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Well s most of you know I have been fighting a cooling / overheating problem for the last two months. I had damaged the low mile radiator and replaced it with a used one from ebay. After taking the cooling system apart a few times, I was amazed at how much gunk and build up a bike could have with only 3100 miles but sat for 25 years. After replacing nearly everything I finally took my low mileage radiator to a shop and had it welded and cleaned out. The total cost was 45.00. Now, after reinstalling it and two rides, it runs perfect and does not overheat with the temp gauge just slightly right of center even in 90 degree heat. I feel like doing back flips but at 53 that is not happening. I also polished the scratches out of the tank and side covers, polished the chrome and touched up the frame a little. It looks nearly new now. The wheels need a lot of attention and I have not had time to clean them yet. And for it to be perfect, I would paint the engine and polish all of the aluminum on the bike. I had though about selling it and just have not made up my mind on that yet. It looks like a 3200 mile bike now. Thanks to everyone who helped me through this process as I was very frustrated at not being able to solve a simple problem quickly.