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Old 01-21-2019, 11:52 AM
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Hello,

Is it possible to remove the oil cooler completely?

I never drive the maximum speed and I live in Belgium so I do not have desert temperature here either.

I suppose that the water cooling must still be sufficient?

I bought the bike and found that the oil cooler pipe has been cut, and then replaced with copper quick couplings on the crome pipes.

obviously I do not trust this when I am driving, I would rather remove the oil cooler completely.
 
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:35 PM
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It would be pretty easy to remove the oil cooler, but you'd need to blank off the lines. Probably just as easy to replace the hoses. Your call

The water cooling will help out most around the cylinders, but the top and bottom-ends are gonna rely on oil cooling more than water. Especially at the bearings and journals. If you go that route, I'd go with a higher-temp-range engine oil to make sure it's up to the job

For what it's worth I find mine runs pretty warm in the city, especially commuting in traffic, even on short 15km rides. If anything, I've thought about going with a larger oil cooler. I'm in a colder climate than most
 
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by tentacleslap View Post
It would be pretty easy to remove the oil cooler, but you'd need to blank off the lines. Probably just as easy to replace the hoses. Your call

The water cooling will help out most around the cylinders, but the top and bottom-ends are gonna rely on oil cooling more than water. Especially at the bearings and journals. If you go that route, I'd go with a higher-temp-range engine oil to make sure it's up to the job

For what it's worth I find mine runs pretty warm in the city, especially commuting in traffic, even on short 15km rides. If anything, I've thought about going with a larger oil cooler. I'm in a colder climate than most
Maybe i could leave it as it is because its not leaking anywhere . I there a lot of pressure on the lines ?
 
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:36 PM
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Probably a good call. If you start noticing oil drips, then you'll want to replace them. If they're clean and tight, no reason to open her up. I'd run 'er as-is

Standard oil pressure is 85-100 psi. If there was a sudden failure, she'd barf on the road, and your oil pressure light would turn on. It would be scary, but so long as you stop the bike safely and turn the engine off right away (ie don't just ignore it and drive home) the risk of permanent damage would be minimal
 
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tentacleslap View Post
Probably a good call. If you start noticing oil drips, then you'll want to replace them. If they're clean and tight, no reason to open her up. I'd run 'er as-is

Standard oil pressure is 85-100 psi. If there was a sudden failure, she'd barf on the road, and your oil pressure light would turn on. It would be scary, but so long as you stop the bike safely and turn the engine off right away (ie don't just ignore it and drive home) the risk of permanent damage would be minimal
thanks very much think i am gonna follow your advice
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:32 AM
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In case you want to go a little cooler.
This what I did for the Texas heat:
https://cbrforum.com/forum/alternati...0/#post1281684
 

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