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correct coolant for 1993 vn 750?

my bike just decided to leak a small amount of coolant in the floor,not running hot,what should i do as maintenence to the system and what kind of coolant should i use?
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Standard coolant that is acceptable for use with an aluminium block.

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If you are unsure or if it has been some time since the system was flushed you should do so but first check for any leaks and check hoses and thermostat. Replace anything that is questionable or leaking. Flush the system fully and refill using the correct antifreeze/coolant as mentioned above.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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First find the leak. Don't put any kind of stop leak in it, it will ruin the water pump seal. And don't use DexCool. I've seen a lot of GM car engines destroyed by it. I use Maxima Coolanol. It's green glycol specifically for motorcycles, without silicates. I also tried Engine Ice. It works, but I prefer glycol. With Engine Ice, it takes longer for the engine to warm up in the morning, then when you park it, it cools down faster than glycol, requiring the engine to be warmed up again. But during regular riding, the engine runs just as hot as it does with glycol.

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