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post #16 of 44 Old 07-05-2012, 05:53 AM
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I run RedLine Water Wetter in the summertime.

It is hot as crap here and the humidity is close to 95% right now, bike barely ever gets over 200 in traffic. My average temps stay between 156 and 160 degrees F.
water wetter is a great additive. I know some who use only WW as coolant. They have no problems either but I wouldnt do that
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just use water...unless your running your bike in the winter season
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just use water...unless your running your bike in the winter season
Distilled water. And I mix distilled water and water wetter and in the hottest of traffic my bike never goes over 205.
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Distilled water. And I mix distilled water and water wetter and in the hottest of traffic my bike never goes over 205.
i put W/W and distilled water in my system after doing a complete flush. i rode the bike this morning and it was actally kinda chilly. bike temp still reached 220?? why is it still running hot?

normally temp only reaches 180-190 during my morning ride to work. i want to switch to 50/50 prestone but im not sure if that will fix my overheating problem

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just use water...unless your running your bike in the winter season
don't do this, you need some kind of additive for lubrication and corrosion protection.

But to thug just get some 50/50 whatever antifreeze to top it off. Or just add a little water if you've not lost that much.

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i put W/W and distilled water in my system after doing a complete flush. i rode the bike this morning and it was actally kinda chilly. bike temp still reached 220?? why is it still running hot?

normally temp only reaches 180-190 during my morning ride to work. i want to switch to 50/50 prestone but im not sure if that will fix my overheating problem
Do a flush mate,

1. Drain all the coolant (from all different drain holes)
2. Flush the system with distilled water
3. Refill with fresh coolant.
4. Run the bike with the radiator cap off and tap all hoses to free trapped air, (you should see some of the coolant bubble by the radiator filler neck (where the cap is)
5. And wallah! bike should run nicely.

If not....and this is where i had a problem, Pull your thermostat out and check if its operating under the right temps (i.e. opening and closing)
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Distilled water and water wetter or running just distilled water isn't a long term solution. Just water alone doesn't negotiate any lubrication/anti-corrosive properties and hey it's your bike- do what you want to do...

Running water wetter and water is good but it is also not a long term solution. You will have to change it out at least once every 3 months. It is only designed for the racetrack in which you will have to change it out every other track day.

OK so you don't want to spend $50 on engine ice... You have to change it out every year anyway... Not your thing? I understand.

Toyota and Honda both sell high quality coolant that can be used for our bikes. Toyota has the red coolant which lasts 4-5 years at a 50/50 ratio. Honda has the type II blue coolant which also lasts about the same (don't quote me). It's $20 for a gallon of the toyota red which yields 2 gallons at 50/50. The honda type II sells for $15 for a gallon pre-mixed. Both are excellent coolants with top of the line anti-corrosive and lubrication properties.

And if you are really cheap... Like joe dirt cheap... You can always put that prestone or that no frills coolant from your friendly neighborhood parts store in your bike. Save that shit for the single moms with 5 kids or the redneck hillbillies. I treat my bike a lot better than that.

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you got ta gitchoself some popeyes chickin... now you make sure you snick in the back door sos you kin gitchu a few cups o dat chickin grease....

make sure iss hot cos whin you put it in you radiator iss gonna conjeel. when yo bike giss hot it will keep dem hosses all nice and slickety slickety... and yo bike will run smoooooooooooooth...
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you got ta gitchoself some popeyes chickin... now you make sure you snick in the back door sos you kin gitchu a few cups o dat chickin grease....

make sure iss hot cos whin you put it in you radiator iss gonna conjeel. when yo bike giss hot it will keep dem hosses all nice and slickety slickety... and yo bike will run smoooooooooooooth...



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Back on topic, thanks for the info ray, I need to do a flush here soon, might try some of the toyota stuff.

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I changed out the coolant in my bike today and used prestone 50/50 and the bike has been running fine in the brutal Phoenix heat. of course the ww and engine ice type stuff is better but I have to prioritize my expenditures.
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I changed out the coolant in my bike today and used prestone 50/50 and the bike has been running fine in the brutal Phoenix heat. of course the ww and engine ice type stuff is better but I have to prioritize my expenditures.
So I see you are right there with the redneck hillbillies and single moms on a budget...

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So I see you are right there with the redneck hillbillies and single moms on a budget...
you know...i did the same thing as emiller480
And for some stupid reason my Bike has been running cooler with prestone 50/50 than when I did my first flush and used actual "motorcycle coolant" from the stealership

So call me a hillbilly too....but it worked
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you know...i did the same thing as emiller480
And for some stupid reason my Bike has been running cooler with prestone 50/50 than when I did my first flush and used actual "motorcycle coolant" from the stealership

So call me a hillbilly too....but it worked

really? i might have to use prestone on my next change. using w/w and distilled water right now, didnt know that it had to be changed so often.

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