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Sua Sponte
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Hey all, has anyone noticed their coolant seeming to become diluted and clearer over time?? I was noticing through my killer glass that my coolant is no longer bright orange like when I first installed it. It is now more of a clear/somewhat orange color. Is this due to mileage and it being time to drain and refill. I have 14,500 miles on my bike.

Anyone who has coolant knowledge can just chime in here. Thanks.
 

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Sua Sponte
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Anyone else have any know how???
 

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in for pics!!
 

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I've got the red (stock HD coolant). Since its not expensive and you have almost 15K miles, just change it. Better safe than sorry. :D How about a pic of that glass?
 

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3OliveMartini said:
umm that is what i was gonna ask .. when did you change it last? shouldnt this be a yearly thing?

No, unless your putting 30,000 miles a year on it. Manual says, I believe,30,000 miles.
 

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yeah adding some coolant is fairly cheap.. just drain some of it out and add some fresh in if nothing else.... or you could squeeze a red highlighter into the coolant to dye the water back red.
 

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Rick

Gates make the shrinks clamps we use on the trucks we build....Maybe NAPA or similar supplier.
 

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Back on topic, now that Rick and Greg are done Hijacking this thread ;)

I noticed the coolant 'fade' after 8k miles on my setup. I flushed it, and filled it. I'll do so every 10K from now on out.
 

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RNTRACING said:
where would you get new shrink tape for the killer glass!
The stealership has them in stock...or at least they should. In the service manual, those heat clamps actually have a part number. Bought a couple of them from the dealership when I redid my killer glass mod earlier this year. Not really expensive either.
 

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VrodG said:
Bit me............
Exactly what bit you? Maybe there is a cure. :moon:
 

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Sua Sponte
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Thanks for the help, all. I will just drain some and add more.
 
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