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Old 07-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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Is water good enough in this heat?

Taking the bike to the track for TWS (Texas World Speedway) this weekend and was wondering if water would be sufficient to keep the bike cool. I know that the beginners group does not have to remove the antifreeze from their bikes but was thinking that I should probably do it anyways. Will water be sufficient or is it likely that the bike will overheat?
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Never run straight water. Its not good for the system.

Unless there are regulations at the track or w the organization, regular 50/50 coolant mixture is fine.

Your bike will be running a little hotter if you're on it but the performance shouldnt be sacrificed. The bike was designed for this type of riding.
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DUDE. YOU ARE CRAZY!! At the track there are NO stop lights, stop signs, or stop and go traffic, which is what causes your bike to overheat. Once you get going, you won't have to stop..................... untill you want to. Do you think your bike would overheat going 55+ on the freeway?

Cali, why isn't straight water good for the system. Everything I have read says straight water has the most cooling potential. (Distilled)
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It does have the best cooling powers but also has alot of draw backs and requires upkeep.

Coolant withholds evaporation and freezing. It also prevents tarnishing. So a mixture of a homogenius mixture is benefitial. You can loose alot of water to evaporation, pressure expansion then releasion through the cap.
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It does have the best cooling powers but also has alot of draw backs and requires upkeep.

Coolant withholds evaporation and freezing. It also prevents tarnishing. So a mixture of a homogenius mixture is benefitial. You can loose alot of water to evaporation, pressure expansion then releasion through the cap.
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U can run water, especially if you're doing shorter sprints etc, but keep at eye on it carefully.

For street, forget about it.
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Also, your water pump and gaskets are lubricated by your coolant. So plain water is not that good to run. The water wetter bottle states that water wetter mixed with water provides better cooling than just water.

Engine Ice has really worked out well for me. Or supercool by Redline (pre-mixed water wetter).

Do not use tap water. The minerals will cause rust to form in your system.

Also, I installed the Samco silicone hose kit last week. They claim 5-10 degrees cooler....... bs. Doesn't do anything but look pretty, I believe.
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What is the maintenance interval for the Engine Ice?(street use)
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Not sure. The bottle does not say, but it does not have to be changed out for winter. It has freeze protection down to -26 F

I usually change mine every 6 months, but I am kind of about my bike maintenance.
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DUDE. YOU ARE CRAZY!! At the track there are NO stop lights, stop signs, or stop and go traffic, which is what causes your bike to overheat. Once you get going, you won't have to stop..................... untill you want to. Do you think your bike would overheat going 55+ on the freeway?

Cali, why isn't straight water good for the system. Everything I have read says straight water has the most cooling potential. (Distilled)
My R1 has been modified a little and it is not uncommon on the track for it to hover around 216 to 218. When I pit in and turn the bike off, the temp really gets up there. That is why I bring that big fan. Not just for me, but for her.

I did the radiator fan switch mod for the R1 the other day. Enables you to manually switch the fans on prior to the factory setting of 219F. Pretty cool. Just ground one wire on the relay from the ECU. Doesn't interrupt the original wiring system, either. Makes a big difference on traffic (or forest noob rides where everyone has to stop and wait for everyone to catch up )

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