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post #1 of 10 Old 11-18-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Steam coming from radiator after riding in rain

It's not a lot of steam, but definitely noticeable and only seems to happen after being ridden in the rain. Anyone else have this?
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-18-2012, 03:08 PM
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It's typical the heat from the radiator would raise the dew point close to the surface and cause visible fog and mist in the area as the heated moist air expanded into surrounding colder air with a lower dew point. It isn't steam. Steam is invisible.

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Thanks for the explanation. Admittedly I had to look up some of that... wasn't sure if you were pulling my leg or not.
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It's typical the heat from the radiator would raise the dew point close to the surface and cause visible fog and mist in the area as the heated moist air expanded into surrounding colder air with a lower dew point. It isn't steam. Steam is invisible.
Okay Greywolf, it's time to out yourself....you're really Dr. Sheldon Cooper, aren't you?

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Okay Greywolf, it's time to out yourself....you're really Dr. Sheldon Cooper, aren't you?

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Was that sarcasm?

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Was that sarcasm?
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Now that's funny.
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Should I sing "Soft Kitty" now?
Why? who's sick? Or was THAT sarcasm?

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It's typical the heat from the radiator would raise the dew point close to the surface and cause visible fog and mist in the area as the heated moist air expanded into surrounding colder air with a lower dew point. It isn't steam. Steam is invisible.
I think actually it's water vapor since, as Greywolf pointed out, steam is invisible.
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