wtf to avoid freezing?

Chris Burgess chris at chrisburgess.com
Tue Jan 17 09:35:27 PST 2012


What is wrong with just draining it when you know it'll be cold?  That's
what we do here in the PNW.

As to the light bulb...you'll need to keep it right next to the motor and
under an insultated blanket which becomes a fire hazard.

-Chris

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net>wrote:

> yup that works too. It does not take much.  Jo, if you throw a tarp over
> your bikes any heat source will work, just watch out for possible fire
> danger.  The heater should not have exposed elements ( I use an "oil" type
> that never gets warmer than about 180 degrees).
>
> Ernie
>
> on cold nights a sheet will keep many plants from freezing.
> On Jan 17, 2012, at 7:58 AM, Mike Moore wrote:
>
> > Actually a 60 watt light bulb will keep it fairly warm if it's in an
> > enclosed garage.  Put trouble light near the engine an throw a tarp over
> > the bike.    I do this in the basement of my motorhome to help prevent
> > water pipes freezing when the temp drops.  Make a big difference in temp
> as
> > long as there are no drafts.  Make sure it's an incandescent bulb, not
> > Florescent or led)
> >
> > mike
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net
> >wrote:
> >
> >> stick cheap electric heater next to them. Unless you are driving it
> should
> >> not be a problem
> >> On Jan 16, 2012, at 11:21 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:
> >>
> >>> Damn this weather.  I've always just kept water wetter in the race
> bikes
> >> for obvious reasons, but it's apparently going to hit 20 degrees
> tonight.
> >> Other than draining all the water, or switching to anti-freeze and then
> >> back again to race, is there anything I can do to keep the bikes safe?
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> >>> #553 WERA
> >>>
> >>
> >>
>
>


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