Any reason not to run Dexcool in BMW bike?

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For some unremembered reason I flushed and filled my 1986 BMW K75C bike with Dexcool many years ago. I have drained and fresh filled about every 5 years. No issues to report. I did replace the plastic/aluminum radiator two years ago, but the bike was 26 years old with 140,000 miles...not a coolant issue I guess. Now time to drain and refill.....would another type coolant do me better? The Honda coolant I stock for the CR -V...BMW long life coolant?
 

JHZR2

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I'm guessing they specified g-48 blue coolant originally. The closest thing to it is g-05 which is readily available. But there's something to be said about not messing with success. Dex isn't bad stuff if implemented correctly.
 
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