Originally Posted by Tsotsie
I have chosen not to add a tool tube. Tests that I, and Bill Watt of T-Bob fame have conducted, indicate that in summer, KLR oil temps can get high if the ambient temp is high and the bike is ridden hard for an extended period. Oil temps into the 260+ range. By changing or removing bash plates does affect the oil temps.
You mean due to blocking airflow from the engine ?
What kind of oil temperature difference are you talking ? 260+ vs what without the tube ?