Water Wetter = Satan's Urine - Wrist Twisters
View Poll Results: Your experience with Water Wetter?
I used Water Wetter and it ruined seal(s) on my bike. 2 4.65%
I used Water Wetter and it will ruin seals on my bike soon. 2 4.65%
I do not use anything but standard coolant. 34 79.07%
I use an equivalent and shouldn't be poking my nose in this poll. 5 11.63%
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post #1 of 30 Old 12-12-2007, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Water Wetter = Satan's Urine

Yep.

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Elaborate oh young one.




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Elaborate oh young one.
This forum posts the thread before you finish making the poll... You're just too quick.

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This forum posts the thread before you finish making the poll... You're just too quick.
That's what my wife said.




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That's what my wife said.
Dang, I seriously was going to say that at the end.

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Dang, I seriously was going to say that at the end.
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add an option... i use WW and blew a water pump but am unsure why it is connected

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Where is: I use water wetter in the correct ratio and it has never failed me or harmed any of my seals.



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Where is: I use water wetter in the correct ratio and it has never failed me or harmed any of my seals.

Cause I don't wanna... The implication of the above statement is that if you use the wrong ratio of this stuff it'll ruin your bike. Fantastic.

I used the correct amount in my bike and FLOOPAAFLIPING! No good.

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you haven't explained why WW caused your water pump seal to fail... i want to know as i've already replaced mine and i'd like to know why

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Blue Blur, please read this thread for clarification: LINK.

Or maybe I should just quote Typhoon blue
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water wetter does not have the lubricity that the factory coolant has... the baffling that is inside the pump breaks down quicker than otherwise... thus a leak will appear prematurely.. Im not trying to be a dick about it but I have been down this road when I used to race... I had 3 waterpumps on my 900rr which has the same waterpump as the 919... Be that as it may having blue coolant is cool i guess LOL


yes the purpose of wetter and ice... is that it is easier to cleanup and not as slipppery as standard coolant... but that is also the reason that it buggers up pumps. It doesn't coat or lubricate as well.

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The last guy I know who used WW in an RC51 said he went out to the garage the next morning and the bike looked like this:


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5. I don't know what Water Wetter is and I shouldn't be messing with this poll.

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so apparently i'm #1

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next question... will straight water have the same effect or is there something about WW that makes it worse? does it sap moisture from rubber?

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Where is: I use water wetter in the correct ratio and it has never failed me or harmed any of my seals.
+1 ..... going on 4 years with just WW and distilled h2o.

I just pulled my motor and the jackets, pump, and thermostat housing all look fine.

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My track bike is an old race bike from 01 (GSXR)... always been a racer and no doubt always had wetter and water in it. No problems with seals so far. Could it be an isolated issue for hondas?

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possibly if their seals are getting broken down by some of the chemicals in WW

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As to not skew the results, should add a standard voting choice "I'm just here for casino cash"

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Cause I don't wanna... The implication of the above statement is that if you use the wrong ratio of this stuff it'll ruin your bike. Fantastic.

I used the correct amount in my bike and FLOOPAAFLIPING! No good.
Are you freaking whining? Cause it sure sounds like it!

I've never used the stuff and I'm not sure if it's really necessary to use it but I may be wrong. I've never had issues with any of my track bikes that run straight distilled water.

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I tried it and I sold the the next season... so I have no long term answer for you.

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I've used Watter Wetter since it came in a crystal form back in the day and have never had even the slightest hint of a problem. We've ran it in Motorcycles (both street & dirt), Racecars, Tow rigs and passenger cars with great results. It's currenly in everything I own thats water cooled.

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Cripes, I need to remember to get the Water Wetter out of my VFR this weekend. No trackdays 'til the end of February, so it's back to the green stuff.

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Cripes, I need to remember to get the Water Wetter out of my VFR this weekend. No trackdays 'til the end of February, so it's back to the green stuff.
why? unless Oakland freezes and you don't have a garage...

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why? unless Oakland freezes and you don't have a garage...

34 degrees last night...dangerously close. And no garage, I have the bikes in an EZ-Up tent in the back yard!

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holy crap dude yeah switch that stuff over

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You would need it to be below 32 for quite a few days. I have used WW for the last few years on and off. Never had any problems with any of my bikes. I have switched to Evans in two of them. The Motard will be switched Evans next year.

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Careful with Evans. I used it on the watercooled engine in my plane and it allowed my CHT's to go through the roof. They were sponsoring me at the time so I called them and they said "Oh yeah, it will do that with a smaller engine." Gee, thanks. It will protect an engine from boil-over when you are experiencing extremely high temps, but the point is to NOT have the extremely high temps. I traded it out for the 'Wetter and it's been smooth sailing (or flying) ever since. I get the impression Evans is more beneficial for something like a racing engine V8 or V6 application.

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Careful with Evans. I used it on the watercooled engine in my plane and it allowed my CHT's to go through the roof. They were sponsoring me at the time so I called them and they said "Oh yeah, it will do that with a smaller engine." Gee, thanks. It will protect an engine from boil-over when you are experiencing extremely high temps, but the point is to NOT have the extremely high temps. I traded it out for the 'Wetter and it's been smooth sailing (or flying) ever since. I get the impression Evans is more beneficial for something like a racing engine V8 or V6 application.
Hey Bob, I thought you were going to give us updates on the new plane endevours?




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