Radiator fluid level?


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Radiator fluid level?

Postby Davek80514 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:55 am



I went to test the coolant, good for -10. But I opened the radiator and the fluid level was down enough I couldn't see it. Is this normal on a cold Goldwing? Last time I had it out it did not run hot or anything near hot. The level in the overflow tank (left side while sitting on the seat) is fine. I'm a little confused.


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Re: Radiator fluid level?

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:32 pm

The fluid should be able to be seen. Mine is. The overflow should have some in it too.

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Re: Radiator fluid level?

Postby Davek80514 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:34 pm

vtxcandyred wrote:The fluid should be able to be seen. Mine is. The overflow should have some in it too.


Thanks, I filled the radiator before I left with it.
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Re: Radiator fluid level?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:08 am

Did you also fill the overflow to its proper place? After you've ridden for a while, check the levels again to make sure you aren't losing some somewhere.

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Re: Radiator fluid level?

Postby tandem54 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:13 am

I've heard you have to use Honda anti-freeze?
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Re: Radiator fluid level?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:26 am

tandem54 wrote:I've heard you have to use Honda anti-freeze?


You don't have to...but it's not that expensive, you don't need that much, and you're pretty much guaranteed it's the right stuff.




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