HOW TO CHECK AND CHANGE YOUR MOTORCYCLE'S COOLANT

Know everything so that your machine never experiences overheating.

TOP UP YOUR COOLANT

Level of difficulty: ⭐⭐⭐
Average time needed: 1 hour ⏳ 

When?

  • Of course, when the light comes on, it’s time to do it.
  • But to avoid getting to that point, you have to monitor it on a regular basis and top it up it if necessary.

How to check the levels

Open the radiator cap.

Top up the radiator, making sure not to exceed the maximum level.

For this operation, Ipone Radiator Liquid is super practical with its blue colour, allowing you to easily see the coolant level!

CHANGE THE COOLANT

Level of difficulty : ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Average time needed : 1 hour ⏳

When?

For optimal operation, it is recommended to drain this liquid every 2 years or every 20,000 km.

Necessary equipment

Here’s what you need:

  • Radiator Liquid
    Our coolant which is THE cool dose your engine needs!
  • An environmental mat
    Perfectly for protecting the floor from liquid stains.
  • A drain pan
    Perfect to cleanly and easily catching old fluid without staining the floor.
  • A tool box
    A 8 or 10 mm wrench depending on the model of your motorcycle.

1. Open up!

Start by opening the expansion tank if there is one, then the radiator cap to let air in. For twin-cylinder and V-shaped motors, lift the front wheel to help bleed the air present in the engine.

2. Drain the system

Remove the coolant drain bolt. It is usually located near the water pump. 😉

NOTE: When removing the bolt, the liquid will drain out of the cooling system, so be sure to place the drain pan underneath to catch the liquid.

For an optimal drain, you can tilt the bike or press the hoses.

3. Close it up!

After draining the cooling system, put the the drain bolt back in place with a new washer. To know the right bolt torque for your motorcycle, please refer to the manufacturer’s manual.

4. Fill the system

Now it’s time to fill the radiator with coolant. To know the exact amount your motorcycle needs, refer to the manufacturer’s manual.

5. Let's bleed

Since there is always air in the system when filling, to properly purge the cooling system, fire up the engine, let it idle for a few minutes without putting the radiator cap back on. You will see small air bubbles coming out through the radiator.

6. Top it up!

Turn off the engine, let it cool down, redo the level and start again! Check the levels one last time and close the radiator cap correctly. If there is an expansion tank, top it up as well.

That’s it, you’re done!

The essentials in video

To continue, we suggest watching our video tutorial on the same subject.


THE PRODUCTS YOU NEED

And we’re done! You can now do your oil change like a pro!

After any intervention on your bike, we recommend going for a small ride at cruising speed, this will allow you to control that everything is in place and that the operation has been carried out properly.

Enjoy your ride !

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