You can get the stuff from a Honda auto dealer. Otherwise any non-silicate brand will do. In the US Prestone Extended Life is non-silicate. I prefer to remove the radiator, it's not that much more work and it offers a chance to inspect more of the bike. Don't forget to hand turn the crankshaft at least 2 to 3 turns before starting to make REAL sure the valves and pistons don't get too intimate.I am tempted to try and do it with the Rad on. However this is onlybecause at the moment I do not know which Anti-freeze to use!
Can anyone advise which to use.
The memory is off a bit, the book calles for 4.4lbs (2 kilos) for 1/4" deflection at the center of the pulling side. I found this a wee bit too tight for my 1200, it made a bit of a whistle so I slacked it off just a bit and all was well.I did this job this spring and what stumped me was - getting the tension right. Finally figured it out - use a scale for weighing fish! Sounds crazy but it assures you get it right. If memory serves 7 pounds is about right. Too loose or too tight makes for unusual noises.