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Old 06-11-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question about the RADIATOR !!!

Yesterday I was riding down on hw6 and realized my bike was running very hot. so i pulled over and cut the bike off. Alota of liquid spilled out of radiator bottle i think that is. And it was boiling. I was wondering if i should add more coolant and its doing so because there isnt enough? Or thats prety normal?

For the coolant, does it matter which one. Car coolant would work or no?

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You should only use coolant specific to motorcycles. What temperature was your bike running?
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Your bike shouldn't overheat while riding. Adding water will address a symptom and not the problem.
1st how is your coolant to water ratio?
2nd what kind of bike


Most Bikes run up to 210 under normal conditions water (w/o antifreeze) boils at 212.
Coolant does 4 jobs. It raises waters boiling temp, it provides lubrication for cooling system, it prevents buildup of corrosion, and of course according to the name keeps water from freezing at 32 degrees. With that in mind I run Honda genuine coolant in ever bike and car I own. It is blue and can be bought at any Honda car dealership.
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what is the fluid level in you overflow reservoir?
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:54 PM   #5
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When was your bike last serviced and by who?
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First bike. Just bought a few weeks ago. And its running about 210-212. and water is below the line.

so white bottle is for water? and colant goes in the radiator obviously.
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First bike. Just bought a few weeks ago. And its running about 210-212. and water is below the line.

so white bottle is for water? and colant goes in the radiator obviously.
white bottle is for water/coolant mix. You can also buy it pre-mixed. Read your owner's manual
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First bike. Just bought a few weeks ago. And its running about 210-212. and water is below the line.

so white bottle is for water? and colant goes in the radiator obviously.
It's probably a weak mix. You need to take it in and have the cooling system drained and filled and bled for air. Don't try this yourself because you can have air trapped in critical parts of the engine/cooling system.
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It's probably a weak mix. You need to take it in and have the cooling system drained and filled and bled for air. Don't try this yourself because you can have air trapped in critical parts of the engine/cooling system.
I work on my car all the time and did bleed my own brake oil. Think its any tougher then that?

Used bike didnt come with owners manual. Any specific brand you suggest?
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I work on my car all the time and did bleed my own brake oil. Think its any tougher then that?

Used bike didnt come with owners manual. Any specific brand you suggest?
If your bike is worth more than the cost of an owner's manual, I would order one.

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FWIW, I use the Prestone Antifreeze 50/50 mix (yellow bottle). Been using it for years as well as many others I chat with on the CBRForum. No accounts of problems.

Just make sure on the back label it specifically mentions that it is silicate free and safe for aluminum engines. If you're in doubt, feel free to use moto specific antifreeze!!

And yes, it's easier and faster to bleed moto brake fluid than on a car.
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DL a manual for free online. Just do a search. It could be as simple as your cap not holding pressure. The white bottle is just the over flow. You need to top off the radiator AND fill the overflow to the line.
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FWIW, I use the Prestone Antifreeze 50/50 mix (yellow bottle). Been using it for years as well as many others I chat with on the CBRForum. No accounts of problems.

Just make sure on the back label it specifically mentions that it is silicate free and safe for aluminum engines. If you're in doubt, feel free to use moto specific antifreeze!!

And yes, it's easier and faster to bleed moto brake fluid than on a car.
I use prestine for my car, I guess i could use that, i mean coolant is a coolant i think but ya as long its safe for aluminum engine.

and any links to a 04 gsxr 600 manual? Really appreciate it!
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