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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2018, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Is this coolant fluid ok? I'm new to working on my bike so wondering if this is normal for coolant fluid. Thanks!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2018, 07:53 PM
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Unless you are a poor photographer it looks a little polluted to me and as the level is getting towards the Low mark it may have never been changed. It should be a clear green color.

There are some suggestions here: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...e-coolant.html

And here (look at Invaders post #5) http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...e-coolant.html

Kawasaki recommends replacement every 3 years.

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Looks like time for a flush and refill to me!
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At the co$t of replacing your antifreeze, I'd suggest just do it, and use distilled water as the mix, as well as for the system cleaning.

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Thanks so much. Agreed! Now it's time to start plumbing YouTube and figure out how to do it!
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Thanks so much. Agreed! Now it's time to start plumbing YouTube and figure out how to do it!
its really easy ,first remove the right tank plastic, then on the right side of the motor is the water pump and the lower bolt on it is a drain plug, remove that (with a drain pan under it) once empty flush with about 1/2 gallon of distilled water, then put the plug back in and fill the system with distilled water, burp the system (squeeze the rab hoses to help push the air out of the system) run the bike a bit till warmed up, then drain the water out and then refill with a proper mix of 50/50 coolant/distilled water, burp it again and ride on

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Thanks so much. Agreed! Now it's time to start plumbing YouTube and figure out how to do it!
Download the service manual. Details are in there. I keep a copy on my phone has come in handy more than once!
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Anyone have any experience with Evan's water-less coolant? I remember seeing something about it on Jay Leno's Garage and was always curious but figured it would be too expensive for a daily car but might be worth it on the bike. It is supposed to last the lifetime of the engine(never need to be replaced) and has a higher boiling temp than water so better for high performance engines.

https://www.evanscoolant.com/product...ports-coolant/

https://www.evanscoolant.com/how-it-works/
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I tend to bypass manufacturers hype and google for the independent opinion. In this case it came out good.
https://www.norosion.com/evanstest.htm
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Anyone have any experience with Evan's water-less coolant? I remember seeing something about it on Jay Leno's Garage and was always curious but figured it would be too expensive for a daily car but might be worth it on the bike. It is supposed to last the lifetime of the engine(never need to be replaced) and has a higher boiling temp than water so better for high performance engines.

https://www.evanscoolant.com/product...ports-coolant/

https://www.evanscoolant.com/how-it-works/
just remember that is a coolant not an anti freeze, leno can get away with using it in all his cars because they are kept in a garage nicer them most of our houses xD but i know of quite a few people that use it in there track bikes

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