Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
Join Date: Aug 2019
Re: Engine ice for regular street use?
I had an issue with the stock coolant (blue came with the bike, used @ 1300 miles) where sometimes if i sat for too long it would go past 230+ and my light would come on. Now between having a ECU flash that made my fans come on sooner, and switching to Cool-Aide, it stayed around 210-220 in traffic. Even when running fairly hard it stayed 195-205, and it just bothered me. I flushed it and swapped in Engine Ice yesterday, and since then i have not seen my bike go over 212 and that was when i actually let it sit and idle in my driveway for about 10 minutes after a decent ride. It's staying between 190-208 now. I cannot attest for what others have been through, but so far, out of all my others bikes (13 zx6r/15 CB1000R/15 FZ07) this bike seems to run the hottest, and the engine ice has dulled it to a point of not even noticing.
BTW, its been fairly same temps over the last month or so, being 90+ every day, and i've been riding the bike on almost the same route...So i know for sure Engine Ice has helped me, personally. I always used the Cool-Aide on my other bikes, so i know i've been mixing it right, as well as flushing the system in the same exact fashion.
As far as oil, when i got the bike it still had a yamaha oil filter on it, so i put about 200 miles on it and then parked it until i got some Mobil 1 and a new filter, just to be sure in case either only the oil was changed or no break in at all was done. Boy i'm glad i did. Nasty ****ing oil, whoever owned it before me may have not even done the break in.