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3/23/2021 7:35 PM

So been distracted lately, my mom passed away Friday and the funeral was today. I drained the radiator fluid from my bike into a Gatorade bottle. Went out in the garage tonight to get some bike therapy, had a bottle of Gatorade next to the drain bottle, you can guess what happened next....wife called poison control and they told her to tell me to drink a couple beers....I think I spit most of it out and had 3 beers to be safe but in case you never see me post again you know what happened...

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3/23/2021 7:42 PM

yak651 wrote:

So been distracted lately, my mom passed away Friday and the funeral was today. I drained the radiator fluid from my bike into ...more

Oh man, that's scary! I thought you were gonna say you rode the bike without coolant. You'll probably be ok. 👊👊👊

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3/23/2021 7:42 PM

yak651 wrote:

So been distracted lately, my mom passed away Friday and the funeral was today. I drained the radiator fluid from my bike into ...more

In all seriousness, I'm sorry about your loss.

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3/23/2021 7:43 PM

Throttle therapy is much more effective than beers!

Sorry about your loss, hope the coolant gave you the electrolytes you needed.

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3/23/2021 7:44 PM

I'm an idiot too so don't feel bad... Sorry to hear about your mom, moms are the best!

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3/23/2021 7:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2021 7:21 AM

yak651 wrote:

So been distracted lately, my mom passed away Friday and the funeral was today. I drained the radiator fluid from my bike into ...more

EDIT:

I was skimming the original message on my phone and missed the first part of your post.

Didn't intend to make light with the Engine Ice comment.

My condolences to you and your family. Lost my most almost 12 years ago and sometimes still catch myself looking for her phone number in my phone to give her a call.......

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3/23/2021 7:51 PM

yak651 wrote:

So been distracted lately, my mom passed away Friday and the funeral was today. I drained the radiator fluid from my bike into ...more

Sorry to hear about your mom, yak. You and your family are in my thoughts.

On a positive note, you should run a whole lot cooler this summer...

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3/23/2021 8:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2021 11:32 AM

We’ve all felt like idiots at some point lol. I sprayed Mugger Fogger on a dare under my nose awhile back. I guess it is supposed to be the worlds hottest pepper spray. Yeah, that stuff works (very well).
I’m sorry to hear about your mom. Loss of family is never easy.
Yesterday was the ten year mark since my grandfather committed suicide. Having a rough go myself.

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3/23/2021 8:50 PM

Glad you are OK and very sorry to hear about your mom.

FYI most coolants are ethylene glycol and it's highly toxic.

I think engine ice is propylene glycol and safe. Although the additives might not be too good for you.

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3/23/2021 9:30 PM

Dude go to the ER. Sorry for your loss

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3/23/2021 10:34 PM

Sorry to hear about your Mom and you drinking anti-freeze, hope things get better.

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3/23/2021 10:54 PM

how you feeling ... sorry bout your loosing your mom!

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3/23/2021 11:27 PM

Sorry for your loss and hope your doing ok. Sounds like a rough day...

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3/23/2021 11:31 PM

yak651 wrote:

So been distracted lately, my mom passed away Friday and the funeral was today. I drained the radiator fluid from my bike into ...more

My condolences to you and your family on your loss. Be strong.

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3/24/2021 12:26 AM

Sorry to hear about your mom.

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I was raised just off HWY 126 in Valencia during the 80's.

3/24/2021 4:28 AM

My condolences.

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3/24/2021 4:34 AM

Condolences Bud.. Lost my Mom when I was 31. Time will help you feel better, but think of her all the time! Hang in there!!

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3/24/2021 4:47 AM

Sorry about your Mom bro.

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3/24/2021 4:57 AM

Sorry about your mum dude.

What does the coolant taste like, I've always thought it looked yum.

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3/24/2021 5:02 AM

Sorry for your loss Yak, I’ve got a bottle of old coolant on my bench in a Gatorade bottle as well. I did a double take on it the other day when I was thirsty.

I better go dump it on the neighbors bushes like I was going to do in the first place. 😜

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3/24/2021 5:27 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. I feel ok this morning so don’t think I swallowed it. Loosing mom sucks but glad she is no longer suffering. She lived a long life and raised good kids. The last 6 months sucked, especially since February when we put her in hospice care. My brother, sisters and I were with her every day and were at her bedside for her last breathes. Never with someone during the time they are taking their last breath (my dad passed unexpectedly in his sleep) and it’s not pretty but at the very end it’s peaceful. Here’s a picture from 2 weeks ago when we had a nice day and my sister and I broke her out of the place to get some fresh air, she loved being outside. Mom and dad only attended one of my races but mom always left a twenty out for gas on the kitchen table before my brother and I left to the track in the morning. Photo

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3/24/2021 6:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2021 6:31 AM

Nice picture Brian.

Sincerest condolences to you and your family Yak. Take care of your family and yourself. See you soon.


Next time just dump the antifreeze out and tell your wife ... "oh no honey I did it agan" and start chuggin!

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3/24/2021 6:35 AM

You're not an idiot. You're human and losing someone close to you can really overwhelm your rational brain. Sorry for your loss.

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3/24/2021 7:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2021 7:26 AM

yak651 wrote:

So been distracted lately, my mom passed away Friday and the funeral was today. I drained the radiator fluid from my bike into ...more

Glad you're ok, and so sorry for your loss. Hang in there.

By the way, if memory serves me correft, Warren Reid did the same thing. He accidentally chugged some coolant in a Gaterade bottle.

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3/24/2021 8:11 AM

Thank goodness it was engine ice and not ethylene glycol based. You might've swallowed some, but it doesn't' really matter.

Propylene glycol is a common food additive and relatively edible (though the additives aren't good, they likely won't cause long term harm)

A mouthful of ethylene glycol based coolant would've dropped you permanently pretty quickly.

For those that are curious, they both smell and taste sweet, which is part of why the one is so dangerous to leave lying around; especially for pets.

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3/24/2021 8:17 AM

X2 on the ethylene glycol; don't try it, kids!


I think someone once drank from a bottle of propylene glycol to demonstrate its safety. Was that you, Engine Ice Dave?

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Braaapin' aint easy.

3/24/2021 9:40 AM

Falcon wrote:

X2 on the ethylene glycol; don't try it, kids!


I think someone once drank from a bottle of propylene glycol to demonstrate ...more

It was blue so maybe it was engine ice? I’m not original owner of bike was a ‘19 yz250f. Do Yamaha come with blue coolant and if so is it a knock off of engine ice?

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3/24/2021 10:09 AM

Could've been Bel-Ray's MotoChill. I'm not sure of all the different brands' colors though.

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3/24/2021 10:33 AM

Glad you got to spend so much time with her. Being with my father in the last week of his life was the most meaningful experience I've ever had.

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3/24/2021 11:10 AM

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Consider yourself lucky to have spent her last days with her. You can always think back to that. My dad died unexpectedly and all I can remember is him face down on his back porch and cleaning up his blood.

On a lighter note, blue gatorade tastes like coolant to me. Nasty shit.

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