Gents and Ladies too,
This is my first post after lurking here for two years since acquiring my 2001 vn 750, it now has 33,000 miles. I have developed a noise in the crankcase which now has developed several other symptoms in short order.
First, developed a slight tapping coming home the other night and the oil light came on.
Changed the oil, before riding anymore, with a new K&N filter and 10w-40 Motorcycle grade oil. Found what appeared to be some brass in the pump screen. Put it all back together and still had a slight tapping. Oil light went off and has stayed off. Strange thing is the fresh oil I put in is almost completely black, as I was filling it to full in the sight glass I noticed it was kinda dark in the sight glass. So I drained little bit into a clear container, it just appears to be really dark gray.
Started this morning, still had a light tapping, the farther from the house I went, the louder the tapping became and less power I had. I pulled over just as it stalled while idling. Bike wouldn't restart and had to have it towed the 2 miles back to the house. I noticed a small pooling of coolant on the right side of the front cylinder. Appeared to be coming from the bottom gasket of the cylinder. Coolant level is still full. There doesn't appear to be any coolant in the oil when I drained a little out to check tonight, still black.
Now tonight it will start but it has a pretty loud tapping noise.
Not real sure how all this is connected or if it is. I attached a picture of the oil but won't be able to share the link to my video of the noise until I'm at 5 posts, you know to prove I'm human and not selling stuff
Any help or insight with this would be greatly appreciated. This bike saves me $6 a day on my commute and is just a blast to ride. Help me get back out there!! Thank you in advance!!!!!!!!!
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