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Radiator question 04gixer - October 19, 2006, 09:29 AM

So my owners manual has been on order for two weeks and have yet to receive it. I have little experience with the mechanics of a bike. So I am not sure even where to check to see how my radiator fluid is doing. I asked some people when I went on a group ride and they just shrugged their sholders. So does anyone know where and what to check as far as radiator fluid goes? And also what should I fill it with?

I always feel retarded asking such questions but oh well.
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October 19, 2006, 09:33 AM

Advanced Auto sells test strips for cars. Bike coolant is the same stuff. Unless thar is a German or you have Dexcool in a GM car


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strips are fine. You can grab a sample from the overflow bottle and test it.
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strips are fine. You can grab a sample from the overflow bottle and test it.
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October 19, 2006, 11:41 AM

i might still have the pdf version of the service manual for the 04/05 gixxer 6/750. Incase you want to start working on your bike more. I'll look for it when I get home.


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Just take a swig of the coolant in your mouth...if it is still sweet..your fine.

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Or pop the radiator pressure cap. It's on the rider's right side. Just remove the right fairing and you'll be able to get to it. Do the strips tell you anything other than the mixture of coolant to water? Does it actually tell you if the coolant is "worn" out and needs to be replaced? I've got a hydrometer which just tells you the percentage coolant (which will then allow you to figure out what temperature you are protected down to).
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Or pop the radiator pressure cap. It's on the rider's right side. Just remove the right fairing and you'll be able to get to it. Do the strips tell you anything other than the mixture of coolant to water? Does it actually tell you if the coolant is "worn" out and needs to be replaced? I've got a hydrometer which just tells you the percentage coolant (which will then allow you to figure out what temperature you are protected down to).
Hey thanks. This was the sorta answer I was looking for. Like I said I have no idea even what i'm looking for. This gives me a better idea.

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