Jump to content

Damm it's cold


BR46
 Share

Recommended Posts

It's 7° outside with a windchill -15° 

It's going to make loading up the motorhome and trailer a pain so do I drain the coolant out of the motorcycle and load it up today or hope that it will be warmer tomorrow and load the trailer at the last minute before we leave. 

  • Sad 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

Put antifreeze in the bike so you don’t have to worry about it.

Not allowed to use antifreeze in the bikes. 

It's hard to clean up if there's a spill.

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, BR46 said:

It's 7° outside with a windchill -15° 

It's going to make loading up the motorhome and trailer a pain so do I drain the coolant out of the motorcycle and load it up today or hope that it will be warmer tomorrow and load the trailer at the last minute before we leave. 

Load tomorrow

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, sheep_herder said:

Don't suppose a space heater inside the trailer would be an option, with fuel etc.? I'd probably drain it and refill, as it is just water.

It's filled with a coolant called WaterWetter. It's raises the boiling point but it doesn't prevent freezing. 

I'm going to hold off until the last minute if I going to drain the system because I have everything safety wired shut. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, sheep_herder said:

Don't suppose a space heater inside the trailer would be an option, with fuel etc.? I'd probably drain it and refill, as it is just water.

This

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Philander Seabury said:

You have an old vintage motorsickle that is water cooled?

The CR500 is a 1990 2 stroke and they were water cooled in 85

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, BR46 said:

The CR500 is a 1990 2 stroke and they were water cooled in 85

Oh yeah. I forgot aboot the older water cooled 2 strokes,  Longjohn had one, and here is the first, the water buffalo. :D  I also forgot how old I am because I though my 84 Honda Sabre was sort if a new thing with water cooling for a Japanese motorcycle.  I wonder when Japanese water cooled 4 strokes first appeared. Hmm, looks like this was the first period, so I guess a touch later than this two stroke.  I don't know how it differed for motocross type bikes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_GT750

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, BR46 said:

It's 7° outside with a windchill -15° 

Yeah it was a COLD walk this morning with the dogs.  About 12 here, that wasn't too bad.  It was the wind that made the walk cold.  

Freezing the engine block would not be a good thing.   I'd wait till the last minute.  

It's should be warmer here tomorrow, up to 51 in the afternoon.   That will feel hot compared to today. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, Bikeguy said:

Yeah it was a COLD walk this morning with the dogs.  About 12 here, that wasn't too bad.  It was the wind that made the walk cold.  

Freezing the engine block would not be a good thing.   I'd wait till the last minute.  

It's should be warmer here tomorrow, up to 51 in the afternoon.   That will feel hot compared to today. 

We are planning on loading the trailer in the morning and getting on the road around noon. Won't be able to put any water in the motorhome because our outside faucet is frozen. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We had one really cold night, 19°, Fri-Sat night and it's 29° at 11:25 on Sunday - heading toward a high of 40°.

But we've been having unusually warm weather: March came in like a Lamb.  The forecast is for a high of 57° Monday, then highs in the 60's or low 70's for the next 8 days.  That's unusually warm for us but I hope the forecast holds.

I've been getting a kick out of how much lower my energy bills are in my rebuilt house (Jan.-Mar. '22 total: $562.45 compared to $973.64 2014-20 avg.). My avg. April gas & electric bill for March's usage has been $250.10 from 2014-20 (house being rebuilt in 2021) and the energy company's predictions of my future bills are starting to match my new furnace/air conditioning/insulation/etc. and I hope the good weather resumes as predicted:

image.png.5e7f6567bbfa8824a168940fb931c5a0.png image.png.a31386f45e372cb51549fadf0b0c5257.png

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...