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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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What's the best way to flush my radiator?

Is the power from my hose enough? Do I even need to bother on a bike?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 10:03 AM
 
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sorry, cant relate..air cooled.. but when I did flush out the radiator before, I always just used a normal garden hose, and it worked out fine for me.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 02:09 PM
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Damn air cooled bikes..get with it and come into the technology era!!! I mean DAMN!!!

Anyway, I pull the hose off my water pump and drain it. Re-attach the hose, allow the bike to cool, then add some room temp DISTILLED water into the system...re-pressure the system to fan temp...drain and repeat 3 times total. That is to flush it...

Then refill the system with a good MC anti-freeze. Honda makes a nice anti-freeze, Golden Spect, Engine Ice...just DON'T use car anti-freeze! And DON'T use tap water...it will bother the alum parts in your cooling system!!




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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 03:03 PM
 
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Well, First you need to find a really BIG TOILET...
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