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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant flush on sidestand??y

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I am going to move soon so I dont want to buy a rear stand. I was wondering if its possible to to do a coolant flush on a F4/SPR with just using the side-stand aka kickstand? I guess I could put a little piece of wood or brick under the side-stand to make the bike stand more upright. I bought some engine ice so I want to replace the coolant on my SPR.

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Sure can. Get someone to hold it upright when you refill though. I use Engine Ice, good shit!

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I thought I read some other posts, you have to raise the front wheel to refill the coolant?

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There is more than one way to skin this cat. Yes, lifting the front is one way. The other is to bring the bike up to temp and lean it side-to-side, then let it cool and repeat.

As for the Engine Ice, make sure you flush in between coolants. Once you have drained the system of ethylene glycol, fill the system with Demin Water, run the bike for a bit, drain the demin water and refill with demin water, run ,drain...then fill with Engine Ice.

Engine Ice is propylene glycol and incompatible with E.G.
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You're going to need a rear stand....whether you realize it now or not.... for a variety of reasons, not just coolant flush.

Just get one. Doesn't have to be a $400 stand. There are inexpensive ones out there.

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I thought I read some other posts, you have to raise the front wheel to refill the coolant?

That's the gen 2 bikes. The earlier bikes need to be leaned to one side to burp the air from the radiators. The workshop manual has the full story!
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