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Old 10-24-2012, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Compatible Coolant

Are there any coolants recommendable other than the triumph HD4X? Triumph brand seems difficult to get/expensive and I'm exploring my options.

On another note my Bike is 3-4 months old, has 5000km has been serviced twice (once for first service and once because it ran very low on oil) at about 4700 km she had more than enough coolant, but 400 km later she has run almost dry. I'm a bit of a newbie and I'm wondering if this is usual, or something to be concerned about?
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am not sure about which coolant to use, but I can tell you if you coolant level is almost empty, that sounds like a serious problem and I would be talking to the shop who did the service. I have no idea where the coolant could have gone either.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use the Honda blue bottle pre-mix in all of my bikes. No silica is key. Compatibility with aluminum cooling systems and engine parts is key. Not cheap, though - nothing good ever is.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use Engine Ice, but I would take that thing to the servicing dealer ASAP.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am not sure about which coolant to use, but I can tell you if you coolant level is almost empty, that sounds like a serious problem and I would be talking to the shop who did the service. I have no idea where the coolant could have gone either.
Almost dry as in in the radiator, or almost dry as in in the overflow tank? Tank may not be an issue as it doesn't hold much (watch it though), radiator on the other hand is something to be concerned about.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You or they may not be filling up the coolant properly. I use the green stuff 50/50 and it works fine.
You need to make sure you are filling and running your bike so you get all of the air out and don't forget to top up the overflow too.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Just the overflow, the radiator was fine. I ended up going to the dealership and they recommended Motul inugel expert. Bit different from the green crap I flushed out of it but it seems to work.. Thanks for your help guys.
Engine ice was also mentioned by the dealer, I may swap over to that in the not too distant future; the bike seems to run a bit hot and summer is coming up.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I did a little research on what type of coolant Maxima Coolanol seems to be perfect replacement for us because it uses ionized water and is extremely low sillicate. Bikebandit had lowest price.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Why not eliminate water completely, and go with Evans? I've used it for years. I changed it last year, after being in the bike since '04, and it looked like new. Good stuff.
http://shop.edoperformance.com/evans...n-p-33638.html
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