Ok so first of all im new here. This forum has been a great help to me so far but i have not found a post with a similar situation as the one i am having so i decided to post for myself and maybe someone can help me.
I have a 1986 vn 750 with 9K miles. It runs absolutly great....untill the other day.
I was cruising along at 55 not working the motor or anything, and i noticed i was running fairly hot. As soon as i noticed it there was a huge cloud of steam and boiling coolant everywhere, soaking me, and scaring the **** outta me.
I trailered the bike home and got looking and noticed that there is a quarter sized hole in the top of my radiator. it kinda looks like it was shot with a gun from the inside out.
So, i clearly need a new radiator. I would also like to replace my cap and thermostat because that is probably the problem.
There was no oil in the coolant at all, but it was definately old looking. My fan works fine.
Other than the new parts mentioned and a coolant flush, is there anything else i should or shouldnt do?
Also....anyone got any of the mentioned parts for sale?? I refuse to pay 400+ for a new rad
thanks in advance,