Water wetter thermostat 82 I


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Water wetter thermostat 82 I

Postby Miwheels » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:57 am



82. Wing. Has anyone use it ? Also the thermostat. If I take it out wont that cool it more ? And. Why even have a thermostat on a bike ?



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Re: Water wetter thermostat 82 I

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:42 am

Stock Wing cooling systems work fine.
A bike needs a thermostat for the same reason any water cooled engine does, to regulate the minimum engine running temperature.
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Re: Water wetter thermostat 82 I

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:17 am

Adding mercury, sodium, or whatever else you want to a cooling system in an attempt to get it to remove more heat from the engine won't have much effect - for two reasons:

- The thermostat will simply close down to limit the amount of coolant flowing, to prevent too much heat from being removed from the engine (it needs to be a certain temperature to run efficiently!)

- You're limited by the amount of heat that can be transferred to a given volume of air flowing through the radiator, regardless of how much heat is being carried in the coolant


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