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So finally got my new to me 2014 valkyrie home on Friday. They told me it was all serviced. So I wanted to change it over to amsoil anyway. Once I dropped the oil plug I noticed right away the oil was a different color. I figured maybe they didn't change the oil like they said and it's just Condensation from starting it up and shutting it down ....but this looks much different...I'm thinking head gasket . If they changes the oil they should have noticed this right way . Have people had problems with head gaskets at 2600 miles ? Pissed
 

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No head gasket problem that I have heard of on these. I would change the oil, run it for a few hours rides to get it upto temp and drive off any condensate. Then check again. Also drain the condensate drain tube at the left front head location.
 

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I don't have a manual...which side is the Reservoir on And radiator cap? Is it on the side with the key or other side
 

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It is on the right side. Radiator cap. You would have to remove the cowl to get to it. There is a bottle to check level under the bike. Remove the left hand lower cover to get to it.
 

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What should the over flow level be at? Should I check it up right or on the stand ...hot or cold ? Thanks for the help ....the over flow was empty
 

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it has a dipstick. Check the coolant level of the reserve tank with the
engine running at normal operating temperature.
Remove the left engine side cover (page 2-4).
Support the motorcycle in an upright position.
Remove the reserve tank cap/dipstick [1].
The level should be between the upper [2] and lower [3]
level holes on the dipstick.
If the level is low, fill the tank to the upper level hole with
a 1:1 mixture of distilled water and anti-freeze.
RECOMMENDED ANTIFREEZE:
Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent high
quality ethylene glycol antifreeze containing
corrosion protection inhibitors
Check to see if there are any coolant leaks if the coolant
level decreases very rapidly.
If the reserve tank becomes completely empty, there is
a possibility of air getting into the cooling system.
Be sure to remove all air from the cooling system

You should really get a manual for this bike.
 

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That definitely has coolant in it. Oil turns that colour with water, or coolant in it. The oil should be a dark brown to black in colour. Do not ride it and bring it to the dealer. The coolant is coming from somewhere.

The most common cause of this is a failure of the cylinder head to engine block gasket. However, it is not always the source of the coolant contamination. It is possible that the cylinder head or engine block could be warped or cracked, but highly unlikely.
 

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So finally got my new to me 2014 valkyrie home on Friday. They told me it was all serviced. So I wanted to change it over to amsoil anyway. Once I dropped the oil plug I noticed right away the oil was a different color. I figured maybe they didn't change the oil like they said and it's just Condensation from starting it up and shutting it down ....but this looks much different...I'm thinking head gasket . If they changes the oil they should have noticed this right way . Have people had problems with head gaskets at 2600 miles ? Pissed
What happened with the oil being this color? Curious what was the end result?
 
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