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Old 05-19-2010, 04:13 PM   #21
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In a track situation, I can see water wetter ideal/required. Its considerate of other riders too.


For the streets, I ran regular coolant in the busa. I cant think of too many bikes in our realm that would produce more heat then that beast w a single aux fan. Just saying, if there was a serious defect in the cooling system, the manufactorers would address it.

If its time to change out coolant per maintenance, check your options. Otherwise dont fix it if it isnt broken.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:17 PM   #22
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in my case i am looking for other alternatives to lower the temp on the duc, the vtwin produces too much heat and i feel like its roasting my legs during the summer, specially in stop and go traffic conditions.
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Since the efficiency is dependant on heat dispursement, I wouldnt expect to see much of a difference since the flow of the coolant is low at idle. The same fan will kick on and blow the air across the radiator through the side vents.

Peak cooling efficiency is usually around 50mph at mid-to-lower-mid rpm since the engine is working within its torque band but not creating excessive heat from higher engine speeds, air flow is manageable and not choking the ducting.

Now if the system ran a different pressure along w the chemical in question maybe that would help the temperature. I'd make sure distilled water isnt recommended to preserve alluminium articles w the additive. Water heated by aluminium can cause oxydation that will clog up ports over extended periods.
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in my case i am looking for other alternatives to lower the temp on the duc, the vtwin produces too much heat and i feel like its roasting my legs during the summer, specially in stop and go traffic conditions.
I'm not sure there is any way to get rid of that, it's the nature of the beast. The most it's going to lower it is 4-8 degrees I think roasting of thighs would still happen.
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I'm not sure there is any way to get rid of that, it's the nature of the beast. The most it's going to lower it is 4-8 degrees I think roasting of thighs would still happen.
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+1 on Water Wetter. I started using it in the 90's on race bikes, and I use it on all street bikes as well. Haven't ever had a problem.
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I'm not sure there is any way to get rid of that, it's the nature of the beast. The most it's going to lower it is 4-8 degrees I think roasting of thighs would still happen.
oh man sux..... i guess i will just have to wrap my legs in aluminum foil before i go riding again lol
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:39 PM   #28
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if you drain it and refill with engine ice or wetter..dont forget to burp the air bubble out...
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:44 PM   #29
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if you drain it and refill with engine ice or wetter..dont forget to burp the air bubble out...
i think i am just going to leave it alone.....
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Thumbs up Engine Ice Good stuff!

Check this out:

http://www.engineice.cc/faq.html

I think Engine Ice it is really good stuff, but when use right, you must drain your system and flush it; and only use one type of coolant, do not mix coolant like you should not mix oil.

I highly recomend you get this Engine Ice. I use it on my DUC.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:07 PM   #31
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your engine temp is regulated by a thermostat, fans and a radiator. its not going to drastically drop temps. i use it but because it is supposed to be non or less toxic to the environment. but it does its job just fine. little pricey for a pre mix coolant. but i use it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:20 AM   #33
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:24 AM   #34
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I ran Engine ice in my old 750, which i rode/drag raced HARD! i never noticed any difference in cooling. Just Use water wetter or regular coolant.

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Old 05-20-2010, 09:33 AM   #35
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Engine ice is NOT allowed in CMRA
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im not using watter wetter or engine ice brand, ill have to look at the can again to see what it is. im probably using 80 % distilled water and the rest the cooling additive.
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i use a 50% garden hose water 50% urine mix in the suzuki. it's all it deserves. still rackin up miles.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:36 PM   #38
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if you shake the engine ice bottle it supposedly gets cooler. :]
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:43 PM   #39
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this thread cracks me up...everyones opinions on this stuff is funny
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if you shake the engine ice bottle it supposedly gets cooler. :]
Lol so let me get this straight. If you shake the bottle you create an endotheric reaction?
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