It is located within the fixture that includes the radiator filler tube. This is located in the upper right side of the frame. Hoses need to be disconnected and the fixture is held on by one bolt. You will also need to take the coil bracket off (held on by two bolts). The thermostat is under a cap within the fixture and is held in place by two bolts.

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Under the neck of the bike, behind the filler cap. it is a PAIN to change and to find, if you need a new thermostat order one in advance or you will be waiting a few dayse for the dealership to get it

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Do not bypass coolant, what is the problem?

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