Safe water level for freezing overnight?

Dave C dlc-mica at
Fri Oct 5 16:01:30 PDT 2007

I'm bringing longjohns :)  And I"m leaving the drain plug out of 
the waterpump while I trailer it so the last of the water will 
bounce out onto the cars behind me :)

On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 03:50:51PM -0700, KC wrote:
> Drain it out for sure 
> If you drain it out at the water pump you should be good. That's the lowest
> point on the bikes cooling system. Fill it with some warn water in the
> morning. If there is any ice that will help get rid of it. Ice through water
> pump can cause problem.
> Man Dave I admirer your dedication. Be sure you are wearing your ski gloves
> and long johns....:-) 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave C [mailto:dlc-mica at] 
> Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 1:03 PDM
> To: sv650 at
> Subject: Safe water level for freezing overnight?
> 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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