Originally Posted by lovemshaved
Yes I am aware that the actual mixture is a combination of an anti-freeze and collant. I was just trying to be a smart-ass, which isn't difficult for me to do.
I had an email discussion with Jason Miller from MIR a while back regarding the antifreeze/collant issue, becasue I have been guilty in the past of having af/collant in my bike for test & tunes at the local tracks, being a novice and not knowing what the "correct" thing to do was. My bike passed tech "inspection" for the test & tunes, which sometimes is little more than the tech person looking briefly at the bike & maybe checking that there is a kill switch on it. Not once did they look at the coolant overflow tank or ask what was in the radiator (and they still don't.)
Then Jason explained that ideally there should be no antifreeze/coolant in any machine on the track, but it is naive for any track owner/manager to think that everyone complies with that rule. I argued that if that "rule" isn't to be found on the track's website with the other rules, how is one, especially a novice, supposed to know that Perhaps that rule is written in the NHRA and IHRA rulebooks, but if one isn't a member of those organizations, how can one comply with their rules And I was sure (as I think Jason is) thatmost bikes and/or cars ridden or driven to the track to race most probably have antifreeze/collant in their radiators.
I knew that antifreeze/coolant is a no-no for bikes at road courses, even for a track day, but had never heard of anything, aside from the Prostar rule regarding antifreeze/collant at any of the drag strips. And I believe that Prostar tech officials check for that, at least the guy that teched my bike at Norwalk last month did.
Of course, if one has an air-cooled bike like an old Suzuki GS, one doesn't have to worry about replacing the antifreeze/collant.[img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]Edited by: tt6pam