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Hey guys, I was just going thru the manual looking to see what I should take care of on the bike as it's time to pack it in. I noticed it said to clean the coolant filter. I've never heard of such a thing. When referring to the specific page all it says is to have it performed by an authorized kawi tech. no details as to what it looks like or where it's located. does anyone know?

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Maybe they meant oil filter and its a typo?

Why are you packing it in... there are always good enough days to ride throughout the season.
 

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Just went through the service manual. Nothing mentioned about a coolant filter. Would have been a first for me, though.

Sort of up there with muffler bearings and a radiator for an air-cooled VX Bug.

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There is shuch a thing....but mainly on four wheelers...a filter to protect crap from getting into the carb....heated carbs for the winter and such.....bikes???....mmmmmmm......?I'll look into it.....oh yea, what model?(specificly)

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Kind of like telling a newbie (in the Marines) to find 7 feet of flight line or find the keys to the hummer, or tell the Gunnery Sergeant that we need a prick E7.

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Well i don't know if the manuals are different for the US vs Canada, but on page 83, at the end of the cooling system section it says "Coolant Filter Clean, Have teh coolant filter cleaned by an authorized Kawi dealer." so i don't know if they have added this for canadian bikes specifically.


quote:localbar Maybe they meant oil filter and its a typo?
Why are you packing it in... there are always good enough days to ride throughout the season.
well i'm pretty sure it isn't a typo as the coolant filter is also mentioned in the periodic maintenance chart. there are a few good riding days in teh winter but not enough, and i really don't want to ride when there is a lot of salt on the roads etc.

quote:badassjake There is shuch a thing....but mainly on four wheelers...a filter to protect crap from getting into the carb....heated carbs for the winter and such.....bikes???....mmmmmmm......?I'll look into it.....oh yea, what model?(specificly)
thanks jason, i've got a 2000 ZX-6R.

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Some canadian models have coolant passages to the carbs to help heat them up during the cold winter months. And like badassjake said, 4 wheelers have filters to protect the carbs from getting clogged up.

And if that's the case, I'm sure snowmobiles must have something similiar. So I guess you do have a filter to deal with.

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I just checked the manual(shop one)and they do describe a coolant filter.....I have the Canadian ZX6R, and do not have such a thing on mine.....the line runs off the water pump up to the carbs......all you have to do(if you have one) is to clean it out(after removing it from the line) is use compressed air to blow out the particals from,reverse flow of coolant flow direction....piece of cake


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Wish they would've put that on the Colorado model. :(

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I spent like an hourlong looking for the coolant filter on my US model to try and clean it according to my manual only to later learn that I dont even have one [:I]


should have read this post first...
 

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Well the problem lies within the air ducts on these bikes, Just like if you let the air out of a tire bike taking the valve core out, the end of the core ices up, same thing with carbs in colder climates, they ice up, not cool.
 
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