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Cracked coolant reservoir

I found a small crack on my reservoir, near the bottom, that I patched for the moment with electrical tape. Anyone know what could of caused this? I have the '89 VN 750 and I'm sure it's never been replaced so age probably had something to do with this but I just want to avoid it in the future if possible.
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I found a small crack on my reservoir, near the bottom, that I patched for the moment with electrical tape. Anyone know what could of caused this? I have the '89 VN 750 and I'm sure it's never been replaced so age probably had something to do with this but I just want to avoid it in the future if possible.
You're probably right about the age thing - it'd be hard for something (like a rock) to get up there and crack it, and there's really no place nearby where you could torque a bolt (like the one that attaches the reservoir tank to the frame) and split the plastic. Electrical tape seems like it might not hold for long, though - Forum members, could one of the sealants work on this? Like the RTV stuff?

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Where is the crack, is it by a seam?
You could clean and dry it then try to use a flexable 2 part epoxy would be the best I think.
If you can put some on the inside and outside that would be better.
If you can get the the inside with a stick or screwdriver.

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I called my dealer today and they are ordering one for me. It only cost 31 bucks so it's not that big of a deal. I love how easy it is to find parts for these bikes!
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Where is the crack, is it by a seam?
You could clean and dry it then try to use a flexable 2 part epoxy would be the best I think.
If you can put some on the inside and outside that would be better.
If you can get the the inside with a stick or screwdriver.
It's right near the bottom on the right side, not along the seam, on the flat surface. It's definitely old, I can see stress cracks on the top of the tank also. A replacement is definitely needed.

Thanks for the quick suggestion though !
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HOW ODD!!! Mine just sprang a leak too!! right at where you look through to see the fluid level! I did a quick patch with good ol duc-tape..
Only found it when I added water to it to bring it up!
Got replacement from Ron Ayers for 26.10 + shipping.... so while I was at it I ordered the Iridium plugs! 6.70 each and no more shipping cost than the tank alone!

It will be an easy fix... but will do a drain and flush of cooling system while I'm there.

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