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Old 04-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #45
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Location: Bolton, ON
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Originally Posted by Spud Rider View Post

Since the weather was nice, I rode my XR650L for 56 miles on the freeway, without the fender, to discover the highest level of cooling I could expect.

I maintained 75-80 mph the entire time, and passed a lot of automobiles along the way. My oil temperatures did not exceed 255 degrees; I am pleased with this result. Of course, once I exited the freeway, my oil temperatures quickly dropped to much lower levels.

I am going to trim my front fender a bit more, to ensure the wheel will not impact the fender before it would impact the oil cooler. I will also drill a few more holes in the fender, and test to discover if the drilled fender allows cooling similar to a fenderless setup. If the cooling is significantly less with my drilled fender, I will cut a large hole in the fender and install some aluminum hardware cloth.


Bike looks bad ass with no front fender... maybe a low front fender is in order...
2001 XR650L - Done for now...!!

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