Thread: 100:1 Mix
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: 100:1 Mix

in the last coupla years, i've ridden my bike plenty of times in 100+ weather. even ran a brand new engine from costa mesa to seal beach and back (about 75 miles round trip) at full throttle and about 90 degrees.

i figure the faster i go, the cooler the engine. gets more air-cooling, right?

honestly, i've never had a bike run poorly in the heat. it usually handles it better than i do.

another side of the coin is running regular oil and a rich mixture on a hot day. it seems to me it would have a slower cooling rate due to the "thickness" of the mix, as it would be circulating at a slower rate, not to mention the "molasses" effect as the heat burnt it up.

not exactly scientific, but it sounds plausible to me.
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