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Old 09-13-2006, 06:06 PM   #7
DC950
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once you pull the thermostat out, you can check to see if it works by putting it in a pot with water and heating it up. You'll see it open if it is working. It would be great to have a thermometer - maybe a restaurant will let you borrow one and their stove - but if not, at least you can tell if it opens by the time it boils.

If you really doubt it works, leave it out, but remember it will take a lot longer for the bike to warm up.

Good Luck!
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