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    Oil Coolers For Big Twins

    Pacific Mike's take on oil coolers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ljkpiHS9U
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    Re: Oil Coolers For Big Twins

    Quite a few of our members who ran coolers in GB would buy or fabricate covers to leave on until a long trip was expected.

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    Re: Oil Coolers For Big Twins

    i little different in the states to her in england ,,, and if you think a shovel gets hot you want to ride a twin-cam ,,

    just another thing to brake ,,,
    KISS,,,,,keep it simple stupid

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    Re: Oil Coolers For Big Twins

    I've got oil coolers and thermostats on three bikes - my view is that if its needed the thermostat will kick in and if it's not it wont - comes on most days in the Summer.

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    Re: Oil Coolers For Big Twins

    If anyone is thinking about fitting one;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woD9SmPwmrw
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    Re: Oil Coolers For Big Twins

    Quote Originally Posted by El Hombre View Post
    If anyone is thinking about fitting one;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woD9SmPwmrw
    again that australia ,,,a little hotter than here

    is this anticipating global warming Rod or you just wanting to be cooooooooool

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    Re: Oil Coolers For Big Twins

    I have an oil cooler on the Sturgis, it didn't help at all in the heat of the SFUK rideout. I think that the carb getting too hot tucked in behind the air filter is more of a problem.
    I sent you a facebook message regarding your rack question Rod.

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    Re: Oil Coolers For Big Twins

    IMO it's a no brainer. Given that you might need to cover it in the winter, the extra oil capacity is a net gain.
    On a TCam it is almost an essential extra, very noticable improvement, sitting on the oil tank on a softail.
    An additional gain with useing an off set filter adaptor is being able to use a longer filter. (even more capacity)
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    Re: Oil Coolers For Big Twins

    Quote Originally Posted by devon.john View Post
    again that australia ,,,a little hotter than here

    is this anticipating global warming Rod or you just wanting to be cooooooooool

    love john
    Hard to look cool at my age John! But I am thinking about a trip to the continent and it gets a bit warm down there. Had a look at the price of coolers and they are way too much. Bar getting a used Harley one, I won't bother - just take it easy and change the oil when I get down there. I did think about switching to synthetic, but last time I did that on an old bike it started leaking all over the place.
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