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Offline atrophy

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Coolant replacement
« on: December 06, 2015, 08:29:05 pm »
The Trophy is my first water cooled bike.

How important is it to change the coolant every 3 years per the manual?
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Re: Coolant replacement
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 09:41:59 pm »
Very important, especially since the engine, and possibly the radiator is aluminum. Extremely important to use the correct antifreeze as well.
Antifreeze is not just for keeping the coolant from freezing anymore. Its a whole big chemical treated performing preservative and critical to lasting performance. Fail to service as required and risk, overheat, corrosion, cylinder wall failure, gasket failure, cavitation, water pump failure, coolant coagulation, chemical depletion, sediment build up, calcification,  denotation, and premature engine failure.  Just saying!

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Re: Coolant replacement
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 10:25:52 pm »
Thanks for that!
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