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Offline Frontline

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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2019, 11:14:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by Warmweather-Rider [+]
Itís been really hot here in Alabama,  in the 90ísF.  Heat index about 104F.  Humidity is high also.  I ride at night occasionally because itís a little cooler then.  I think Iíll try the blue Yamaha racing antifreeze!
Uhhhh......okay!?!?!  :187:

You do realize you are changing an ethylene glycol based coolant with an ethylene glycol. But if you really prefer the color blue this much, I guess...  :157:

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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2019, 12:57:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Warmweather-Rider [+]
Itís been really hot here in Alabama,  in the 90ísF.  Heat index about 104F.  Humidity is high also.  I ride at night occasionally because itís a little cooler then.  I think Iíll try the blue Yamaha racing antifreeze!
If that Yami blue coolant is 'racing' coolant you should make sure it has lubricant and corrosion inhibitors in it and is ok for use in a street bike. If a race bike crashes the track doesn't want any slippery stuff in it.
Just a thought.

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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2019, 01:39:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
If that Yami blue coolant is 'racing' coolant you should make sure it has lubricant and corrosion inhibitors in it and is ok for use in a street bike. If a race bike crashes the track doesn't want any slippery stuff in it.
Just a thought.
It does have lube.... Yamaha calling it "racing coolant" is all marketing because its standard glycol based stuff and most racing tracks have rules against using that stuff because its a pita to clean up (or slick). So its an oxymoron type product.

At this point (OP), try blue Kool-Aid (pun intended).

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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2019, 02:16:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Frontline [+]

At this point (OP), try blue Kool-Aid (pun intended).

Would you still need to add Water Wetter if it's made with water?  :084:
 
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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2019, 03:05:06 PM »
An effective hack for this problem is to place a 3cm piece of electrical tape over the left side of the instrument gauge, where it says "H" and "C". Hardcore riders have used this traditional Kawasaki hack since the GPZ900R - which is what the H and C stand for.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2019, 03:07:02 PM by KellyL »

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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2019, 03:19:49 PM »
Does the Yamaha racing antifreeze have corrosion inhibitors?
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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2019, 12:12:08 AM »
I ask the guy who sales it at the shop today about it,  he said the blue antifreeze will freeze up in the winter so I do not want it.
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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2019, 12:17:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by Warmweather-Rider [+]
I ask the guy who sales it at the shop today about it,  he said the blue antifreeze will freeze up in the winter so I do not want it.
Yeah, that would be bad.

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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2019, 04:53:22 AM »
   To: WarmWeatherRider; My wrenchers, who ride dirt competitively, put me on to Evans coolant, no water added, but youíll need to flush before filling.  Stuff works great(up here in Wisconsin).  Happy Trails, Ksaki17
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Re: Is the blue antifreeze better at keeping the temp down?
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2019, 11:57:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ksaki17 [+]
   To: WarmWeatherRider; My wrenchers, who ride dirt competitively, put me on to Evans coolant, no water added, but youíll need to flush before filling.  Stuff works great(up here in Wisconsin).  Happy Trails, Ksaki17
He isn't interested....its not blue. :192: