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Old 01-11-2007, 09:24 AM   #1
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640 Adv Coolant

Wanted to ask the inmates if they use Motorex or something else?

I am going to do a drain and flush and wanted to hear what you alls are using..
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:52 PM   #2
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I use "Engine Ice" in my KTM and all my other liquid cooled bikes, like it.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:01 PM   #3
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i use the motul motocool. any big name brand of 50/50 will work.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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honda pre mix
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
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I use Golden-Spectro pre-mix. It's expensive so it must be good...
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:45 PM   #6
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I always use the Honda stuff - premixed, no silicates, etc. - basically a good quality straight EG available virtually everywhere at a reasonable price.

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Old 01-11-2007, 09:46 PM   #7
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Harley-Davidson V-Rod coolant. It's orange, so it must be good.

No... really, that's what I use. Honest.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:11 AM   #8
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Y'all change your coolant?
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:04 AM   #9
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Here is a must-read article on coolants. If you never add or change coolant, don't bother reading it, because you are past help ;)

http://www.motor.com/MAGAZINE/Pdf/082004_04.pdf

I use Toyota Red coolant in my EXC, mainly because it's very high quality and also what I have on hand for my truck. Any regular, non-silicate ethylene glycol coolant will work. You have to read the lable carefully, or the article, to find out which ones are not advisable.

Don't use an extended life coolant. Just change it every year or two, max.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:10 AM   #10
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you are past help ;)
True enough, true enough...

p.s. using Jap coolant in an Austrian bike contravenes the Geneva Convention
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:22 AM   #11
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Yes, you have to use coolant squeezed from an orange tree (at the top of an Austrian mountain by cloistered monks at 10:01 PM during the Summer Solstice) in a KTM, don't you ?
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:29 AM   #12
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Yes, you have to use coolant squeezed from an orange tree (at the top of an Austrian mountain by cloistered monks at 10:01 PM during the Summer Solstice) in a KTM, don't you ?
only way to go.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:35 AM   #13
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Yes, you have to use coolant squeezed from an orange tree (at the top of an Austrian mountain by cloistered monks at 10:01 PM during the Summer Solstice) in a KTM, don't you ?
Yes to everything but the cloistered part...
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:53 AM   #14
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Here is a must-read article on coolants. If you never add or change coolant, don't bother reading it, because you are past help ;)

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it right? I was just waiting for my bike to start overheating...
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:43 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by tirebiter
I use "Engine Ice" in my KTM and all my other liquid cooled bikes, like it.
Engine Ice for me too. Seems to work, bike never over heats...
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