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Oil Cooler

Discussion in 'Vendor Feedback' started by JohnnyBiker, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. JohnnyBiker

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    Nothing. Just ran across this on HTT. An alternative to the HD one is all.
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    I've seen some that look like a long skinny mini radiator that are mounted to the frame up front. Might work well but they look kind of ugly.
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    I know where I can get oil coolers that double as floorboards. That one scares me a little bit...
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    Migh be good on those cold days, keep your foot warm. :roflmao:
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    I don't think I'd want an oil cooler that mounts under the engine or under foot boards...too easy to get a hole punched in them if there happens to be something on the road...Probably just me but I don't even like the coolers that mount below the regulator...be just too easy to catch debris and spill your oil all over the road....then what??
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    I agree. I just thought that they were neat, but not for me. I like that Oil Buds one to be honest, nice and out of the way. Those things are supposed to be pretty strong..
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    Has anyone come up with the idea to run oil thru a bike frame? I bet some frame builder could come up with something that would work and you'd never see it.
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    I seem to remember one of the bike build-off shows on the boob tube had one that did just that.
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    I missed that one. In fact, I missed almost all of them! LOL! If they just woulda stuck to building bikes instead of all that disfunctional family BS. But I didn't care for the bikes they built anyway. Everyday folks don't ride bikes like that.

    I think that a TV show that was about building home built bobbers and choppers or restoring classic bikes would be great (minus the BS as seen on OCC).
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    The 1971-1983 Triumph Bonneville's were oil-in-frame. I think it's one of those designs that looked better on paper.
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    All Bourguet choppers are oil in frame...

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    All great suggestions, but for some reason I just like that Oil Buds...:cool:
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    And here I thought I had an original thought!:roflmao:
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    Thanks for the input about the oil coolers. After reading a lot of different threads about oil coolers and the temp issues with HD's or the lack of heat issues, I have decided that I am just going to run straight 60 weight oil in the summer time as it does get really hot in Minnesota during the summer. I just have not been able to find a unit that I like as far as looks goes. I know, sometimes looks shouldn't matter, but some of the designs are just ugly. Thanks again gentleman.:cool:
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    I doubt you need straight 60 it's like crude lite.

    The oil passages and pump on the bike are machined tight,
    you should run a multigrade to allow the oil to flow well until
    up to temp, if you can find a 20W-60 then that would be better

    You don't want it to have problems pumping the oil through all the holes
    when cold.

    I wouldn't worry about the oil temps, Run syn, tune it right and it should be fine.

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