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Old 02-22-2011, 04:38 PM   #61
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Geez I'm not sure about the instructions provided.


(My kit is winging it's way from the states as we speak ;-) )
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:04 PM   #62
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It may make it possible to bore/stroke/increase comp.ratio w/o the overheating issues.

It looks like the hose guide mounts to the tank stabilizing tab. Does this interfere w/ the IMS 4.0 or Acerbis 5.8 tanks?

PM sent - 1 unit requested. Can't wait!
I had the IMS 4.0 gallon tank and recently installed the Acerbis 5.8. There are no problems with the cooler, the lines, or the mounts interfering with either of those tanks. Mark did a great jobs with this.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:34 PM   #63
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Yes one of my hoses gets in the way of the plug a little as well.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:31 AM   #64
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RE: GSMark Oil Cooler

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Yes one of my hoses gets in the way of the plug a little as well.
Received my cooler last week, and installed it yesterday. First, this is a very nice quaility product, and well thought out. I DID have the same problem with the hose going to the tank interferring with the coil wire. I just cut the tubing a little shorter going into the tank and it solved the problem. The only other issue (a minor one) was that the stabilizing wire that goes across the tank on a Clarke 4.7, was rubbing one of the hoses...just bent it out a little...problem sovled.

The instructions included were very easy to follow, so much so that anyone, even without a lot of mechanical experience, could add this cooler to their bike.

Thanks, Mark, for spending the time to put this together.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:40 AM   #65
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I finished mine as well this past weekend. A friend of mine who owns an auto repair shop let me use some of his space to add my cooler. He said he has never seen a nicer instruction sheet. What I ended up doing about the upper reservoir tube was to get some 10mm tubing (harder to do than the install) and bending in a manner so the tubing did not go under the frame support, but on top (shorter). Cut the fitting off the old tubing, slid it onto the new tubing and then put the flare on the new tubing. The spark plug can now be removed from the right side without any hoses getting in the way. Can't wait for it to warm up a little and get out and ride. Really nice job, GSMark.

I put 2 3/4 quarts in mine.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #66
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pics ?

would like to see how you accomplished this before i go cuttin and hackin on my oil lines. sounds like you got a good plan.

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I finished mine as well this past weekend. A friend of mine who owns an auto repair shop let me use some of his space to add my cooler. He said he has never seen a nicer instruction sheet. What I ended up doing about the upper reservoir tube was to get some 10mm tubing (harder to do than the install) and bending in a manner so the tubing did not go under the frame support, but on top (shorter). Cut the fitting off the old tubing, slid it onto the new tubing and then put the flare on the new tubing. The spark plug can now be removed from the right side without any hoses getting in the way. Can't wait for it to warm up a little and get out and ride. Really nice job, GSMark.

I put 2 3/4 quarts in mine.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:21 PM   #67
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would like to see how you accomplished this before i go cuttin and hackin on my oil lines. sounds like you got a good plan.
Not wanting to spend a lot of cash, I ordered McMaster-Carr No. 50295K272 10mm OD 7mm ID. ID drilled out to 21/64". Still kind of thick. Put a 90 degree bend in about a 6" piece. The fellas in the shop didn't have a metric flaring tool, so they drilled out a 3/8" english flaring tool to accept a 10mm tube. Cut the fitting off the original piece. Slipped it on the 10mm tube as far as it would go around the 90 degree bend. Pre-fit the flaring tool onto tube so we would know how much to cut off the tube. Cut and flare tubing. Attach to oil reservoir and measure how much to cut off the rubber hose end. Added a flare to rubber hose end so I didn't have to use 2 hose clamps.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:09 PM   #68
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Not wanting to spend a lot of cash, I ordered McMaster-Carr No. 50295K272 10mm OD 7mm ID. ID drilled out to 21/64". Still kind of thick. Put a 90 degree bend in about a 6" piece. The fellas in the shop didn't have a metric flaring tool, so they drilled out a 3/8" english flaring tool to accept a 10mm tube. Cut the fitting off the original piece. Slipped it on the 10mm tube as far as it would go around the 90 degree bend. Pre-fit the flaring tool onto tube so we would know how much to cut off the tube. Cut and flare tubing. Attach to oil reservoir and measure how much to cut off the rubber hose end. Added a flare to rubber hose end so I didn't have to use 2 hose clamps.
Way cool!
Any photos?
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:10 PM   #69
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I have kits ready to ship! No waiting. No kidding.



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Old 03-10-2011, 09:49 PM   #70
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I have to say that this cooler is one of the best made and supported products that I have seen. For any Bike.
I can't believe the craftsmanship that has gone into the kit.
Kudos, and as soon as I can raise the sponduliks you'll be shipping one to Ireland!
(Putting my 88 US model NX650 back on the road after a 7 year layup)
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:56 PM   #71
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Just ordered mine - I'm a big clumsy fool, I ride way past my capability level, and I crash a lot in harsh, rocky conditions - will give full reviews after merciless beatings...

Is there an emergency bypass/patch kit for when the cooler sacrifices itself to save the case from catastrophic impact? It's only a matter of time with me at the controls.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:34 PM   #72
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Well Mark........i got pics








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Old 03-14-2011, 11:50 AM   #73
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Any photos?
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I will get some but may take a while. Thinking about checking my valves this weekend and could take some then.

I never explained that I have a stock tank on my XRL. This may have caused some of the problems I was having in getting the upper reservoir tube oriented correctly. From page 1 of this thread, I am just noticing the pic you have with the cooler mounted with a stock tank. And the hoses are going in front of the wings of the stock tank. I have mine positioned behind the wings.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:23 PM   #74
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Installed and test ran! WOW, what a very well thought out and made kit. Installed rather easy and the manual couldn't be better. One note, I didn't remove the header pipes - didn't seem to need to at all. It looks badazz - It's XR650L art to me.

I do plan to get some kind of u-pipe in-case the cooler breaks in a crash. Basically it'll be a manual by-pass (if ever needed). Any ideas on that?










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Old 03-19-2011, 06:49 PM   #75
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Thanks techforlife and formulals1 for the photos and kind words.

Do you guys think that I should take out the exhaust removal step in the instructions? Everybody that has done it my way is going to want to kill me... depending on your answer.

Thanks again guys!
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