Took a little spill now I have a question
Posted February 12, 2006 - 03:01 PM
Posted February 12, 2006 - 03:08 PM
keep an eye on it initially, but ive seen some mangled radiators that dont leak and the owners dont worry.
Posted February 12, 2006 - 05:08 PM
Posted February 13, 2006 - 10:38 AM
Posted February 13, 2006 - 12:36 PM
Im really not to worried about it at this point. I Noticed that when I went out yesterday for a quick rip, that I am getting a little noise on the left side I never heard before. But only after a hard stomp up a big hill with not a lot of air flow on a hot day. I am going go put some new fluid in it today. I know the question has been posed a thousand times before on this site, but Im gonna ask again. Whats the best coolant to run? Is ice the best? Im in southern cali so freezing is not a real problem. I appreciate your response guys.
I run engine ice but hear the Evans NPG-R is supposed to out perform it.
Run till your radiator leaks and then fix it. If it can't be fixed do not buy OEM, it will run you in the nieghborhood of $315 / side . I bought a set of Fluidynes for $400 for both sides, they are way beefier and transfer heat alot better
Posted February 13, 2006 - 03:43 PM
Posted February 13, 2006 - 03:54 PM
Never run straight water! These engines run very hot!!!!
Straight water is your best bet; maybe add some water wetter too. Unless you have overheating problems, the Evans is a waste of money. It doesn't transfer heat as well as water, but it has a high boiling point, which will keep it in the rads if you're prone to overheating.
Engine Ice coolant is great, Evans NPG-R is better and cheaper (it is here in Australia anyway!).
The cooler you bike runs, the better!
You can run with the bent radiator, if it not leaking, don't worry about it. If you get new ones, stay clear of OEM!!! Fluidynes for $400 sounds good to me.
Posted February 13, 2006 - 08:05 PM
Posted February 13, 2006 - 09:53 PM
Posted February 14, 2006 - 05:29 AM
Never run straight water! ... The cooler you bike runs, the better!
Straight distilled water has better heat transfer properties than EG or PG. Water wetter (or other surfacant) is supposed to increase the heat transferability of water. You will run coolest with this combo.
Now, if you have overheating problems or if you require freeze protection, you should add some glycol. I use just enough prestone antifreeze to obtain the freeze protection I need. I have no problems keeping it in my rads.