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where's the drain plug ?

I want to change out my coolent but I don't know where the drain plug is...can anyone point me out in the right direction ?
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Water pump drain Bolt.
2-46 Periodic Maintenance. Versys service manual.

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2-46 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
•Place a container under the water pump drain bolt [A],
then remove the drain bolt.
•Remove the radiator cap [A] in two steps. First turn the
cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn
it further in the same direction and remove the cap.
○The coolant will drain from the radiator and engine.
•Remove the reserve tank [A] from the frame bracket [B]. •Remove the reserve tank cap, and pour the coolant into
a suitable container. •Place the reserve tank on the right side of frame. •Tighten the drain bolt with the gasket.
○Replace the drain bolt gasket with a new one.
Torque - Water Pump Drain Bolt: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87
in·lb)
•When filling the coolant, choose a suitable mixture ratio
by referring to the coolant manufacturer’s directions.
CAUTION
Soft or distilled water must be used with the antifreeze
in the cooling system.
If hard water is used in the system, it causes scales
accumulation in the water passages, and considerably
reduces the efficiency of the cooling system.
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Great thanks for all the info . Now to decide what fluid to use. Engine Ice or Mocool (i think thats how you spell it.)
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Great thanks for all the info . Now to decide what fluid to use. Engine Ice or Mocool (i think thats how you spell it.)

H2O is what we normal use.
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H2O is what we normal use.
You mean half distilled and deionized H2O with half coolant/antifreeze, or premixed coolant... You need about 1.2 L (1.3 US qt).

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You mean half H2O and half coolant/antifreeze, or premixed coolant... You need about 1.25 liter.

http://www.maximausa.com/shopping/in...products_id=38
Yes sir. your are right, my post ( H2O) was just a joke



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Great thanks for all the info . Now to decide what fluid to use. Engine Ice or Mocool (i think thats how you spell it.)
Motul MoCool would need H2O, with dosage of 1 OZ per Quart of H2O (I think, need to check actual dosage) for summer only applications. MoCool does not help in antifreeze, so antifreeze is needed if the area you are riding in freezing conditions.

I am thinking of using either MoCool or Redline Water wetter, add in 40% Toyota Long life coolant and 60% H2O for better cooling efficiency. I experienced summer 365 days. I could skip the coolant but then, I don't know if that is a reliable solution for the pump and seals.

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I actually used only 1 liter of premixed Motul Motocool Factory Line coolant which has a very similar color to Toyota's long life coolant, and topped it off with distilled water to just above the low level line on reservoir... Ambient temperatures here barely ever reaches the 90's F. (32+ C)

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Is it Okay to use Toyota Long Life coolant, as I remember Toyota dont make motorcycle or do they.

Using coolant made for car , is it acceptable with the cooling parameters.

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Is it Okay to use Toyota Long Life coolant, as I remember Toyota dont make motorcycle or do they.

Using coolant made for car , is it acceptable with the cooling parameters.

Yes, the requirements are the same for protection and compatability with aluminum block and components, and for freezing and boiling resistance... They're all similar engines operating at about the same temperature.

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