Cooling system. - flushing

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neale
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Cooling system. - flushing

Postby neale » Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:21 pm

Competing my first BEARS race next week on the SD.
One of the rules is that the motorcycle can only use water in the cooling system. This is for safety as anti-freeze does not evaporate and can cause problems on the track in the event of an off.

My questions is:- What is the best way to flush all the anti-freeze from the bike? Is disconnecting the metal hose from the water pump and draining the best option or is there a better way?

Cheers

Neale


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Postby boysie » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:15 am

Hi, what is BEARS?

There are track approved coolants such as Evans Coolant (non-glycol based), Probably a good idea as the coolant provides lubrication to the pump.. Also, I seem to remember people having issues with there 950 Adventures when not changing the coolant in the prescribed fashion, IE getting an air lock in the system..

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Postby neale » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:24 am

BEARS:- British, European, American Racing and Supporters

checkout http://www.ozbearsracing.com

Thanks for the tip about the coolant but the Australian Manual of Motorcycle Sport stipulates that the only liquid must be water.

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Neale


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