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1985 Honda Aspencade 76,000 Miles

THIS IS A 1985 HONDA ASPENCADE WITH "ONLY" 76,000 MILES ON HER..
1: I TOOK MY CAMPER TRAILER DOWN TO A SHOP (89 Deg. Temp.). On the way my temp. was one notch below Red. On the way home it was again one notch below Red except on the return trip I had left my trailer at the shop so that they can get some parts to save me driving with no lights. On the return she was again one notch below red.
So I get home and let her idle and she immediately goes into the Red kicking out fluid from the cooling reservoir over fill.
I let her cool for 2 hours and try again and up she goes again even with me having an electric fan run on the engine. This time, as the last time the Coolant in the reservoir bottle was Bubbling as in Boiling, and steam was coming out the overflow.
While at the dealership earlier because of the over heating coming in, I checked the overflow (the bike/trike was cooled way down) and the coolant was WAY below the Lower line. I filled it up with water and a little anti freeze to the full line.
Now upon checking it at home it is back down below the Lower line.... So I waited and This time I waited until it was cold (Yup it was quite dark) and it went right back to the Red.

"I DID NOT HEAR THE FAN ON AFTER EACH SHUT DOWN OF THE MOTOR WHEN HITTING RED!!
BUT IT SURE WAS BOILING GOOD....

WHAT DO I DO???? PLEASE HELP!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

Should I;
1: Flush the Coolant out and buy new HONDA stuff?? If so do I buy the Honda stuff or regular car stuff?
2: If you say yes to flushing do I need to buy a Cleaner of some sort to run in it then drain and put new stuff in?
3: Put my legs between my legs and kiss them goodbye????
4: Is the engine on the way out? It had been running fine with NO over heating....

I have owned this Trike for 2 months now and the previous owner let her sit in a garage for 2++ years as she had failed the driving test and did not want to sell it.... It had been running on three cylinders, (Plugs helped), lack of acceleration, back firing, running rough etc. So I was advised to put Sea Foam in to clean the engine up and get rid of 2++ years of sitting....

**** :) before I did that I took into my local Honda shop and spent 700 on a complete service with new everything; Plugs, timing belts, coolant, brake/clutch reservoirs, safety checks and just about everything including charging system, I think you get the drift.

I have put "Sea Foam" into the fuel to clean the engine up, but (There is that Big **** again) the original problem happened long before I put that in there. I have so far (Had to stop as it got dark), pulled the breather box and it was okay and now I am waiting for you.

I AM MOST DEFINITELY LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR ANSWER. I need her this weekend and especially next due to it being Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day and I have to help with my other club on a booth for 3 days at the Veterans Museum in Chehalis, WA. As a 100% Disabled Vet I am needed....

I HOPE I HAVE GIVEN YOU ENOUGH INFO TO HELP ME....

PLEASE REPLY TO MY EMAIL OF; k9code4@dishmail.net

K9 Bob Sgt. United States Army Retired 100% Disabled Veteran GO ARMY!

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Well, has anyone checked the engine thermostat valve? it may be holding the fluid in the block until it steams out.

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