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Old 04-01-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Where to purchase fluids locally?

Hi guys,

Recently purchased an 08 GSX-R750 with 11k miles and I need to change out fluids. The bike idles all the way up to 250+ degrees, so I want to flush the coolant and test it again to see if there are any issues.

I've done numerous searches here and other forums, and have decided to go with Red Line Water Wetter + distilled water.

As far as oil and filter, I'm still undecided on what to use. I see that a lot of people use Mobil 1 Synthetic or Motul. Filter, thinking about K&N. I'm located in the Southwest in Stafford (near 59 and 8). Would much rather buy locally if I can and just trying to figure out what is available should I buy local. A friend of mine said to check out Bill at WWH, which is a bit of a drive but I wouldn't mind.

Recommendations on oil/fluids or any shops around, please give me a shout.

Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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Wild West Honda always hooks it up with all my fluids. And parts as well
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Thanks. Looks like I may need to make a drive out there. Also, in this Houston heat, is it better to use 20w50 as opposed to the 10w40 recommendation?
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Hi guys,

Recently purchased an 08 GSX-R750 with 11k miles and I need to change out fluids. The bike idles all the way up to 250+ degrees, so I want to flush the coolant and test it again to see if there are any issues.

I've done numerous searches here and other forums, and have decided to go with Red Line Water Wetter + distilled water.

As far as oil and filter, I'm still undecided on what to use. I see that a lot of people use Mobil 1 Synthetic or Motul. Filter, thinking about K&N. I'm located in the Southwest in Stafford (near 59 and 8). Would much rather buy locally if I can and just trying to figure out what is available should I buy local. A friend of mine said to check out Bill at WWH, which is a bit of a drive but I wouldn't mind.

Recommendations on oil/fluids or any shops around, please give me a shout.

Thanks!
Do your fans come on?
250 is way too hot. Your fans should come on at 217-220 and the temp should go down slightly till you get moving again.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:58 PM   #6
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250 is HOT. Hope a fluid change brings it back down to 225 ish
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what side of town on your on? we're at 610 and telephone and keep a pretty good stock of fluids.
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I'm about to change fluids too. Someone mentioned Purple Ice, anyone have any feedback?
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Engine ice?
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Water wetter has no anti-freeze properties. Houston doesn't get below freezing very often, but it will occasionally. For street bikes, you'd better off with using traditional anti-freeze, but mix it at less than the 50:50 ratio. Somthing like 60:40 or even 70:30 (more water than antifreeze) would give you better heat transfer, but still have good freeze protection.

I use Engines Ice on my track bunny, but that's only because some organizations or tracks require it.
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Yup just let them know you are on Motohouston

And 10w40 is fine
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Do your fans come on?
250 is way too hot. Your fans should come on at 217-220 and the temp should go down slightly till you get moving again.
Depending on where you are any of the forum sponsors can get you taken care of, just mention you're with MH when you go in.
Fan comes on but not until about 250. I'm hoping it is due to being very low on oil and old coolant.

I'm in the southwest; not many shops around here besides cyclegear and mancuso.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:31 AM   #16
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you got more problems then coolant and oil with that temp.
I'm hoping not. I had time today to take off the fairings and saw that the reservoir was completely dry and oil is minimal. Definitely needs fluids.
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If you are going to do all the work yourself, then the price of fluids is not really worth driving too far for, won't be a huge difference. There are several places on south 59 between the beltway and 610 that should have what you need. If the shop is going to do the work, then i get a bit more picky and it becomes worth the drive to go to folks who will take care of you and not need a loan to pick up your bike.
I live in downtown and take my bikes up to Motorcycles Unlimited and have Patrick go over them.
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Going to try to do everything myself. Does Stubbs 59 have MH discount for parts?
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Do you own a phone? I posted their number. You could call them and ask
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