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coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby idflyit » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:31 pm



while im doing the belts,seems a good time to flush the coolant...the bike only has 12thou miles on it...I dumper the OME anti-freeze...nice bright green...no trash or junk in it....Any tips on how to do the flush???? thx to all in advance



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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:41 pm

That SPOOKY I was just about to ask the same question ???? :oops:

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:52 pm

Don't use corrosive flush compounds meant for cars. I drain the coolant, refill with distilled water, run it for a bit, drain and refill with new distilled water, run it for a bit again, drain and refill with coolant. I get a few gallon bottles of distilled water beforehand in order to do this.

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:20 pm

do,s it have to be distilled water ??? :?:

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:26 pm

Tap or well water MAY have minerals in it that once boiled out could leave residue inside the radiator.
That could eventually plug it up and cause a lack of cooling...
Distilled water is pretty cheap ...
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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:35 pm

OK THEN OFF DOWN THE DIY SHOP WE GO :D

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:56 pm

david607 wrote:OK THEN OFF DOWN THE DIY SHOP WE GO :D


You can buy distilled water in the grocery store here, it's quite cheap.

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:28 am

Well its 8 dollers a gallon here so thats 16 bucks down but she is worth it :lol:

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby silverado6x6 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:14 am

$8 dollars for distilled water? Wow that is pricey, even here in Alaska where everything is more expensive as gallon of distilled water from Walmart is like $1.75 or so, even the white vinegar is cheap, it's the safest to use WITH distilled water for a soak and drain.
I personally use Peak Global Lifetime in the gold jug, straight coolant that I premix with distilled water. Coolant must be silicate free.
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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:18 am

david607 wrote:Well its 8 dollers a gallon here so thats 16 bucks down but she is worth it :lol:


8 Dollars a gallon!!! We can buy it here for about one tenth that price - I know our local Costco has gallon jugs for about 80 cents!

I know England is expensive, but that's ridiculous!

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:52 am

david607 wrote:Well its 8 dollers a gallon here so thats 16 bucks down but she is worth it :lol:


Wow -- Sorry about that... but you do own a GOLDwing ... they are not cheap :geek:
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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:06 am

All i will say on the fact is TAX TAX TAX anyone want to give me a GREEN Ticket :lol:

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby Blinky » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:21 am

$8 a gallon!!!! Kind of makes a guy want to consider putting a bucket under the downspout and waiting for a good rain. Does it rain over there?

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Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:01 pm

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:21 pm

Rain Rain Heck some days we need the Ark and a load of Animals :D we live in North Yorkshire so will get a gallon of rain in on night and the thing on the making water well the one how needs to be obeyed will go nuts if i did that to her kettle :D

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby silverado6x6 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:07 pm

Yeah but is your rain water actually good? What if it's full of volcanic ash say from that Iceland volcano that erupted? Granted you can easily filter it out with coffee filters. That is if you have coffee filters, tea filters?
It's just that nearly all water cooled motorcycle engines are very sensitive to the coolant in them, much more so of the older ones, and the water pump seals when they go out can allow coolant into the oil. Best to take it seriously about the water, a good flush will use 3 gallons for two fills and drains I think.
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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:45 pm

Right now skint after buying the two jugs of distilled water so how do you get the fluid out of the expatiation tank with out taking it out ???????? :( come the guys in the USA answer that one lol :D

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:08 pm

david607 wrote:Right now skint after buying the two jugs of distilled water so how do you get the fluid out of the expatiation tank with out taking it out ???????? :( come the guys in the USA answer that one lol :D


Shop vac. :) Sucks all the gunk and sludge out of the bottom of it as well. I just duct-taped a smaller hose onto the end of the shop vac.

If you don't have a shop vac, you can use a hose and just siphon it out.

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:15 pm

MityVac -- hand pump it out ... Harbor Freight has it for about $40

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:16 pm

A shop vac is that like a dyson ???? The wife as one of them in the house I dont want to drink the stuff if i have to syphon the fluid off Thanks again Guys :)

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:35 am

Heck now i cant fint the right coolent how hard can it be to change the coolent I now it should be silicant free cant seen to find any here in the UK ??? any UK rider advise which thay use over here Please :(

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:04 pm

Seems we have you there guys and girls lol

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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby redial » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:40 pm

Hey David607, let Google be your friend.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Comma-XSR1L-Xst ... B004G39C4M

and there is Mobil, amongst others, with a similar product. It appears that Red is better than Green coloured coolant for being silicate free.

Remember, if you purchase the concentrate use clean (not acid/dirty rain) rainwater, distilled, or de-mineralised water to make up the correct proportions.
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Re: coolant system flush 1999 1/2 1500

Postby david607 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:03 am

GREAT ADVISE LEN THANK YOU AMAZON TO THE RESCUE :D




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