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Winter is fast approaching here in Wisconsin and it's the first one with my new to me Goldwing GL1500. :thumbsdown: I have a question about checking my antifreeze/water ratio. Will I get a accurate and reliable reading from my tester just drawing the mixture out of my overflow tank and know that my mixture is adequate for proper protection in say -30 to -40 temperatures? Is there a better or more accurate way to check it and put my mind at ease? Thanks for any assistance you might offer!
 

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For better accuracy, draw your sample from the radiator (pressure cap is in kinda in the right fork tunnel)... From there you'd get a sample of what has actually been circulating in your engine, and also be able to ensure that you''re topped-off.

If you find your level low at all, suspect an air leak in the tubing that runs over to the overflow bottle (the elbow at the top fails fairly commonly to allow air to be drawn into the system).

Kinda kills 2-birds with one stone this way.
 
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