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Old 03-22-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation *CAN I PUT ANY COOLANT IN MY BIKE?*

I have a 2007 zzr600 and need to put some coolant in my bike, question is can i put any kind of coolant in? car coolant? bike coolant? etc
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:50 PM   #2
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DO NOT utilize auto anti-freeze. Get something M/C specific.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:56 PM   #3
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i thought ethylene glycol was ethylene glycol. Check your manual. Just don't use that funky orange antifreeze for gm vehicles.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:00 PM   #4
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i think bike antifreeze is diff. cuz of the aluminum in the engine blocks. i used premixed honda stuff.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:06 PM   #5
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The coolant needs to be silica free because of the aluminum. If in doubt use motorcycle specific.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:09 PM   #6
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oh ok. never knew there was a difference.
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:44 PM   #7
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You can get the coolant shown in the link below from Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. Seems to be working well for me in my bike so far and it's pre-mixed, so just pour it in. Patrick also told me to add Water Wetter (see 2nd link)
http://www.maximausa.com/products/misc/coolanol.asp
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Yeah the honda mix is specifically for m/c's. if you dont get that one, get the silica free like t.dubya said
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:20 AM   #9
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...I guess I'm screwed. I used some auto coolant in my bike and have ran 3 track days on it. Seems to be working just fine. I mean, an engine is an engine. A MC engine just turns at a higher RPM.
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You can get the coolant shown in the link below from Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. Seems to be working well for me in my bike so far and it's pre-mixed, so just pour it in. Patrick also told me to add Water Wetter (see 2nd link)
http://www.maximausa.com/products/misc/coolanol.asp
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good info thanx..........
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:29 AM   #12
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http://www.engineice.cc/products.html it's like $20 and you only need one jug, i tested the water wetter a year ago and didn't notice anything on the streets
+1 Water wetter is the way to go, especially if you ever take it to the track. No one likes the jerk who crashed and left some slippery ethylene glycol on the track. (beleive me I've been the jerk. Well, actually I had replaced it but just hadn't flushed the system so there was still glycol in the system.)
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