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First time owning a liquid cooled bike.

So my upcoming Versys will be my first liquid cooled bike and I'm wondering what extra things I need to keep on top of?

I tried googling some info, but all I got was the difference between air cooled and liquid cooled engines.

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So my upcoming Versys will be my first liquid cooled bike and I'm wondering what extra things I need to keep on top of?

I tried googling some info, but all I got was the difference between air cooled and liquid cooled engines.
Changing anti-freeze once every couple of years or so. A lot less effort than changing those bloody Ducati cam belts!
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No need for anti-freeze here =P

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No need for anti-freeze here =P
you still need it for lubrication of the water pump and corrosion prevention
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you still need it for lubrication of the water pump and corrosion prevention
And it elevates the boiling point, which is what I'll need. I was just taking the piss because of his choice of term.
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There is nothing more to do on a liquid cooled bike. Change the coolant every couple years, keep an eye on the coolant level as you do on the oil. On the MK1 and MK2 versys it is pretty easy to check the coolant level, you don't even have to get off the bike, it is clearly visible.
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