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    Recommended Coolant?

    I am going to top up the coolant. What brand name do you guys recommend? I saw this: Motul Motocool Expert 25 Coolant Liquid - Canada's Motorcycle

    I also saw boosters AMSOIL DominatorŪ Coolant Boost do you think it is ok to use them?

    It is ok to mix with existing coolant right?

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    Just match the color (green) and make sure it's aluminum block coolant, which if its motorcycle coolant it is.

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    I just use premixed Honda brand and make all of the questions go away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hmcp88 View Post
    Just match the color (green) and make sure it's aluminum block coolant, which if its motorcycle coolant it is.
    And be sure it is silicate free to avoid damage to the water pump and seals.

    The Honda stuff is pricey, but for no more volume than this cooling system holds, just keep it simple and buy the Honda stuff. There are cheaper options out there, but there is no "performance" to be gained by using anything more expensive than the Honda brand.

    Could this become Oil Thread's first cousin?

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    It is premium cost compared to the brands at an auto parts store but buying Honda Type II premix coolant at a Honda automobile dealer is cheaper than Honda MC branded premix stuff and it is the same coolant. I pay about $13 a gallon for it at the Honda car dealership.
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    It's funny how consumables for cars are way cheaper than for bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk2n View Post
    It's funny how consumables for cars are way cheaper than for bikes
    Economies of scale. Many more cars and trucks than motorcycles.

    Economies of scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    The suggestions to use Honda-branded coolant are good and simplify things for a person. Nevertheless, plain old Prestone also meets what specification(s) Honda has in the manuals for these bikes. It's silicate-free and phosphate-free, so no compatibility problems with either insanely-hard water (even though you're going to use distilled water, if you don't buy it pre-mixed) or the warranty police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dduelin View Post
    It is premium cost compared to the brands at an auto parts store but buying Honda Type II premix coolant at a Honda automobile dealer is cheaper than Honda MC branded premix stuff and it is the same coolant. I pay about $13 a gallon for it at the Honda car dealership.
    Dave, is this what you use:

    Recommended Coolant?-hondaaf-small-jpg

    This is blue stuff but somebody else mentioned green, so I'm confused. It says it's for aluminum and non-silicate/borate.

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    How does one check level of coolant?
    Do I need to check at all?
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