Flushing Water Wetter - Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
I Heart Man Sauce
 
Jd4oor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Youngstown OH
Motorcycle: 2006 GSX-R 1000 2007 GSX-R 600
Posts: 6,488
Flushing Water Wetter

I need to drain the Watter Wetter out of my track bike for winter storage since temps drop below freezing here. Any suggestions/recommendations on antifreeze?

The bike is never going to run with the antifreeze in the radiator so am I good using something inexpensive and bike specific?

Jd4oor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 07:49 PM
SVS
Bearded Viking Admin...
 
SVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Ossum, Texas
Motorcycle: '08 KTM SuperDuke R, '99 SV650S, '84 XL600R
Posts: 130,253
Re: Flushing Water Wetter

Go to your local auto parts store and get the cheapest aluminum-compatible premixed anti-freeze you can find. It'll work as well as anything for that
SVS is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:06 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Medcoxo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Motorcycle: 2007 750 GSXR Blue/Black
Posts: 315
Re: Flushing Water Wetter

Quote:
Originally Posted by SVS View Post
Go to your local auto parts store and get the cheapest aluminum-compatible premixed anti-freeze you can find. It'll work as well as anything for that
Same here, Once we get the first freeze, then it is anti freeze for me- just anything works.

REMEMEER THE BATTERY TENDER. I forgot and we had a rideable day and my battery was dead, then it rained and was cold--!!
Medcoxo is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
I Heart Man Sauce
 
Jd4oor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Youngstown OH
Motorcycle: 2006 GSX-R 1000 2007 GSX-R 600
Posts: 6,488
Re: Flushing Water Wetter

That's the exact answer I was hoping for, thanks.
Jd4oor is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
I Heart Man Sauce
 
Jd4oor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Youngstown OH
Motorcycle: 2006 GSX-R 1000 2007 GSX-R 600
Posts: 6,488
Re: Flushing Water Wetter

I have a road bike filled with Honda premix ready to rock. I only use Watter Wetter in the track bike. Both batteries are already on the tenders.
Jd4oor is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:02 PM
Novice
 
cirsory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: OKC
Motorcycle: 06 600 track
Posts: 81
Re: Flushing Water Wetter

if its not going to run with antifreeze in it, why not just drain the water wetter and leave it empty?
cirsory is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Site Sponsor

 
HardRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Charlotte, NC
Motorcycle: 07 GSX-R1000, . OHLINS_MASTER_DEALER
Posts: 3,066
Re: Flushing Water Wetter

FWIW, wouldn't you want to crank and run the bike and get it up to temp to get the antifreeze into to ports and valleys it may not get into if you Don't run it?


.
HardRacing is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
I Heart Man Sauce
 
Jd4oor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Youngstown OH
Motorcycle: 2006 GSX-R 1000 2007 GSX-R 600
Posts: 6,488
Re: Flushing Water Wetter

I was assuming it's a bad idea since the system isn't designed to sit dry for months. I have no data or evidence to the contrary though.
Jd4oor is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 09:43 PM
He Who Touches Himself
 
Bagherra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Va. Beach!!
Motorcycle: 2K2 GSXR750 Y&B, 2006 GSXR1000 R&B
Posts: 6,613
Re: Flushing Water Wetter

Water Wetter is compatible with antifreeze..
Bagherra is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:18 PM
Deceptively fast Bob...
 
It's_Just_Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Woodbridge, NJ
Motorcycle: k8 1000 street, 06 600 track
Posts: 19,453
Re: Flushing Water Wetter

Pull lower hose, drain out whatever water wetter comes out, fill with aluminum friendly antifreeze, run the bike to operating temp, let it sit.
It's_Just_Bob is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome