antifreeze change intervals


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antifreeze change intervals

Postby furnacedoc » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:34 pm



Hello fellow wing riders, My question is what is the recommended mileage to chage it , my wing is a 97 gl1500se and i have 62,000 miles on it, should i also replace the hoses or just inspect them, what antifreeze should i use? Thankx for your help. see ya on the road



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Re: antifreeze change intervals

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:43 pm

I would change it now for sure. I prefer to use the Honda brand anti-freeze which is cheaper at a car dealership than at the bike shop.

Anti-freeze preferences are as varied as motor oil.
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Re: antifreeze change intervals

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:46 pm

I live where it can get quite cold over the winter,so I want a quality antifreeze. I change out my antifreeze every 2 years. I go to the Honda car dealer parts counter and ask for Honda type 2 antifreeze. Its a little more expensive than others but I know its compatable with my engine and is made to honda quality specs. It is blue in colour and tastes horrible so you know kids and pets will not accidently drink it . 8-)
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Re: antifreeze change intervals

Postby bustedwing » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:30 pm

My hoses were all due for replacement so the antifreeze was changed also. I get the extended milage antifreeze as I dont want to have to change it any sooner than absolutly needed. I do test it quite often so I keep up on the age of my mixture as time goes by. It is more expensive to start but since I get more miles I works to my advantage.
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Re: antifreeze change intervals

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:39 pm

I change mine every other year, and inspect the hoses at the same time. I use standard Honda antifreeze, that I pick up at Cyclemax when I stop by:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/4102/56673



$7/quart isn't cheap, but you know it's exactly the right stuff, and in the overall scale of things, $30 for four quarts of coolant every couple of years isn't much money.

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Re: antifreeze change intervals

Postby newday777 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:02 am

Honda says replace at 22,500 miles so you are due to change it.
Check all the hoses and that all the clamps are tight. The clamps loosen up.
You would be wise to replace the thermostat too while doing this to save having a failed tstat and have to go back in to change it and new antifreeze again.

You can use silicate free antifreeze, Peak hi Milagros works, or get the Honda car antifreeze in a gallon jug. I use the Peak.




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