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02-14-2019 03:53 PM
flexiflyer Over the years of using/testing various coolants we settled on the Pro Honda. Which is the same as the Honda auto premix available at much less cost. The auto is just true "asian blue" coolant rather than being dyed green. HG Coolant (TYP2 Blue) , gal part# OL999-9011
02-14-2019 01:58 PM
rodent64
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Originally Posted by PaddyD View Post
price

Correct !, price. I had a Vespa 300 that used the special tourist inflated price coolant. Learned from other Vespa owners that conventional coolant had couagulated in their system. The times are a changing-along with chemicals. It looks like Polaris uses the common ( green stuff), that has been around forever.
If in doubt, google the MSDS sheet for whoever’s coolant, and compare ingredients. That is what I do anymore.
02-14-2019 10:16 AM
PaddyD
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Originally Posted by masterlink View Post
what is the difference between motorcycle coolant vs. Auto antifreeze ??thanks in advance oh learned ones'!!!!!!!!!

price
02-13-2019 07:02 PM
rodent64 Not that the KLR would require one of the “ special” coolant types ,probably can use the common green stuff-don’t really know- but- there is “Oat” organic acid Technology, then “Hoat” a hybrid organic acid Technology and “ Iat” Inorganic acid technology coolant that auto AND some MC makers use. Matching color doesn’t always mean it’s correct. Mixing can create a jello type result in some. There are probably (5) variations, many because of their specific additives, with or without silica, not just because of aluminum components, but pump seals, even gasket type. PITA right?. Some manufactures state you MUST flush old coolant out because even the newer replacement may no be 100% compatible with their older ( samebrand) product- great. Huh ?. So it costs more but I just buy from the dealer and then complain or whine about it for a while ( sometimes this helps). Geeeez...
04-25-2017 09:08 PM
dan filipi
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Without researching this topic, I was always under the impression "Dexcool" was only supposed to be used in engines requiring "Dexcool" and not to be mixed with regular antifreeze. Again, I didn't research this. I saw your post and immedietely typed this.
I've read the same.

Rather than take any chance since the bike is under a 2 year warranty, I used picking up a quart of the green gold from kaw dealer an excuse for a ride.
04-25-2017 05:40 PM
Back2Kawi
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Originally Posted by dan filipi View Post
I have about the right amount needed of left over Dexcool 50/50. Okay to put that in?
Without researching this topic, I was always under the impression "Dexcool" was only supposed to be used in engines requiring "Dexcool" and not to be mixed with regular antifreeze. Again, I didn't research this. I saw your post and immedietely typed this.
04-25-2017 04:00 PM
campfire I've got a Toyota, and the wife a Lexus so I always keep some late model Toyota coolant around. Just installed a Thermo-Bob kit and flushed out the system and filled it with that stuff.
All the newer coolant is aluminum safe anymore.
04-25-2017 03:51 PM
dan filipi I have about the right amount needed of left over Dexcool 50/50. Okay to put that in?
04-25-2017 08:31 AM
dan filipi
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Originally Posted by justjeff View Post
Out of curiosity what does it say in your owner's manual Dan?
JJ
It says "Add coolant". No brand, spec. etc
04-24-2017 10:37 PM
justjeff Out of curiosity what does it say in your owner's manual Dan?
JJ
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