Putting it back together after installing a new head gasket
All together after my first ride with my new head gasket (sorry for the blurry pic)
After playing in a little mud
This seemed much higher in person than it looks in this picture
Ok now that I have the pics out of the way let me fill you in on the problems I'm having. It is overheating like crazy. I replaced the head gasket and it overheated and blew another one fairly quickly after. Before it blew the first head gasket it was spewing coolant out of the overflow after it would warm up. I could still ride it for a few hours at a time though. Before I blew the last head gasket it was doing the same thing but I could only ride for about 15 minutes and it would overheat. Is the water pump the problem? I bought a new one and it should be here on Monday. I already have another new head gasket for it (my second new one). I just want to make sure I'm not missing something. The cooling fan has a bad bearing in it but it still runs. It is just a little weak. I mostly ride at 30mph and above so I didn't think it would be a big deal if I wait a week or 2 to get a new cooling fan motor.
This is my first ATV. I am very good at fixing cars so I understand how they work. I know I can do all the work on it myself. I don't know everything it needs maintenance wise. I might need help there. I plan to buy a Haynes manual for it soon.