Safe water level for freezing overnight?

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Fri Oct 5 13:06:24 PDT 2007

Don't trailer the bike in 30 weather unless you cover the radiator, the 
breeze blowing through will freeze it at 32.

Do you have power?  A 50 watt lightbulb in a socket provides enough 
warmth. You can also bring an old blanket and wrap the motor and rad 
over night.  32 won't be problem , 22 will.


At 32 it take a long time to freeze a large quantity of water, at 22 
much shorter.

On Oct 5, 2007, at 1:02 PM, Dave C wrote:

> Feh.  I have to tow the bike through freezing weather in a few hours,
> and it will get down to about 30F at the track at least the next
> two nights, where the bike will be outside overnight (under a canopy).
> Do I have to get every last drop of water out?  Or is opening the 
> radiator
> cap and pulling the drain on the water pump going to be good enough?

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