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    Carb de icer coolant pipes

    Anybody removed them and had any issues? If it's below 5, I usually leave the bike in the garage.

    I am thinking of removing them. I take it is just a case of blanking off the ends??

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    Re: Carb de icer coolant pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dougiethejambo View Post
    Anybody removed them and had any issues? If it's below 5, I usually leave the bike in the garage.

    I am thinking of removing them. I take it is just a case of blanking off the ends??
    It's not all about temperature, the worst icing developes in the morn between 0 -10'c, it gets very scary at roundabouts, a lottery.....

    An unforgettable experience.........and Kawas are experts at it, if you're lucky......

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    Re: Carb de icer coolant pipes

    Hmm maybe as I live in Scotland, I should just leave it on.

    My old man was telling me about some additive that he used to add to his fuel to stop the carbs from icing up, can't remember what he called it but said it completely stopped after using it.

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    Re: Carb de icer coolant pipes

    I don't bother with the carb de-icers circuit and ride from march/apr but I guess its better safe than sorry

    if you do want to bin them just blank each end (as you say Dougie) as they are not part of the coolant path.


    Your additive is along the lines of Silkolene Pro FST that allegedly banishes the problem but I also believe that surgical spirit added @ circa 10ml per litre will do the same job
    What Goes Around..........!!!

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    Re: Carb de icer coolant pipes

    Cheers guys, I think I will give it a try with them off and if I have any problems just refit them.

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    Re: Carb de icer coolant pipes

    Worse carb iceing I've ever had was on me GPZ1000RX, in early October, I reckon +4c, at 08,00 in the morning in Bedfordshire, doing Mach1, going to Harwich like I said, unforgettable.........

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    Re: Carb de icer coolant pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by drrnjns View Post
    Worse carb iceing I've ever had was on me GPZ1000RX, in early October, I reckon +4c, at 08,00 in the morning in Bedfordshire, doing Mach1, going to Harwich like I said, unforgettable.........
    You sure you weren't just hitting reserve
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    Re: Carb de icer coolant pipes

    Oh yeah, that was prolly it.......

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    Re: Carb de icer coolant pipes

    I can think of no advantages to removing them so why?
    Se si muove, sorpassilo. Se non, lucidilo.

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    Re: Carb de icer coolant pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    I can think of no advantages to keeping them so why?
    What Goes Around..........!!!

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