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Old 12-08-2012, 01:45 PM
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Fluids to flush

Hi guys,

I've had my SH for a few weeks and really love her.

I want to flush my fluids. Could I get a list of things to change.

1. Old?
2. Brake fluids?
3. Anti-freeze?

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:56 PM
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Well to do it right..
Disassemble the brake, clutch master cylinders, clean, replace seals as needed. Disassemble the clutch slave, clean, re assemble. Dissemble the brake calipers, clean, replace seals as needed, assemble.

Flush the cooling system with water, run for a few hours.. drain, flush..fill with your preferred coolant.
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4. Clutch fluid
5. Blinker fluid
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What year, milage bike? Are you asking what fluids or how to do it?

You should do engine oil & filter, coolant with radiator flush, brake & clutch fluids are the same fluid (brake fluid).

There is a pdf of the repair manual on here for specifics.

If its a bike thats been sitting drain the carbs of bad gas too and check the tank.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:39 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys.

The bikes a 1997 SH 13k miles.

I usually shop at my local bike shop.

Is there a more economical way to get the fluids?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by memmakersorg View Post
Thanks for the responses guys.

The bikes a 1997 SH 13k miles.

I usually shop at my local bike shop.

Is there a more economical way to get the fluids?

Thanks.
Depends on your local shop.

If they have decent brands, ok prices and in stock,, sure support the local shop even if a little higher.

I buy 99% of my parts and supplies on line as I get cost + prices for most items working though my main supplier......coupled with local shops are outrageously priced.... If i travel 1:15 I can get ok prices... but when I can order from my desk at work or home and have it delivered to my door at great prices... that's hard to ignore.
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Thanks for the response, do you have an online supplier that you could recommend and which items I should look at.

Thanks.

Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
Depends on your local shop.

If they have decent brands, ok prices and in stock,, sure support the local shop even if a little higher.

I buy 99% of my parts and supplies on line as I get cost + prices for most items working though my main supplier......coupled with local shops are outrageously priced.... If i travel 1:15 I can get ok prices... but when I can order from my desk at work or home and have it delivered to my door at great prices... that's hard to ignore.
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