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Alternative coolant-what to use?

Is water wetter still where it's at or has something else become more popular?

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i personally just use the honda stuff...



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i personally just use the honda stuff...

I am assuming he is talking about "track days" since the thread is under Racing/Track Time....

I still use Water Wetter with distilled water in the GTO....

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Water wetter is where it's at.

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From researching Track Day prep...Water Weter is the shiznik


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If you wanna go the cheap route...just pee in it. (OK, maybe you shouldn't do that)

I just put water wetter in my bike. Still had 50/50 in it, and water wetter claims to make the bike run cooler, even with 50/50. I need to change the coolant, but have been lazy....have too much fun riding when it is nice and not enough clean room in the garage to wrench when it is not nice. Guess I need to clean the garage soon.

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I thought water wetter was used in racebikes as it is not slippery on the track.I thought it freezes in temps below 32 F.

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Does anyone have dyno info regarding waterwetter increasing horse power?If it only makes the engine coolant temp lower is it just overkill? I thought as long as an engine doesn't overheat the coolant temp was not a significant factor in power or longevity for a street motor.

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Yeah...has nothing to do with performance, just doesn't contaminate the racetrack like traditional antifreeze in the event of a horrific wipeout *cough*GDJAM*cough*. This bike will not see freezing temps so that's a nonissue.

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From what I understand, glycol coolants are slippery if spilled on a track. Water wetter and distilled water does not make the track slippery. Water wetter and distilled water is the (according to Water Wetter) the best for a bike running cooler. 50/50 and ww will make it run cooler, but not as much as distilled water and ww. I put it in because the fan almost always kicks in when I am waiting in line at the gate to post on >90 degree days. I was hoping it would not kick on, or at least wait before it does.

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i thought i read on here a while ago that a few people were having problems with water wetter destroying seals in their cooling systems... maybe it was just an isolated case

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I use both Redline WaterWetter and Silkolene Pro CAA for my track/race bikes and motard. Both are good but you need to either store in warm room or change to glycol for freezing months.

For street duties, I would not bother with the above. I have not used Engine Ice but suggest you look into it.

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I still use Amsoil proylene glycol in my bikes. Temp regualtion is good, freeze protection good, and its more track friendly than the green stuff.

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