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Wondering if Honda or Toyota engine coolants are usable in the K1200RS. Both are silicate free and Toyota is long life, but they are both 50/50 mix. BMW's manual states 40/60 mixture. Any thoughts? Also, has anyone used colant hoses from the auto parts store and cut them to fit/work? Can't see spending $60+ for a single hose.

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I've used the Honda "Type 2" blue coolant in all my water-cooled bikes over the years with no problems. The main thing to watch for is that the coolant is compatible with aluminum engines, which much of the old auto-parts green coolant is not. I just buy mine straight from the Honda parts counter at the local car dealership down the road from me.
 
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