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Old 06-17-2012, 05:15 AM   #1
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Coolant question

So my bike has a very slight leak where the left hand radiator hose attaches to the motor. It only seems to leak when the bike gets above 200 F, but anyway I've ordered new hoses and those are on the way.

However, in the mean time I noticed that my coolant level is low, so my question is can I just add more coolant and fill it back to where it should be and then flush the whole system and put fresh coolant in when the new hoses get here? I'd like to avoid flushing it twice.

The bike is rideable how it is, though I do notice that it fluctuates between 187 and 189 more often, it use to stay at 187 all the time. It also tends to heat up quicker when in slow or stop and go traffic. I just want to curb this behavior till I get my new hose put on.

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Old 06-17-2012, 05:57 AM   #2
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Re: Coolant question

187? Mine runs 184 when its 100 out side. Yes refill
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:29 AM   #3
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Re: Coolant question

Once you get the hose and take the old one off look at where the hose attaches. Make sure it is clean and no build up is on it before putting on the new hose.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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Re: Coolant question

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187? Mine runs 184 when its 100 out side. Yes refill
hmm yeah Mines ran at 187 ever since I had it. So it's safe to just dump more coolant in with the old stuff? That's what I was wondering about, this is my first water-cooled bike.


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Once you get the hose and take the old one off look at where the hose attaches. Make sure it is clean and no build up is on it before putting on the new hose.
I'm going to be bringing it to a shop to have it done, one of the guys that works there is a TL expert so hopefully they'll do that that, I'm pretty certain she will be in good hands.

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Re: Coolant question

Don't mix the pink and green coolant.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
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Re: Coolant question

Just to add to the don't mix pink and green. I worked at a chev dealer for a couple of years and I won't put that pink crap (dex-cool if you didn't know) in anything. I saw so many gummed up coolant passages that I switched my pickup from pink to green.
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