Posted April 28, 2002 - 02:16 PM
Posted April 28, 2002 - 02:45 PM
Posted April 28, 2002 - 03:44 PM
Just the basics. These things don't have fans. If you're not moving, it isn't cooling. If you run it at idle for more than a few minutes, it will boil over, although you may not notice because it will probably just burp it back into the overflow tank under the rear fender.
The leaner you are, the hotter it runs. When I follow my daughter on trails, I richen it up a little on the pilot and needle because I stop a lot and usually am going slow. When I ride with boys I have to stretch to keep up with, I can lean it back to get the snap back without worrying because I have enough air flow to cool it.
Tell what you call overheating, feels hot, hot enough not to start, antifreeze all over trail? The best bet for cooling is plain distilled water from the grocery store at $.69 a gallon. Add a little oxidation inhibitor if you leave it in there long. Cools better than ethylene glycol mix, propylene glycol mix, or engine ice. DO NOT LEAVE JUST WATER IN IF ANY CHANCE OF FREEZING, DON'T FORGET THIS WINTER. Sorry for yelling.
Posted April 29, 2002 - 02:18 PM