So my bike is now down at carter!#!@$@! as the guys at honda center were too busy to look at it anytime soon. This is what happened. I was attempting to change the coolant. Last time I did this the wax unit that regulates the idle "melted" away so that the bike would idel at 4000+ rpm as it warmed up. I was told that I had not changed the collant properly. This time I followed the instructions from my shiny new service manual.
1. Drain the coolant.
2. Drain, flush, and refill the reserve tank.
3. Slowly fill the radiator allowing air to escape.
4. Run engine for 2-3 min with the rad cap OFF.
5. "Snap the throttle a couple times" to draw collant into the system and eleminate air pockets.
6. Top off radiator+reserve tank and replace cap.
When I restarted the bike and let it get up to temp I was watching for signs for my previous problem. The idle sat at 2000 (normal when cold) and then as the temp passed 65 rather than settling down to 12-1300 it started to climb towards 4000. The new oil in the bike became clouded and then I knew that I was f---ked again. Bike on the trailer, down to carter.
What did I do wrong!
The system was never short of coolant, in fact it was practicly spilling out of the rads the entire time.
Not once did any coolant move in or out of the reserve tank. In fact the coolant I drained from the tank was perfect. <-- i think this means that the system is not ulitlizing the reseve tank.
I NEED to work this out. I have done dozens of coolant flushes on cars (mostly mercs, bmws and other luxury cars). If I cant change my own coolant without melting parts of the bike I better put my name on the list for a ford focus.