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Old 08-16-2010, 04:48 AM   #91
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I think everything is looking freaking awesome
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:41 AM   #92
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This looks like something I might do pretty soon, on the XR650L's older, half-fairing brother, the NX 650 :)
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:49 AM   #93
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Here is the latest.
I am getting so close to having this ready.
I am very happy with the redesigned bracket and isolation mounts.

I HATE the cooler guard that I made. Looks like a f#@&ing spatula.
Great on the bab-b-que, but not on a motorcycle!
It's back to the drawing board for a proper guard.

Will keep you posted...









Geezusss Mark.........you are past anal i think the guard looks great...would work well but i`m really watching to see what you come up with if you think this isn`t cool enough...


Man,you do nice work.......i`m loving it so far,your attention to detail is freekin cool..

P.S. the slots might look better on a 45 degree angle instead of straight up-down??????????

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Old 08-17-2010, 06:59 AM   #94
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Check this out for ideas:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=1181
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:36 PM   #95
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So much for the xr400 oil cooler set up in front of the head tube, this is much more simple and cost effective.

Out standing work!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:45 PM   #96
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How Much? $$$$$$$$$ I might have to buy a 650L and cancel the 950SE just to get that cooler set up! I can't stop looking at it, Good job again

This is something this bike truly needed for operating on the long haul and should have come from the factory with from the very begining IMHO.

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Old 08-18-2010, 01:28 PM   #97
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Please add me to the list of potential buyers. As withthe rest if the price is right than I am In. Great job. Oh and I would be happy with a discount for the original grill that you don't like. ;)

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Old 08-19-2010, 11:10 AM   #98
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How much was it to get your pipes coated? Please pm me when you have these up for sale.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #99
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How much was it to get your pipes coated? Please pm me when you have these up for sale.
I had my header ceramic coated for $60. from a company from So Cal. here is a link. http://www.youngguncoatings.com/ I got mine done in chrome and it looks nice and cleans up very well. But if I had to do it again I would do it in black or black chrome. It would go better with the bike. Ben
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #100
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Originally Posted by GSMark
Here is the latest.
I am getting so close to having this ready.
I am very happy with the redesigned bracket and isolation mounts.

I HATE the cooler guard that I made. Looks like a f#@&ing spatula.
Great on the bab-b-que, but not on a motorcycle!
It's back to the drawing board for a proper guard.

Will keep you posted...






















HEY.........Mark...........how YOU doin


just checkin....



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Old 09-01-2010, 07:47 PM   #101
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Sorry Guys

Sorry guys,

I got a little side tracked. Just be thankful that your Honda XR650L is easy to wrench on.
I have been servicing a big orange KTM 990 Adventure. Removing about 100 bolts just to change the oil! Poor me... I know....

The finished oil cooler on my bike is working just fine here in Arizona. 110+ degree temps. I don't have a temp gauge dipstick, so I can't report on wonderful lower temperatures.
I ride it every day to work. No problems! Yeah!

I have been working on this project tough. Trying to find the best price and suppliers for bolts, washers, spacers, aluminum, etc...
The biggest problem so far, is finding the proper OEM Honda bushings for the rubber isolation mount. I thought I knew what parts to order and ordered them from Bike Bandit.
The rubber parts were correct. The metal inserts were too long. I turned some of them down on my little China made lathe to make them the right length. Way too much work to make up 20 units, or so.
I have some more OEM Honda bushings on the way. Cross your fingers that these are the right length. I am spending too much on this hit-and-miss method of finding what I want.

I have a redesigned cooler guard is on the way.
Below is a picture of the drawing. At first look it is not a lot different from my original design. It will "flow" much better (in looks) from the original.
The extended part on the right (left on the bike) will have about a 45 degree "kick" in it.

Will keep you posted.




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Old 09-01-2010, 07:51 PM   #102
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Mark. When your ready? Ben
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:27 PM   #103
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Cool........thanks Mark......just checking up on ya..

No rush.......you gotta do what you gotta do...




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Old 09-01-2010, 08:29 PM   #104
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I want to have these ready next month... I know, just in time for winter!!!!

My goal is to keep this WELL under $100 (less the Jagg oil cooler).
My waterjet machine shop is still waiting for me to request a quote for all of the parts. I have to make sure the redesigned guard works first.

One inmate, whom will remain nameless, volunteered to be my guinea pig for the first unit.

I ordered a metric rivet-nut tool for the guard. I found it way too hard to get the nyloc nuts and washers started while the cooler was bolted up (blue Loctite will have to be used here). Then I will have to make sure there is enough clearance between the rivet nuts and the guard.

I really don't want you guys to spend money a "homemade type" of oil cooler mount. I would like to make it easy to mount, high quality, and everybody to be VERY happy with the purchase.

So far I have a quite few $$$$$ invested in this project.
I am not looking to make any money on this, but I don't want to take a loss either.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate all of the comments and I want to do the best job that I can.
It is one thing to build your own parts for your own bike. it's another thing to produce multiple parts that the "average joe" can easily bolt up... what I am learning as we speak.

Cheers and keep checking back here,
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:40 PM   #105
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Mark.......i don`t care if i get this before winter or not........seriously,,no rush.i just want a nice mount like you are designing as i`m considering removing the small tank and shrouds and going 4 gallon Clark...i`m not removing the shrouds till i get a cooler installed..

I really want to install a cooler in the winter,,off season.......so i don`t need to worry about time being a factor......

Really nice work...you know your stuff....should work very well and be durable as well as decent looking to boot


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