Air cooled vers water cooled
Posted March 17, 2004 - 07:45 PM
Posted March 17, 2004 - 08:18 PM
I too worry about my radiators... I think I am going to buy some braces for them. I do kinda miss my TTR250 when it comes to simplicity, but the WR450 is just such a machine I could never go back just for simplicity
Posted March 17, 2004 - 08:37 PM
It was a cheap fix but it did fail due to my not seeing the problem before hand. I think water cooling is the way to go. If your out riding and you start overheating and boiling coolant you'll know it. Where as with a air cooled bike it might be a little harder to tell that the motor is in real touble. And by the time it really tells you it may be to late.
Posted March 18, 2004 - 12:42 AM
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Posted March 19, 2004 - 10:37 PM
i dont think soo man !!
Posted March 20, 2004 - 07:03 AM
Water cooling does give you an enormous performance advantage in several ways. 1st, the engine can be designed to tighter tolerances and higher compression giving you more hp. 2nd, since the temperature remains constant, you don't see a decrease in performance during operation like you do with air cooled. I had 2 air cooled street bikes and they would overheat under hard use and the performance would go way down. 3rd, if maintained correctly, a water cooled engine should far outlast an air cooled engine.
Many of the higher performance air cooled engines run an oil cooler because air cooling alone isn't enough. This also has the side benefit of carrying additional oil as well.
I've had a bunch of water cooled bikes and run guards and have NEVER trashed a radiator. I crash hard and anyone that's ridden with me can attest to that. Ask yzman400.
Posted March 20, 2004 - 07:29 AM
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