Safe water level for freezing overnight?

Dave C dlc-mica at halibut.com
Fri Oct 5 14:29:51 PDT 2007


No power at RFR; no generator.  I'm gonna drain the bike before 
I head East.


On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 01:06:24PM -0700, Ernest Montague wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Ernie
> 
> 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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