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Hey I'm going to change the coolant in my 05. Can I use the automotive green cooant down at Auto Zone or is that not Ok for the motorcycle?

Thanks for any help.

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bump .... wondering the same thing actually
 

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Coolant is coolant. I'm running water wetter in my bike and it works fine.
Not sure what climate you guys are in, but I would not leave that in over winter. From what I hear, there is no "antifreeze" in it. It can freeze/crack block/destroy water pumps/etc. I remember reading on this forum about it. Some guy had it in over winter. He thougth it would be a good idea to fire it up to get everything warmed up. Didnt think that it would be frozen..... Destroyed his water pump and much more.
 

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coolant schmoolant. i use the blood of terrorists and rapists. it keeps the temp way down and it's for a good cause. :D

but when that's not available, i throw in a regular automotive 50/50 mix with water wetter in the winter/spring/fall and i plan on running strait distilled water with wetter in a few weeks for the summer. i'm in chicago so there's still a possibility we could get a cold night that freezes the mixture. that's just bad new bears.
 

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Like everyone has said already, "coolant is coolant." However, if you plan on ever doing track days you might as well go ahead and switch to a poly glycol coolant like Electric Ice, or just use water with water wetter added. That way you won't have to drain your system before going to the track.
 
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