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Engine Ice / Kool Aid?

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Im lookin for something to help my Ten run a bit cooler on the track. Does anyone have any experience with these two additives? Do they help much?

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i run Liguid Performance, it works pretty good. these bikes just run hot, there not much you can do about it
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What do you guys consider hot? I have a friend that runs water wetter in his gsxr but I dont know what kind of difference it makes. What if you mess with the water/antifreeze ratio? Maybe a 70/30 mix. Not sure how the cooling system on a bike is any different that a car
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I like Cyrstal Light in peach ice tea flavor.....
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What do you guys consider hot? I have a friend that runs water wetter in his gsxr but I dont know what kind of difference it makes. What if you mess with the water/antifreeze ratio? Maybe a 70/30 mix. Not sure how the cooling system on a bike is any different that a car
I cant run normal coolant on the track. Up until now i have been running water with Water Wetter. Both Cool Aide (not Kool Aid.. lol) and Engine Ice should be usable on a race track and are supposed to help the engine run cooler.

If its a particularly hot day, i'll be 195-205 during my cool down lap... sometimes a little higher.

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I have been running water wetter for the past you seasons. I like it over engine ice because first off it is cheaper. Second if for any reason it is easy to source or change. I run in the midwest so summer temps are in the upper 80s or higher. I do not remember the exact temps right off hand but I do know that the temps are very stable and within the normal range. This past year we switched my buddies bike to engine ice and he had good luck with it. One thing to keep in mind I guess would be are you riding you bike in the street? I say that because if so I think engine ice will be the better choice as you pour it in and go per say. With water wetter it needs to be taken out and replaced with coolant if you are subject to winter like I am or it make freeze.

Another thing you might consider are silicone radiator lines. I am looking into these as well. They are said to help drop temps. I know Samco makes kits for the tens.
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What do you guys consider hot? I have a friend that runs water wetter in his gsxr but I dont know what kind of difference it makes. What if you mess with the water/antifreeze ratio? Maybe a 70/30 mix. Not sure how the cooling system on a bike is any different that a car
most companys like engine ice, water wetter, and liguid performance run a 50/50 of coolent and distlied water. there all gonna make about a 20 degree cooler promise, BUT imo you might see about a 5 degree difference on a good day. about 172-180degrees on the track during the summer months is running a lil hot when your actually running a sprint. and 214degrees sitting in traffic really sucks.
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I cant run normal coolant on the track. Up until now i have been running water with Water Wetter. Both Cool Aide (not Kool Aid.. lol) and Engine Ice should be usable on a race track and are supposed to help the engine run cooler.

If its a particularly hot day, i'll be 195-205 during my cool down lap... sometimes a little higher.

its worth a shot, thats a little bit high unless your running in upwards of 90+ degrees. good luck with it.
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I cant run normal coolant on the track. Up until now i have been running water with Water Wetter. Both Cool Aide (not Kool Aid.. lol) and Engine Ice should be usable on a race track and are supposed to help the engine run cooler.

If its a particularly hot day, i'll be 195-205 during my cool down lap... sometimes a little higher.
Ah, I see. I didn't think about track regulations.
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most companys like engine ice, water wetter, and liguid performance run a 50/50 of coolent and distlied water. there all gonna make about a 20 degree cooler promise, BUT imo you might see about a 5 degree difference on a good day. about 172-180degrees on the track during the summer months is running a lil hot when your actually running a sprint. and 214degrees sitting in traffic really sucks.
That's hot. The highest I think I've ever seen was 208. It was a hot day....in December I can't wait to see how the Fl summer will treat me.....
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