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How to Drain/Change Coolant?

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    How to Drain/Change Coolant?

    Hi

    I been looking through my manual but there is no clear instructions on how to drain the old coolant and add new one. Or how many liters. Does anyone have a link to how to do it and what I will need? How often should it be changed?


    Thanks

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    Your manual will tell you how often to change the coolant (look at the maintenance chart) and the coolant capacity. I also followed the manual's instructions when I changed the coolant last year.
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    The owner's manual doesn't tell you how. It just says "Have the coolant changed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer."

    There's a drain plug on the water pump. It's on the lower right side of the bike.

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    Ah I see, I thought he was looking at the service manual. Hey 2fast, do you have a service manual? If not, what year is your bike?
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    It's in the service manual, under "periodic maintenance"

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    2007 Ninja 650r

    I do not own a service manual.. i only have a owners manual PDF since I didnt get a manual from the previous owner. Can I download a service manual somewhere?

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    You can find a download on Google, but it's a pretty simple process to replace the coolant. The manual says to let the bike cool, then remove the appropriate fairing parts, remove and empty the overflow tank (temporarily hang it from the square hole in the radiator mount), remove the drain plug (on the side of the water pump housing), with a drain pan underneath, then remove the radiator cap (it has a two-step rim). When it has drained, replace the drain bolt gasket, torque the bolt to 87-in-lbs, mix 1.2 L of 50-50 water and aluminum-safe coolant, fill the radiator to the rim, tap the hoses to remove bubbles, install the cap, install the overflow tank and fill it to the "full" line, then check the level after the engine has warmed enough for the fan to run. If it's then below the "full" line, top it off.

    If it bubbles and overflows until the tank is empty, your radiator cap is probably bad, or the gasket or surface is dirty.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by chicagobob; 06-22-12 at 10:22 AM.

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    Sweet thanks for the help guys Def. helps alot

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