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Keep Cool on the Road: A Deep Dive into Metric Cruiser
& Harley Davidson Coolant Flush Services

Understanding Coolant:

  • Your motorcycle's coolant, also known as antifreeze, plays a vital role in regulating engine temperature. It circulates through the engine, absorbing heat and transferring it to the radiator, where it is released into the air. Over time, coolant can degrade, losing its effectiveness and accumulating harmful deposits. This can lead to overheating, a major threat to your engine's health and your riding safety.
  • Signs of a Coolant System Issue:
    • Overheating: The most obvious sign, indicating insufficient heat transfer and potential engine damage.
    • Rusty or discolored coolant: A telltale sign of degradation and potential corrosion within the system.
    • Sludge buildup: This sticky residue can clog vital passages, hindering coolant flow.

The Benefits of a Coolant Flush:

  • A regular coolant flush, typically every 2 years or 30,000 miles, offers numerous benefits:
    • Prevents overheating: Ensures your engine stays within optimal operating temperature, protecting it from damage.
    • Improves cooling efficiency: Fresh coolant transfers heat more effectively, maintaining cooler engine temperatures.
    • Extends engine life: Reduced heat stress prolongs the lifespan of your engine's components.
    • Reduces corrosion and rust: Fresh coolant protects your cooling system from harmful buildup.

The Cost Equation:

  • Coolant flush service costs vary depending on your motorcycle model, shop location, and the type of coolant used:
    • Coolant Flush: $150.00 (Standard Coolant)
    • Coolant Flush (Engine Ice): Additional Charge

DIY or Pro?

  • While changing coolant might seem straightforward, consider these factors:
    • Complexity: Some motorcycles have intricate cooling systems requiring specific procedures and tools. Mistakes can lead to leaks and air pockets, causing further problems.
    • Disposal of used coolant: Improper disposal of coolant is harmful to the environment. Shops have proper disposal procedures.
    • Time commitment: Depending on your experience, it can be time-consuming.

Beyond the Flush:

  • Maintaining optimal cooling system health involves additional practices:
    • Regular inspections: Check for leaks, hoses in good condition, and proper coolant level.
    • Top up coolant as needed: Ensure the coolant level stays between the recommended marks.
    • Use the correct coolant: Follow your owner's manual recommendations for coolant type and mix ratio.
    • Consider a thermostat replacement: If your motorcycle experiences overheating issues even after a flush, consider replacing the thermostat.

Ride with Confidence, Not Anxiety:

  • By understanding the importance of coolant flush services, their costs, and valuable tips, you can keep your metric cruiser or Harley Davidson running cool and prevent overheating disasters. Remember, regular maintenance is an investment in your engine's health, safety, and ultimately, peace of mind on your rides. So, schedule your coolant flush service, hit the road, and enjoy the journey without overheating worries!

Bonus Tip:

  • Consult your motorcycle's owner's manual for specific coolant flush intervals and recommendations based on your model and riding conditions.

Motorhelmets Metric Cruiser / Harley Davidson
Coolant Flush Services

Service Description:

  • Coolant Flush service

When to Perform the Service:

  • It's recommended to perform a coolant flush service as part of regular maintenance.
  • Additionally, coolant flush may be required if the motorcycle's cooling system shows signs of overheating, coolant discoloration, or contamination.


  • This service is not mileage-based but rather depends on the motorcycle's usage and operating conditions.
  • It's generally recommended to perform a coolant flush every 2-3 years or as per the manufacturer's guidelines.


  • Coolant Flush service: $150.00
  • Additional Charge for Engine Ice: Variable


  • A coolant flush is essential for maintaining the proper functioning of the motorcycle's cooling system.
  • Regular coolant flushes help prevent corrosion, rust, and scale buildup within the cooling system, ensuring efficient heat transfer and engine cooling.
  • Proper coolant levels and quality contribute to engine longevity and prevent overheating, which can lead to costly repairs and engine damage.

For More Information - Contact Us


Motorhelmets Fullerton CA

1871 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton CA 92833 USA
Tel: 714-879-8180 | Email:
Service Dept SMS Txt: 657-217-3988 | Sales Dept SMS Txt: 657-217-6457
Store Hours: M-F 10am-7pm | Sat 11am-6pm
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General HD Service Guideline Below

Maintain regular service on your Harley Davidson motorcycle. Regular intervals is recommended for optimal performance. Service should be at 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 15,000 and 20,000 Miles. Every 5 thousand miles thereafter.

Harley Davidson Motorcycles Service Center Fullerton Orange County California at Motorhelmets

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Maintenance Suggestions
Simple Self Maintenance Tips between visits to our service shop.

  • Clean the battery terminals, coat with dielectric grease to prevent corrosion
  • Examine pivot points and moving parts for signs of wear/ interference
  • Check the standing voltage at each battery terminal (using a multimeter)
  • Check for failed fork seals and dripping fluid under the bike
  • Check for blown fuses and ensure that spares are present
  • A well maintained Harley Davidson motorcycle with high mileage is always better than a poorly maintained bike with low miles

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