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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-30-2006, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Wetter Water?

As I was out cruising today, I noticed my fan come on a few times, and then I thought to myself, "Wonder if you can put a water wetter in these engines?" I remember cooling effiency discussions with my 2nd car, and the thing to do at the time was use a water wetter, like something from Redline. Has anyone tried this with our bikes?

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hummm not sure... i know it is used on pc rigs. they normally have copper or alum. in them so it should be fine from a metal stand point. not sure how the effect on rubber would be. wanna be our guinne pig.... btw i will get that muzzy fan for next summer

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I've already been the guinea pig with this too.
I used water wetter in my radiator before the last coolant change. Then I switched to Engine Ice.
Both work in keeping the temp down, especially in Arkansas and the lingering hot spells.
Water Wetter is less expensive at about $7 or $8 a bottle and you only use a little. Engine Ice runs about $20 a half gallon

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How much do you add? How do the two compare?

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As far as keeping the bike cooler, about the same. Engine Ice is just all pre-mixed in a half gallon jug.
One bottle of water wetter was enough to do the VN750 and the Goldwing. Actual dosage is on the bottle.

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How many miles did you go with the wetter, and how many with the ice? Did you experience any adverse effects? Perhaps we should push this for us southern folk?

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Let's see.. last summer was with the water wetter, so about 10,000 miles. This year is with Engine Ice so about 8,000 miles so far
No adverse affects, radiator flushes clean, bike runs to the left of the temp icon.
*L* I thought most Southern rider knew about either one of them.

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No, just us elderly. And then, it took me til now to even think of it. What's that, 7 years?

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Where do you find this stuff? NAPA maybe? I have never heard of it up here.
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Before Castrol Syntec, Before Mobil 1, there was a synthetic oil out there called REDLINE.

http://www.redlineoil.com/default.asp

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