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to cool, or not to cool, that is the question....

Posted November 16th, 2014 at 04:17 PM by Ghostt
Updated November 27th, 2014 at 07:26 AM by Ghostt

I got a small cooler to mount under the radiator, to fill that empty spot. Well turned out not fitting there, so had to move it up in front of the radiator instead.

Installation was easy, I removed the external oil pressure line, the one located in the front of the engine, going from the lower to the upper part of the engine.

I know the next question " how will I ever know it's doing anything?" Well I'm glad you asked, because I have an oil temperature gauge, that takes to place of the oil fill cap on the clutch cover. I have been keeping an eye on it, and on average it reads 80℃.

I finished in the dark, so I only had time to run it, and check for leaks, which there was none, test ride tomorrow, so I'll know if it does anything functional, and tidy up the installation.

My ride report on the oil cooler, with the ambient temperature pretty much the same as yesterday's, and rode the exact same route, and style.

Without the oil cooler, oil temperature was 80℃(176℉), with oil cooler 66℃(151℉).

I know this sounds low, and I know it is, since the oil temperature gauge is just kinda mounted in the clutch cover, and your right. But it's all relative, and there is a definite temperature drop.

Bottom line is I'm happy with it, and cooler oil is always a good thing.
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    johnydecali's Avatar
    Oh! I like the oil temp gauge cap... May pick one up myself just for the neatness (and functionality) of it.
    Posted June 9th, 2015 at 10:25 PM by johnydecali johnydecali is offline

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    kxpower?'s Avatar
    Where did you get the oil temp gauge?
    Posted September 17th, 2015 at 06:14 AM by kxpower? kxpower? is offline
 

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