Riding in the heat

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by sheila, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. sheila

    sheila New Member

    I live in Tucson and the heat is at times unbearable. I ride everyday and am always wondering if there is anything to do to make sure my motor does not overwork it's self. Also I do notice that I have alot of oil on the top and front of my motor. I have checked the head bolts and there fine so where is it comming from?

  2. systo520

    systo520 New Member

    IM from tucson also
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    it could be your spark plug needs tightening ;)
  4. Chris Crew

    Chris Crew Member

    Check the studs on your exhaust manni too.
  5. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    The oil is probably leaking from your exhaust.

    With the heat your engine experiences, I strongly suggest that you have some castor oil in your oil blend. One to two ounces of your overall blend oil (4-5 oz per gallon total) should be sufficient to give you the added protection should your engine start overheating.

    As for yourself, when I ride in the heat I freeze the water in my camelpaks. As I ride, it helps keeps my backside cool and as it melts, I'm provided with cool water the entire ride.