Originally Posted by meat popsicle
Would the higher running temp mean the evans is not as good at heat transfer? Of course it will be better once the old stuff starts to boil, however, this seems odd. Why is it expected?
Your parts diagrams that came with the bike should show you something, otherwise, the engine manual. Lemme know if you didn't get it - someone posted a PDF on the web!
Well, when I had the water wetter they claimed that running mostly water and less anti-freeze makes for lower running tempertures--At the price of absolutely no low temp protection and the scale and sediment issues. I'm not saying the effect is extreme but, today the temps were in the low 60's (cold for florida)
and it seemed to run maybe a bar higher than I expected on the temp guage