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    Antifreeze type
    on: Aug 12, 2021, 01.16 pm
    Aug 12, 2021, 01.16 pm
    Can you add any type of motorcycle antifreeze in a 2013 Trophy or does it take a special antifreeze.  Owners manual indicates something special.

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    Re: Antifreeze type
    Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2021, 04.09 pm
    Aug 12, 2021, 04.09 pm
    For years I have been using the one in the photo in my TTSE, really ??? much better than the one the bike had when I bought it.

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    Re: Antifreeze type
    Reply #2 on: Aug 13, 2021, 03.35 pm
    Aug 13, 2021, 03.35 pm
    The Service Manual mentions that Hybrid OAT is used in the factory fill.   There are several types of HOAT available.  If you do a complete drain & fill, it probably doesn't matter much which HOAT you use.  I refilled, drained and refilled again with Zerex G-05 HOAT.  I shudder to know how much the dealer wants for the OEM stuff.

    https://www.valvoline.com/our-products/antifreeze-products/g-05-antifreeze-coolant




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    Re: Antifreeze type
    Reply #3 on: Aug 13, 2021, 03.47 pm
    Aug 13, 2021, 03.47 pm
    I had mine changed around this time last year by my regular Triumph Dealer.

    They charged me GBP 28.99 for the Coolant ( Approx. 3 Litres ),
    but also 2 hours Labour as the Fairings have to come off,
    and it can be "fun" refilling it  - from the Service Manual :
    "With the aid of an assistant, lean the motorcycle fully over to the right hand side,
    and then the left hand side, to release air trapped in the cooling system" !

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    Re: Antifreeze type
    Reply #4 on: Aug 13, 2021, 04.57 pm
    Aug 13, 2021, 04.57 pm
    I use this....

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    Re: Antifreeze type
    Reply #5 on: Aug 13, 2021, 05.00 pm
    Aug 13, 2021, 05.00 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    "With the aid of an assistant, lean the motorcycle fully over to the right hand side,
    and then the left hand side, to release air trapped in the cooling system" !

    What is fully over, anyway?  Is that all the way over until the footpegs touch?
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    Re: Antifreeze type
    Reply #6 on: Aug 13, 2021, 05.26 pm
    Aug 13, 2021, 05.26 pm
     :008: :008: :008: good to throw the bike to the ground.

    I have never made a replacement of the coolant by tilting the motorcycle and they are many times the one that I have made the replacement of the coolant.

    What I always do before bleeding is to open the screw that is in the engine block (it is the one used to drain the regulator from the engine block), I let the coolant come out until it comes out completely clean and without air. Subsequently I follow the manufacturer's instructions by opening the radiator bleed screws and keeping the times for the thermostat to act and the fans to turn on and off.
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    Re: Antifreeze type
    Reply #7 on: Aug 13, 2021, 05.32 pm
    Aug 13, 2021, 05.32 pm
    Neither did I "tilt".  After filling, I just start the bike and let it run a while and I think that will expel any air in the system.  Then I topped-off the radiator, replaced the cap and brought the level in the reservoir tank to the correct level.

    The level in the reservoir tank hasn't changed since the drain & refill several hundred miles ago, so I think I'm good to go.

    I also add several ounces of "Water-Wetter" during the second refill.
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