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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Distilled Water??

Where to buy distilled water for use in the cooling system. Autozone didn't have any. I got water wetter but nothing to mix it in.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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Grocery Store, prolly in the water section.
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yeps, grocery store for.... .69 gallon too!

Is it bad to run only distilled water? I'm assuming maybe yes, i hope its not too bad *gulp*

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yeps, grocery store for.... .69 gallon too!

Is it bad to run only distilled water? I'm assuming maybe yes, i hope its not too bad *gulp*
yeah you wanna put some water wetter in there.

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that is the type of water you want hex, it has no minerals to make mineral/scales deposits on the inside of aluminum radiators



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that is the type of water you want hex, it has no minerals to make mineral/scales deposits on the inside of aluminum radiators
true dat yo, still want some additves in there... make sure you flush it once an a while too, like once season

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...and do not forget to put anti-freeze back in it for the w-w-w-winter storage.

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true dat yo, still want some additves in there... make sure you flush it once an a while too, like once season
+1 on dat, water wetter is a cooling lube additive that preserves the seals



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...and do not forget to put anti-freeze back in it for the w-w-w-winter storage.



How much did that cost you????
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...and do not forget to put anti-freeze back in it for the w-w-w-winter storage.

Well your absolutely no fun.....now we'll miss the "I forgot to put anti-freeze in!" thread

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How much did that cost you????
You don't want to know

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You don't want to know
I feel your pain. Cost me around 600 in parts and a few days in the garage to tear it apart and replace the head. Kawasaki wanted $1600 for a bare cylinder head. I bought mine on ebay with cams and for 375. you have to love ebay and a good service manual. They are worth their weight in gold!
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Just wondering, or maybe just pointing out the fact that you did it.
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Just wondering, or maybe just pointing out the fact that you did it.
Ah that's ok. I've called myself stupid so many times about this I'm used to it. Worst thing was I didn't even know I did it until I brought the bike in to get dyno'd. Drucker found it and called it right on the spot. I just left my bike with him and drove home crying. I never thought it got that cold in my garage.

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Hey, so do I really need to flush my coolant and put in distilled water for Road America this weekend (running in I)?

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Hey, so do I really need to flush my coolant and put in distilled water for Road America this weekend (running in I)?
No

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If you are not running at the track, just by the premixed coolant from Honda. You can pick it up at most bike shops.

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