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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-01-2014, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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What type of coolant?

I'm just getting my bike out of the garage and looking to get her back on the road. My coolant resevoir is empty, what kind should I use, or what is the best kind to use. any suggestions?

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Does the 1985 750 have an aluminum engine?

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Does the 1985 750 have an aluminum engine?
yes....


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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Thanks, i figured, but wanted to be sure.

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mine has green stuff in it... so probably prestone...

if I recall.. pretty much all current coolants are aluminum safe

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excellent...thanks for the help guys!!

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I use the dex-cool (i think its called) 50-50 by prestone. It's the Orange stuff nd heard its better then the green stuff for our engines.


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Dex cool, ok great...thanks for the tip

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new spark plugs
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New Fluids all around
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I use the dex-cool (i think its called) 50-50 by prestone. It's the Orange stuff nd heard its better then the green stuff for our engines.
I am NOT sold on that Dex - Cool ...Cool-Dex ....only lowers by 10 Degree's ....?????

imo: ...not a bargain buy / purchase.....

..if different opinion, talk to me !


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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Is it regular antifreeze or is it special for motorcycles
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