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    How to use water wetter?

    How much water/ coolant and water wetter is a good mix for your bike?

    what temp range am i to expect when using it?

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    there are generally guideline instructions on the labels that will give you enough information to make a decision.
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    I used one bottle and distilled water in my ZX14, made a big difference to the operating temp when stuck in traffic etc. ZX14 does not have a temp gauge as such, just bars so I can't tell you exactly in degrees.

    You may need some coolant in the mix for the Winter months.

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    im pretty sure it tells you on the box how much distilled water to add. I also believe it also claims how much it will reduce your temp range as well.

    If you using it to counter some overheating problem and blowing headgaskets ... not really going to help, your better off finding the actual cause
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    The difference water wetter will make is better heat transfer. Riding along the bike may run cooler, however stationary in traffic the bike will still heat up to exactly the same temp that the fan cuts in at. It may cool down quicker than beforehand after the fan cuts in.
    Glycol based additives act the opposite as water wetter, giving less heat transfer (but raising the boiling point)
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    Quote Originally Posted by filbert View Post
    there are generally guideline instructions on the labels that will give you enough information to make a decision.
    awesome filbert, wondered what all that stuff said. thanks buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    I used one bottle and distilled water in my ZX14, made a big difference to the operating temp when stuck in traffic etc. ZX14 does not have a temp gauge as such, just bars so I can't tell you exactly in degrees.

    You may need some coolant in the mix for the Winter months.
    how many litres in your radiator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkfibre View Post
    The difference water wetter will make is better heat transfer. Riding along the bike may run cooler, however stationary in traffic the bike will still heat up to exactly the same temp that the fan cuts in at. It may cool down quicker than beforehand after the fan cuts in.
    Glycol based additives act the opposite as water wetter, giving less heat transfer (but raising the boiling point)
    so the boiling piont with water wetter is?

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    im guessing after all that the best way to use it would be to add to coolant rather than distilled water as boil piont will be reached before fan cuts in?

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    google will tell you everything you need to know.

    http://www.redlineoil.com/content/fi...ech%20Info.pdf

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    Red Line WaterWetter® does not significantly
    increase the boiling point of water
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    its 250f with 15 psi radiator cap (121c) thats water and water wetter
    with 50% coolant its 265f (129c)

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    Back to basics.

    When stationary the bike heats up to 105 deg and then the fan cuts in. With normal cap pressure this is below boiling point regardless of water wetter or glycol coolant. If the bike then boils there is a problem requiring repairs.
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    so supplementing coolant with water wetter and distilled water with normal conditions wont damage anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbr1234mike View Post
    how many litres in your radiator?
    3.4 litres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbr1234mike View Post
    so supplementing coolant with water wetter and distilled water with normal conditions wont damage anything?
    Correct, and as previously mentioned follow the instructions on the product.

    Disclaimer; You can damage things if you let the coolant level get too low, or introduce an airlock in the system etc.
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    rather than mess with coolant and distilled water etc. why not buy a few 5L bottles of premix coolant you can add your water wetter to that, and then you will always have the right mix for top ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by filbert View Post
    rather than mess with coolant and distilled water etc. why not buy a few 5L bottles of premix coolant you can add your water wetter to that, and then you will always have the right mix for top ups.
    filbert, did you just say something useful? give yourself a pat on the back mate
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    if running dis water and ww is hunky dory, then i might give it a shot for a while. the 5L coolant idea is good but i wouldnt mind seeing if it does improve things this way first.
    kiwi had success with dis water and ww on his zx14 in peak hour traffic conditions.

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    Yes it worked a treat cooling down the 14, they are notorious for getting hot and bothered in traffic.

    So yes WW doe's work.

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    oh you wanted useful answers? i was always told ask a stupid question get a stupid answer so i thought i was helping
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