Changing Anti-Freeze

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Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by RoadWarrior » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:16 pm

I was wondering how much time or how many miles should elapse before you change the anti-freeze in the bike?

Also, is there a better product than Honda OEM for anti-freeze?
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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by joeracket » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:34 pm

:) :) :) ......... has to be silicate free or it will take out the water pump ........ :) :) :)

QUOTE: Choosing a motorcycle coolant should be straightforward. Motorcycle engines are made of aluminium. It stands to reason that if we chose a name brand coolant that featured compatibility with aluminium as well as 7 or 8 other metals, we'd be safe, right?
Well it turns out that we'd be wrong. At least for Honda motorcycles. Coolants do more than prevent freezing and protect from overheating. They also protect from corrosion. Traditional automotive coolant contains silicates as part of its anti-corrosive additive mix. It appears that silicates (abrasive in nature) damage the Honda water-pump seals. There have been a spate of Honda water-pump failures that typically occur within one year of having replaced the OEM coolant with silicate-based automotive coolant. :UNQUOTE

..... crappy tire silicate free anti-freeze for Honda cars ....... cheaper than mc anti-freeze from the dealer ....

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OEM Vehicle Specific Coolant is designed for use in specific vehicle-makes
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Recommended change interval: Up to 250,000 km or 5 years service protection
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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by joeracket » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:57 am

:think: :think: :think: .......... also if you haven't done it yet .......... a good time to change all your hoses ........... :think: :think: :think:
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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by RandyGuy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:43 am

Never tried it but heard " Engine Ice " is very good, engine runs cooler.
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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by Boone » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:12 pm

RandyGuy wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:43 am
Never tried it but heard " Engine Ice " is very good, engine runs cooler.
I have Engine Ice in the bike now. Seems to work well. Engine appears to run cooler. I only say that because the fan comes on less often. I couldn't say what the actual temperature is.
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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by hammerman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:04 pm

Yo Rob; change mine ever 5 yrs and been running Engine Ice for 2 years now.

Definitly runs cooler as the fan hardly ever kicks in.

Dirt Road is running the same stuff and no problems either.

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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by joeracket » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:07 pm

:) :) :) ....... crappy tire for me ........ over 90,000 km on the motor plus original water pump .......... :) :) :)
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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by hammerman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:13 pm

Remember to put some in the over-flow tank.

And while you have the cover off (to remove lower hose)to lube the shifter linkage !

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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by Dirt Road » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:16 pm

I've been running Engine Ice for at least 6 years. I simply won't ever go back to anything else.

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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by joeracket » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:12 am

:) :) :) ...... I checked ..... engine ice is silicate free ......... is it worth the extra expense....... don't know ...... :) :) :)


:think: :think: :think: ........ don't forget to burp your baby ........... :wink: :wink: :wink:


Replace the radiator cap and let idle until the fan comes on again (to open the thermostat).

When the fan kicks on again, remove the radiator cap carefully (cover it with a rag in your hand and aim your face away to prevent possible scalding from hot steam) *with the engine still running*.
The water level should have dropped a bit.

Top it off with the anti-freeze.

To burp: With the engine still idling and radiator cap still off, rev the engine fairly hard a few times and hold it at about 2500-3500ish rpms for a couple seconds, letting it return to normal idle for a few seconds.
Do this 4-5 times.
This causes the water pump to surge and remove air pockets from within the system.

If the level has dropped again, top off again with the anti-freeze.

Shut off the engine.
Top off the radiator until it slightly overflows and install the cap for the final time. Make sure it's fully snug to the stop.
Confirm the overflow bottle is at the correct level - top off if necessary.
Don't worry if a tiny air pocket remains in the top of the radiator when you install the cap for the final time - The first time the coolant gets good and hot the expansion will burp the bubble into the overflow bottle which is vented to the atmosphere.
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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by Dirt Road » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:52 am

joeracket wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:12 am
:) :) :) ...... I checked ..... engine ice is silicate free ......... is it worth the extra expense....... don't know ...... :) :) :)
It is.

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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by RoadWarrior » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:56 pm

Thanks everyone....where can I buy Engine Ice?
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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by joeracket » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:26 pm

RoadWarrior wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Thanks everyone....where can I buy Engine Ice?
:) :) :) ......... crappy tire ............. :) :) :)
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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by Bam Bam » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:53 pm

I picked up some Engine Ice for my X, as it has been some time since I changed antifreeze.
When I got home I was reading over the product specs, nowhere does it say that it is anti-freeze, it is only a coolant.
Question is.... do those that use Engine Ice have to put anti-freeze in for the Winter storage? :)

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Re: Changing Anti-Freeze

Post by Boone » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:07 pm

Bam Bam wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:53 pm
I picked up some Engine Ice for my X, as it has been some time since I changed antifreeze.
When I got home I was reading over the product specs, nowhere does it say that it is anti-freeze, it is only a coolant.
Question is.... do those that use Engine Ice have to put anti-freeze in for the Winter storage? :)
A good question!!
My bike is in the garage for the winter. The garage doesn't drop below freezing.
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