Join Date: May 2011
Location: Western Slope of Colorado
Apologies if this has already been asked - I searched, and did not really find an adequate answer.
My 87 750 has seen better days before I purchased it. The coolant reservoir ruptured - it was completely brittle when I was checking it - and while running the engine to warm it up for an oil change, I saw the coolant pooling out onto the ground. The tank as stated had a small hole in it, and was causing the coolant to leak out when the engine was hot.
The local Kawasaki Dealer is ordering me a new reservoir, and it should be in late next week sometime. I have 2 major questions:
1. Once I put the new reservoir in, and fill it up with the green stuff (50/50) Do I need to do an airbleed of the system?
2. Looking at the old tank, it looks like the tube that comes from the top right hand side as you look at it - has been missing, I could not find it on the ground under the bike. In the Kawasaki manual it calls that tube the "Lower hose/Breather hose" whats it for? Looking at the picture, it doesn't appear to connect to anything - so is this an overflow tube?