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    Can I park my bike in a garage over the winter with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water and be good to -10 degrees?
    I'm moving to Idaho Falls, and they really do get winter as opposed to Texas. I run straight anti-freeze in my cars, and a mech tested it and said it was good to -50.

    We're moving in November, so the bike will probably sit for several months. If I can skip going to straight anti-freeze, I would really like to do that.
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    Won't be a problem.
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    50/50 is good up to -36 if i remember correctly. If i were you, i would not run 100% antifreeze. Run atleast a 90/10 mix.
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    Thanks guys. That is one less thing to worry with for the move.
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    i just switched mine out and tested it and it reads protected down to -25degrees

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    More isn't better with antifreeze.
    Straight antifreeze has the potential to freeze at +10F and at best protect to about -8.
    50/50 protects to -36. Straight antifreeze also screws up your boiling point as it doesn't transfer heat as well without water.

    The viscosity may indicate -50 but without being mixed with water it's a false reading.
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    <div>
    (FAVahalik @ Sep. 29 2006,07:22)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Can I park my bike in a garage over the winter with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water and be good to -10 degrees?
    I'm moving to Idaho Falls, and they really do get winter as opposed to Texas. *I run straight anti-freeze in my cars, and a mech tested it and said it was good to -50.

    We're moving in November, so the bike will probably sit for several months. *If I can skip going to straight anti-freeze, I would really like to do that.</div>
    I doubt it will get to -50 IN your garage

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