What is the best anti freeze to run in my Gl1100i


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What is the best anti freeze to run in my Gl1100i

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Honda shop many miles away,, what type of Antifreeze is best to run in my 83 GL1100 I. ????
I need to add some and buy couple extra quarts.


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A basic coolant that's silicate free. I've been using a Wal-Mart brand one. Sounds like you don't know what's in there already, so I'd just do a full flush or two with distilled water and then refill with whatever coolant you decide to buy.
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Re: What is the best anti freeze to run in my Gl1100i

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Somebody here wrote to Prestone, the response was that good ol' Green Prestone full-strength is silicate-free, even though it doesn't say so on the Jug. Jug has no mention of silicates at all.
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Re: What is the best anti freeze to run in my Gl1100i

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velvetrider wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:59 pm Honda shop many miles away,, what type of Antifreeze is best to run in my 83 GL1100 I. ????
I need to add some and buy couple extra quarts.
I suggest Honda car antifreeze. It appears that there is a Honda dealer in Huntersville, NC, Statesville, NC and Salisbury, NC. I don't imagine they are too far away from Mooresville. The automotive antifreeze is compatible to the motorcycle antifreeze.
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Re: What is the best anti freeze to run in my Gl1100i

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Prestone 50/50 premix, which is silicate free, is fine.
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velvetrider wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:59 pm Honda shop many miles away,, what type of Antifreeze is best to run in my 83 GL1100 I. ????
I need to add some and buy couple extra quarts.
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/o- ... eeze&pos=4

this is what me and several friends have been running in our wings for several years with no issues. mine are 80 and 83, while my friends are a mix of 1500s and 1800s.
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Re: What is the best anti freeze to run in my Gl1100i

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I've had no problems using WalMart coolant. Probably made by Prestone, etc. anyway. Specs are identical from one brand to the next.


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