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How to change antifreeze on the PC800
Written by goldwingman40 on 7/21/2010 at 04:30 am

Rick,
I always pull that hose off the fitting on the front of the water pump to drain
it, it is fast without pulling any plastic. Just be carefull when loosening on
the waterpump .
I use nothing but Honda antifreeze, the cost is only slightly higher than what
you get at discount auto parts stores. That way you are safe. You can get
concentrated at the Honda car dealer and mix with distilled water if your bike
dealer doesn't have it.
Fred



--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "rj.2000@..." <rj.2000@...> wrote:
>
> Ok, I've searched with no luck, so forgive me if this is discussed elsewhere.
>
> The PC800 user's manual states that you should let a certified Honda mechanic
change your antifreeze. I figure they are crazy. At the hourly rate they
charge these days it might cost you $100 USD to change your antifreeze.
>
> I know all about the different types and I'll be using Prestone DexCool
Extended Life pre-mixed 50/50. What I need help on is where to drain the fluid.
There is a hose at the left side bottom of the radiator that looks like a good
candidate since it seems to be the lowest point on the cycle where antifreeze
circulates. Anybody want to confirm?
>
> Has anybody documented the correct way to change PC800 antifreeze?
>
> Regards,
>
> Rick
>

Message Thread for message #95169

rj.2000...
7/14/2010, 10:27 pm
How to change antifreeze on the PC800
Ok, I've searched with no luck, so forgive me if this is discussed elsewhere. The PC800 user's manual states that you should let a certified Honda mechanic change your antifreeze. I figure they are crazy. At the hourly rate they charge th

    rogerries
    7/20/2010, 10:16 pm
    How to change antifreeze on the PC800
    I did a search for antifreeze and found this on the first page. http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ipcrc/message/94128 --- In

    spacetiger_j...
    7/20/2010, 11:29 pm
    How to change antifreeze on the PC800
    Just a suggestion since you may end up pulling bodywork off the bike to change the coolant. Take a moment to pull the thermostat and check its operation by putting it in a pan on the stove to verify it opens as it should. Jerry

      eriviere01
      7/20/2010, 11:51 pm
      How to change antifreeze on the PC800
      The owners manuel says to drain the fluid at the bottom bolt on the ater pump.It is located near the left foot peg From: Jerry Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:29 PM To:

        gibinmich
        7/21/2010, 01:48 am
        How to change antifreeze on the PC800
        One of the bolts on the water pump has a visible brass washer. This is the one for draining the anti-freeze. Some guys pull the hose. I think you can get at it without removing any plastic. Don't just check the thermostat, replace it. If the

          david_a_fugl...
          7/21/2010, 02:45 am
          How to change antifreeze on the PC800
          Rick, I just changed my fluid without removing any plastic. I didn't remove the drain bolt all the way. I just opened it part way and let the fluid leak out into a small bucket. You may want to remove the cover above the foot peg to help

            pwhite422000
            7/21/2010, 12:46 pm
            How to change antifreeze on the PC800
            I believe it is recommended that the washer be changed when draining the anti-freeze. I got a new washer from Bike Bandit along with other parts when changing mine. I put in Engine Ice and drove through some very hot weather last month during

      obijuanak
      7/21/2010, 01:04 am
      How to change antifreeze on the PC800
      On Jul 20, 2010, at 15:29 , Jerry wrote: > > Just a suggestion since you may end up pulling bodywork off the bike to change the coolant. > > Take a moment to pull the thermostat and check its operation by putting it

    goldwingman40
    7/21/2010, 04:30 am
    How to change antifreeze on the PC800
    Rick, I always pull that hose off the fitting on the front of the water pump to drain it, it is fast without pulling any plastic. Just be carefull when loosening on the waterpump . I use nothing but Honda antifreeze, the cost is only sligh

    fatdaddyw1
    7/21/2010, 09:08 am
    How to change antifreeze on the PC800
    the water pump is located behind the kickstand,the lower rear bolt is a drain. I heard from Mac the best way to refill is to add a quart of antifreeze then start the bike, then add the rest. Best of luck --- In