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Ok, so I bought a bottle of water wetter and I got the fairing off. Is there a drain plug I should be looking for?

How do I drain out the coolant?

....once I drain out the coolant, I fill it through the radiator...correct?
I know I use a capfull of water wetter for each quart of distilled water. Do I fill it to the same level as the coolant would be at?

BTW- After taking the fairing off, I was looking at the coolant overflow tank and it was loose, the bolt was barely on it...good thing I checked....few more rides and it looks like it would have came completely undone.

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you should take the radiator hose off at the water pump so it will drain the motor cuz most of the coolant will be in there if you don't, then fill it with water and drain it agian so you will get all the coolant out, then put the whole bottle of water wetter in and fill it up with water,
 

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Ok, great....thanks! So I use the whole bottle of water wetter? The instructions say about a capful per quart of water.
 

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Sorry I'm no help but I'm waiting for answers too. Another thread a member told me to still use about 20% coolant so the water doesn't boil- which makes sense since my coolant temperatures exceed 212F frequently in the summer. You don't want boiling water in your system. I am going to follow his advice and still use about 20-25% antifreeze.
 

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thats if you are still using coolant you are not going to, so you need it to keep everything lubed up and protect it from corroding
 

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YammyR1 said:
Sorry I'm no help but I'm waiting for answers too. Another thread a member told me to still use about 20% coolant so the water doesn't boil- which makes sense since my coolant temperatures exceed 212F frequently in the summer. You don't want boiling water in your system. I am going to follow his advice and still use about 20-25% antifreeze.
You're not going to be the most popular fellow at the track if you crash and leave that on the ground.
 

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This is true. I was referring more for street use.
 

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YammyR1 said:
Sorry I'm no help but I'm waiting for answers too. Another thread a member told me to still use about 20% coolant so the water doesn't boil- which makes sense since my coolant temperatures exceed 212F frequently in the summer. You don't want boiling water in your system. I am going to follow his advice and still use about 20-25% antifreeze.
water will not boil at 212 degrees in a cooling system because the rad..cap hold pressure and at pressure water wont boil till 250 degrees
 

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Why not run just 50/50 like you're supposed to for the street? Does the Water Wetter do anything better than coolant? I just put it in because it's track legal.
 

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water wetter is a better heat transferring agent then water or coolant it breaks up the surface tension so more of the water is in contact with the motor and radiator you should go to the redline web site it has a video that explains everything
 

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are you required by the track org. to change out your fluids?
 

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Thanks for the info guys! I'll check it out.
 

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COOL, just checking.......never changed A/F in either my bikes, the track orgs i goto don't require it......

***a suggestion....... recommend you do the trackday w/o the side fairings......
 

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Most tracks will not allow any etholyene (sp?) glycol based coolants. Not sure what the temperature is there, but here it gets pretty hot, and distilled water has never failed me.

Water wetter is good, but not nessesary.
 

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That's cool, wish that was the case with this org. too. It's kind of a pain in the ass, but I could see why it would be a good idea to do it.
 

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It's a great idea because it will completely ruin a track day when somebody spills that shit on the racing line. It's not that hard to crack a radiator.
 

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I'm so glad my Katana is oil cooled, no need to replace the coolant!!!

I barely have any time nor money left by now after I've bought all my gear (was missing boots and riding pants), new tyres, synth. fork oil, bla, bla and more bla.
 

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Süsser Tod said:
I'm so glad my Katana is oil cooled, no need to replace the coolant!!!

I barely have any time nor money left by now after I've bought all my gear (was missing boots and riding pants), new tyres, synth. fork oil, bla, bla and more bla.
yeah too bad its a katana...otherwise that would be rreally cool.







jk man :eek:nfloor
 
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