Overheating and sits at 2 rpms while standing still.
New rider, got a 96 vulcan vn 750, guy who had it before me had it sitting for a while. 40000 miles on it, new battery, oil changed, new coolant, spark plugs, ect..
Well to begin the first day I had the bike it was riding fine the whole day up until I parked the bike in neutral and left it running for 5mins to make a phone call. Came back to the coolant tank steaming/smoking and spewing out coolant from the cap. Let sit for awhile, put more coolant in it, then rode 90 miles with no problems. I think it was the 3rd day of riding it I rode to school without any problems which is probably like 15 milesaway but on the way back noticed my bike was heated more than usual seeing as the heat gauge was at half way. Stopped to check the coolant tank and it was full, thought maybe the gauge was broken but by the time I got to my house coolant started spewing out of the top again and my gauge arrow was on the red. Took it to a mechanic to see what the problem was he said he thinks its something to do with the front lifter and to get a used motor for parts ect. Was just trying to see if anyone has or had similar problems with a different and not as expensive solution.
After I left the machanics shop I drove my bikeback to my place but now noticed that while standing still at a light my rpms were at 2 and without giving it any gas.