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    Stock Thermostat Housing

    I`m sure this has been discussed in some thread somewhere as I`ve done searches but my particular question hasn`t been aswerred.

    Has anyone had any luck with removing the stock housing and re-using it? I`m tossing my thermostat in the trash but don`t want to start pressing this thing unless I can re-use it.

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    Also what is the difference in the Rotax and Riva units? Besides price.

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    I just did the Riva kit.
    If you used their cutter to open the stock thermostat and had a new stat to replace it with you could put the stock part back on and epoxy it in place and have the lower temp stat for $20 or so.

    Somone just needs to find the lower temprature stat to replace it with.

    I was told this is how Les is doing his, maybe someone can say yes or no to that??

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    Hoss the Riva sends a cutting tool and new billet end piece to replace the front of the housing.

    The RR is already done for you and you have the stock one left over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 FAST VE
    I was told this is how Les is doing his, maybe someone can say yes or no to that??
    Yep, when I sent my S/C for the B kit, the thermostat went with it. For less than $100 he converted it to a 158 degree while using the stock housing. Just dropped a 158 in there and sealed it back up. It is not as "pretty" as the Riva kit but it does the job.

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    I`m 86 ing my thermostat. What do these cutters look like. I`ve GOT to have something that will work. Anybody got a pair that I can use?

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    Hoss I can send you a cutter to use if you want to try it.
    Send me your address and I will get it out tomorrow.


    David

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    Here is what the kit looks like
    http://www.rivayamaha.com/RivaStore/...ermostat%20Kit

    They don't even show the tool. I wonder if you could make one using another tool.

    Hoss what are you going to use for the replacement. Where do you get the 158 replacment part.

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    are all thermostats the same shape and design? like if we can find a way to separate it and re-use the stock thermostat housing, can you just buy something like this and put it in there?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-05...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby1485
    are all thermostats the same shape and design? like if we can find a way to separate it and re-use the stock thermostat housing, can you just buy something like this and put it in there?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-05...QQcmdZViewItem
    Steve, I think that is exactly what Les did....

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