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Hey all, I'm getting ready to install my red silicone hoses. What coolant should I run for all street use? Thx in advance, Ken

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1 minute ago, Ondastreet said:

How much coolant do I need to get? 2009 SM

I forget, but get you a half gal, you'll be able to spill a bit and still have some left over when you're done. Also get some distilled water for a flush before adding your new coolant.

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1 minute ago, HansLanda said:

I forget, but get you a half gal, you'll be able to spill a bit and still have some left over when you're done. Also get some distilled water for a flush before adding your new coolant.

Sounds good, thank you Sirrr!

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1 minute ago, ohiodrz400sm said:

Best coolant is like an oil thread. Over the last 25 years I have used Honda HP coolant almost exclusively. In the supply cabinet I currently have Maxima, Yamalube, Honda HP, Engine Ice and Peak long life Premix. Any are acceptable.

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I'll see what is available locally, good to have options. Thx guys. 

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Anything DexCool approved. mix at 30% and add Water Wetter. Use the money you saved to buy better engine oil. :thumbsup:

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I see good recommendations for stuff here, but is the coolant to use it exclusively? or a mix with distilled water at some percent? I know with cars, 50/50 mix is the norm, but have no idea with bikes...

I personally like premixed, yes, it isn't the best bang for the buck, but it is the most fool proof....

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Coolant choice not as critical as not mixing certain coolants together. If changing to new coolant I would flush system as recommended above to avoid the mixing of coolants that do not work well together.

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Use an antifreeze with a glycol content of at least 95 percent and mix with DISTILLED WATER if possible.This must be mixed 50 percent antifreeze and 50 percent distilled water.The Drz400sm takes a total of 1250ml.

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Non silicate coolant is the most important issue. Use distilled or R/O water, and follow the directions for temperature protection on the jug. Remember, water conducts heat better than glycol. More glycol = less heat conductivity. Water Wetter improves conductivity, but doesn't protect against corrosion.

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