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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Water Wetter

I tried water wetter in my 2010 Voyager with 600 miles and it works. I drained the coolant and flushed with distilled water. I used a 30% mixture of coolant with water and added 1 oz. of water wetter per quart of new coolant. My results were the temp gauge now sits just above the half way mark at cruising speed where before it was at 3/4. In slow moving traffic and red lights the cooling fan still comes on but cuts off quicker. I live in Augusta, Georgia and these results were in 96 degree temperature days. I am still not completely satisfied with how hot this bike is but this has made an improvement and for the cost it is well worth it.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 05:21 PM
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you want to see your temp go down, get some fuel managment and slip ons. at crusing speeds on 90 degree weather, my temp setts half way under the half mark, so i gues that would be inbetween the 2nd and third mark.

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I have come to the conclusion that these bikes (at least my bike) do not run as hot as we think. While in Sturgis on a really hot day (97 degrees) I shot the top of my radiator with an infra red temp gauge. I just returned from a 170 mile ride, I let it idle while I went in to get the gauge, the fan was running and the temp was 194 degrees. This was a similar circumstance to sitting at a stoplight. 194 is not all that bad. That's about what my Cummins Diesel in our Bus runs at idle, and its radiator is darn close to as big as the entire Voyager. The heat has to go somewhere from this big engine and yes you're sitting in the path of where it has to go.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 09:30 AM
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Dr.G you are 100% right on the temps and where the heat goes. What everyone feels is the heat from the fan on the left side of the motor. The right side gets partially blocked and directed under the bike by the exhaust shielding coming out of the front cylinder. Now make a shield like that on the left side and you won't feel the heat as much. You can't eliminate the heat everyone has a heat pump between their legs...lol

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I can't say whether the bikes need it or not, but Water Wetter certainly does work. The first time I used it was on a car with a sensitive aftermarket temp-gauge, and in all conditions I could see the system working cooler for given known routes, and also getting cooler faster after getting on the throttle for a while or in traffic jams.

Race bikes usually use nothing but distilled water and Water Wetter (no coolant what-so-ever).

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I went with Engine Ice and it did the same thing. Runs cooler. I don't know about water wetter, but engine ice is good to -26 degrees. No mixing. Bit pricey but still better than stock coolant. To me it is only hot when the fan comes on sitting still or less then 25 mph. Other than that it's no hotter than or less hot than all those Patrol Harley's I rode for 20 years.

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Never heard of Engine Ice, but I believe Water Wetter was the first of this type of product ever sold - that I know of, it is the original and most used.

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Your like me. I have never heard of water wetter.... We need sub zero coolant here.

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Quote:
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We need sub zero coolant here.
We need that here as well in Florida...lol

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Went to Orlando 4 years ago to see some guys I used to work with in the Air Force... They work at the cape. Felt like I was walking in a hard fog the whole time I was there. I am used to 4 percent humidity. But still had fun... Wanted to bring home a Manatee... I did get an awesome tour of the place.

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