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  1. raphael

    raphael Elite Member

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    can anyone tell me if i can use car coolant in my bike without doing any damage? only asking as bike seemed to be running pretty hot on the way home and once back in the garage (hot and cold) the xpansion bottle at the back wheel is showing empty(is that right?)
    can i just top it up or will it need bleeding again? sorry for so many questions but need the bike in the morning

    cheers
     
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  2. CBRGav

    CBRGav Active Member

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    Long as there's water still in the main water tank you can top it up, if the tanks empty it would most likely need bleeding
     
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    CBRGav Active Member

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    Long as there's plenty in there it would be fine for a small top up with plain water
     
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  4. Jez

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    your bike needs the proper coolent Honda OEM is not out of the way expensive. it is something to do with the silicates or something being abrasive and wearing the seals
     
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  5. raphael

    raphael Elite Member

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    Cheers mate, got some silkolene magcool coming tomorrow
     

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