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Red face Greneral Bike Preperation - Hot weather

I'm heading off to Jordan on my water cooled Africa Twin, normally the cooling mix is 50/50 but for hot regions do other riders change the mix ? the manual stated upto 70% anti freeze for extreme cold but nothing mentioned for hot climates. I guess this is one thing the beemer riders need not worry about !!

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As you probably know, water is a better cooling

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Evans NPG+

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I'm heading off to Jordan on my water cooled Africa Twin, normally the cooling mix is 50/50 but for hot regions do other riders change the mix ? the manual stated upto 70% anti freeze for extreme cold but nothing mentioned for hot climates. I guess this is one thing the beemer riders need not worry about !!

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I decided to try Evan NPG+ in my K1200RS before I went across Saudi Arabia, Jordan etc. I was also interested in dealing with the high temperatures in heavy, city traffic before I set off.

Discernible differences? None. Problems? None.

I quite like the fact that it's a once only job and especially that it won't boil over; so I'm now contemplating putting it in my CRF450 too. If anyone else has had experience using it in bikes, I'd be interested to hear any feedback.
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Not sure about the no pressure system.

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Bike cooling

Thanks guys for the feed back, I'll give the ww, coolant and water mix a go...

I have read about water wetter and race engines, I think Burton (UK engine builder) uses it...
If I understood correctly when placing water under pressure the point which it boils is increased ... ideal really.

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Never A Problem

I have never had a problem with coolant mix and overheating on my road bikes or motocross bikes even in race conditions in the desert. Only used the localy available coolant at 50% 50% in my used bikes and the standard mix that was in my new bikes from the factory.
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