Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Minden, Nebraska
Coolant Leak or Normal Dissapation?
I brought a 2002 VN750, with only 6300 miles on it from a the local motorcycle dealer on June 25th. I've put 1,000 miles on it so far and this weekend I noticed the differential cover(if that's what it is called) was leaking black fluid over the rear wheel. I emailed the owner and he said they would take it in to look at it, I would have to call and make an appointment on Tuesday when they opened.
The next day, (yesterday) the temp gauge was getting all the way to the right white line before the red zone. I pulled over and the coolant reservoir was completely empty. I filled it up with water and the needle stayed right to the left of the thermostat icon the whole trip home.
My question is, is there a coolant leak that needs to be taken care of, or is that just normal use after 1000 miles? Do I need them to look at it while it is being serviced?