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    Towing trackbike in sub freezing temp?

    Upcoming event is forecast in the 20s when I'd be headed up there and my little trailer is open. For folks that have dealt with this, do any track-legal additives protect well enough or just drain the water for transport and fill on arrival?
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    Re: Towing trackbike in sub freezing temp?

    There is a track legal coolant https://www.evanscoolant.com/product...g-coolant-npg/ but I would check with the facility you are going to just to be sure. However at $30 a half gallon I would just drain the water and fill up at the track. One additional note as I have seen this happen, even if it is slightly above freezing the air flow through the radiator will freeze and possibly burst a radiator

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    Re: Towing trackbike in sub freezing temp?

    Are you doing the race school? If so I’d stay put cause I get a feeling it’s going to get postponed
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    Re: Towing trackbike in sub freezing temp?

    Yeah, doing the school. Checked the rulebook and the evans stuff is specifically no-go. The approved additives don't have any freeze resistance properties. Guess I coulda checked there first. Weather doesn't look fun but alternate following weekend doesn't look great either.
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    Re: Towing trackbike in sub freezing temp?

    yeah weather is looking rather shitty
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    Re: Towing trackbike in sub freezing temp?

    Quote Originally Posted by longrider View Post
    One additional note as I have seen this happen, even if it is slightly above freezing the air flow through the radiator will freeze and possibly burst a radiator
    Uhhh, no.. That's not how science works

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    Re: Towing trackbike in sub freezing temp?

    I’d keep it empty till you get to the track imo.
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    Re: Towing trackbike in sub freezing temp?

    Yeah, rolling dry
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    Re: Towing trackbike in sub freezing temp?

    Word dude I’ll be out there helping with mobile assist so lmk if you need help with anything as well
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