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Old 10-03-2012, 08:55 AM   #5896
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This is what I did on an XR650L

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I have the 10 row which is overkill,,,but a Harley dealer was selling it for $75 brand new. I made a bracket to mount the cooler on, from a piece of flat steel,,,it needed rubber washers to stop it from vibrating. The guard is a radiator protector for a KX500. I made sure the hoses could reach and then covered them with plastic wire covering like the XRL has for wiring harness. I have about 2000 miles no problem. I run easily 20 degrees cooler.
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I still think Marks cooler is the bees knees,,, looks factory. Mine looks frankenbike
I have your same style forks, unfortunately they dont have the bolt mounts forward like the australian felllow with the setrab cooler...

hos cooler was off a 97 baja 500 xr600...

anyways can I see your oil line connectors, where they meet the tubes?

what did you use to connect the hoses to the oem lines?

thanks a lot for the pics

I dont think you cooler looks bad at all...this is where it should mount for optimal airflow and protection

cheers

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #5897
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That's something I've been thinking about also.....something low-buck but effective and durable. But I don't know, I don't think I'd want the lines to the cooler flexing every time I turn the bars....

Maybe something off a VW engine or something....



Or this...

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/ALUMI...505539656.html

yup Im looking for tranny coolers off cars/trucks down here

dimensions should be about 6-9 inches by 3 inches or something like that so ot sits right under the headlight shell...

the lines must be flexible and string enough to not kink

looks like idxr600 has transmission hose..

yes?
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:25 AM   #5898
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The VW cooler idea is interesting. They are supposed to be pretty efficient. I think there are aftermarket mounts/brackets. There are (for the aircooled engine) at least 3 styles I can think of. The old original tower style, the later "dog house" or offset style and the pancake/type 3 style. Might be able to use a power steering cooler from a truck as well.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #5899
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yeah power steering and tranny coolers seem to be the ticket...

now more ideas on what connectors and or lines people are using would be great, Im not worried so much about cutting the pipes, just what guys are actually using coming out of the oil coolers and sizes...

thanks guys
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #5900
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Are you thinking of mounting the cooler to the forks (need clearance and flexy lines) or the frame behind the headlight sort of like the XR400 cooler?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:46 PM   #5901
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originally on the frame, thing is Ive only seen one pic of an xr400 with usds installed and the guy had to grind some fins off the cooler to fit...so Im thinking it might be an issue with my usds...

dunno

so Im thinking it might be easier to install on the forks and have flexy lines...BUT if I find a small cooler that will fit on the headtube then that might still work too...

Im just looking for ideas at this point
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:55 PM   #5902
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Jeff,

This picture BEGS the question...How tall ARE you? You have bar risers + ROX Risers + the tallest bars I have seen on a dirt bike.
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I am 6'3" with long arms and legs. I have it set up so I can comfortably (without being hunched over) ride standing on the pegs. I could actually use another inch or so
this is a bike my neighbor had .. guy was 6"9' they are 4 inch risers wow here is my neighbor on it when he got it he is 5"9'

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:27 AM   #5903
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Been trying to make a new dash to mount on my Trailtech racelight.

The dash itself is easy, bent a piece of perspex to fit.

The electronics are annoying the shit out of me. I want a high beam and indicator light and they're proving troublesome. I forgot that the bloody headlight runs on AC, so the LEDs I bought won't work for that.

And the resistors I bought for the indicator LED are two low, so the light stays on even between blinks. Frustrating! I'll have to go get some different resistors tomorrow and have another go, and look for an incandescent bezel for the high beam light, or maybe run both as incandescent.

Back side: accessories switch, indicator relay, reg/rec and indicator light all mounted up.




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Old 10-04-2012, 06:56 AM   #5904
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originally on the frame, thing is Ive only seen one pic of an xr400 with usds installed and the guy had to grind some fins off the cooler to fit...so Im thinking it might be an issue with my usds...

dunno

so Im thinking it might be easier to install on the forks and have flexy lines...BUT if I find a small cooler that will fit on the headtube then that might still work too...

Im just looking for ideas at this point
I cut the oil line and slid the hoses over the pipe on the XRL with front mount cooler. I've found some pics of a cooler I installed on another bike in 2010. The aluminum cooler was made for Harley's an they had tapped too may holes,,, so I just used plugs and braided hose with fittings that screwed right on to OEM fittings.

sorry for the blurry pics





I really liked the braided lines and would have done the same on the XRL but the cooler has hose nipples already on the cooler and it seemed too difficult to do at the time.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:30 AM   #5905
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thanks for the ideas man

on your cooler what hose lines did you use? I read transmission on on of the hoses in one of the pics

simple rubber tranny hose will do?

thanks
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #5906
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allright so I found out the coolers are made by setrab...

they are mounted on the forks...so they turn

so who has experience with the oil lines and connections? for a flexible oil cooler mod

cheers
Hi

I dit it a few Times befor i get it near perfect .

After i try a few differnt coolers i end up with a cooler from a GS650

I try different routing of the oil hoses to and end up with the pipe /hose combination in the pics .

Hoses has to be cross over for minimal bends .(over the cooler in front off the headstock )
and Pipes end close by the headstock . all to keep the movement of the Hoses as low as possible .
Watch that the hoses don't kink on any position . Keep the hoses short , long hoses seams to restrict the flow
just from the friction inside the hose especially in tight bends even without kinks .

restrict the Oilflow and you are in trouble . quality reinforced oil hoses are a must .Trust me on that .
The red one in the pics was just for testing .

The Pipes are self made from Hydraulic pipe so as the brackets for the cooler .

Pics are from my XL but this will also work on a XR








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Old 10-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #5907
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wow klaus thanks!!!!!!

is there a reason you made the new piping?

or is that a cut oem pipe in the pics?

thanks a bunch
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #5908
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As i writhe , new hydraulic Pipe , the OEM one is not long enough .
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:12 AM   #5909
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thanks

Ill see what options I have for coolers down here...

ideally id like something like the xr400 cooler mounted on the frame, but I will see what I come up with...

thanks for the great ideas

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #5910
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you can use a smallblue neon light for the highbeam indicator. they work on ac
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