Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 4 months of frozen hell
I Ride: 86,000+ mile '07 ZZR600
add about 2 ounces to nearly every bike getting a coolant flush/change
The trackbikes that still run coolant get this as well and most experience about 5-8* cooler operating temps...very unscientific as those bikes get a more diluted mix of coolant/distilled as well resulting in a higher percentage of distilled which results in a higher boiling point and a higher freeze point (warmer temps more susepctable to freezing......most are stored indoors or in heated storage so no -30 or -40 protection needed......0 or even 10* is adequate for most)
In my own bike I noticed no change in operating temps......... but my bike has always run very cool anyways.........typical to only see upper 150's on the low side to mid/upper 160's on most days and rarely ever reaching 180* (if it is around 90+ degrees) and never seeing 200 or above.... I also won't ride in traffic or sit in it.......I ride for fun in the country on open roads and don't sit around idling and chatting etc........ I ride!
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