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Old 10-21-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Question Suggested coolant fluid?

What is the recommended coolant for a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R600? Is there anything I can buy at any local auto parts store, or do I have to go to the dealership for the fluid?

Funny thing is I never had to change or add any coolant to any of my previously owned bikes.
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If your bike is 5 years old I'd recommend draining, flushing and refilling the cooling system.
You'll want to run a 50/50 mix of anti freeze and distilled water.
Make sure the anti-freeze you buy is aluminum engine specific.
Once you fill the system let it run for a bit with the cap off and then "burp" the system.
Once the thermostat opens the level will drop a bit.
Top off the system and put the cap on.
Take and clean out your overflow reservoir and fill it to level as well.
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If your bike is 5 years old I'd recommend draining, flushing and refilling the cooling system.
You'll want to run a 50/50 mix of anti freeze and distilled water.
Make sure the anti-freeze you buy is aluminum engine specific.
Once you fill the system let it run for a bit with the cap off and then "burp" the system.
Once the thermostat opens the level will drop a bit.
Top off the system and put the cap on.
Take and clean out your overflow reservoir and fill it to level as well.
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Patrick, I would take my bike to you but I'm all the way in the Austin area for school right now. I got a question: Do you have any recommendations for what I should use to flush the system, or should I just use distilled water for that?
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were in houston, no need for antifreeze,
distilled water and a water wetter has always been my choice
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #7
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Lookin for a good write up for coolant flush... Anybody have any links handy?
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:24 PM   #8
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You can use Youtube to find videos like this one,


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General Instructions. ( I'm not liable for any work that was not done correctly on your motorcycle)


1.) Place a bucket or pan under the motorcycle to catch the used coolant.

2.) Remove the coolant drain bolt from the underneath of the motorcycle. Allow the coolant to drain out completely. This shouldn't take long.

3.) Use a clean rag to remove any debris or contaminants from the coolant drain bolt.

4.) Replace the drain bolt.

5.) Open the coolant cap (usually located just under the front fairing of the motorcycle).

6.) Pour in the amount of motorcycle antifreeze suggested in your motorcycle's owner's manual.

7.) Replace the coolant cap. To seal it tightly, make sure the cap is twisted completely.

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Awesome! Thanks, bud...
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Awesome! Thanks, bud...
No problem, I got this one from a Honda write-up

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Hi,
I recently changed the coolant in my Honda. This is the method I used.
1) Drain coolant from water pump and from engine block.
2) I Then plugged up both drain holes and filled radiator with distilled water only. *I did not start the engine*
3) I then drained from the water pump ONLY. I did this procedure twice.
4) Filled the radiator with a 50:50 pre-mixed coolant.
5) bled air by running engine without cap.
6) added coolant mixture to reserve bottle & topped off radiator.

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