How cold will a 50/50 antifreeze mix go?

Discussion in 'General Bike Related Topics' started by FloydV, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. FloydV

    FloydV Donating Member

    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.
     
  2. Haelo

    Haelo Registered

    Won't be a problem.
     
  3. GMbusa

    GMbusa Even a caveman can do it. Donating Member

    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.
     
  4. FloydV

    FloydV Donating Member

    Thanks guys. That is one less thing to worry with for the move.
     
  5. redkat05

    redkat05 Dear spring....... HURRY! Donating Member

    i just switched mine out and tested it and it reads protected down to -25degrees
     
  6. Turbo-Torch

    Turbo-Torch Donating Member

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

    The viscosity may indicate -50º but without being mixed with water it's a false reading.
     
  7. BA BUSA

    BA BUSA MotoGP Wannabe Donating Member

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    (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 [​IMG]
     

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