ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Vendors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-23-2011, 07:06 PM   #106
GSMark OP
Just Love Bikes
 
GSMark's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Arizona... Hot as hell!
Oddometer: 851
Hi guys,
Thanks for the photos and updates!

I have ten kits all ready to ship.
Small upgrades have been made from the first kits (as with any business that wants to improve over time).

Cheers,
Mark
__________________
AMA Earned Life Member • Iron Butt Association Member
suttoncycleworks.com
Honda XR650L XR600 NX650 Oil Cooler Kit
• KTM 990 Adventure • Honda CRF450 Supermoto • H-D Sportster Streettracker • Honda XR650L
GSMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 01:11 PM   #107
ThumpnRed
Pig Wrangler
 
ThumpnRed's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Eye Duh Hoe
Oddometer: 2,464
After a week of riding in 90 to 100 degree temps... The cooler ROCKS! The highest temp that I have managed to squeeze out of the bike is 225. Sitting in traffic idling... 95 degrees.. sweating my arse off... bike idling at 220 degrees... PRICELESS!
I used to shut the bike off when stuck in traffic once the temp would hit 265 and then hope it would start. Commuting was not fun! I haven't seen engine temps yet of over 225.
For the poser in me... It looks like it belongs on the the bike also which is another plus (at least to me).
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cigar Mike :With plastic buy two.
'93 XR650L A few stock parts left...
ThumpnRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2011, 05:54 AM   #108
N7XW
Gnarly Adventurer
 
N7XW's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Westport, WA
Oddometer: 259
Mark,

Have some questions on the oil cooler. PM sent.
__________________
"It wasn't broke until I tried fixing it"
N7XW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2011, 11:05 PM   #109
GSMark OP
Just Love Bikes
 
GSMark's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Arizona... Hot as hell!
Oddometer: 851
PM replied to. Thanks!
__________________
AMA Earned Life Member • Iron Butt Association Member
suttoncycleworks.com
Honda XR650L XR600 NX650 Oil Cooler Kit
• KTM 990 Adventure • Honda CRF450 Supermoto • H-D Sportster Streettracker • Honda XR650L
GSMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 03:47 AM   #110
captnmack
n00b
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Oddometer: 6
Coooler!

Installed it last fall and LOVE it!
captnmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2011, 01:31 PM   #111
Rass
n00b
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Buin, regiσn Metropolitana, Chile
Oddometer: 7
Installed and tested. See temps.

Instructions are crystal clear. You have to cut hoses off to adapt yor reqeriments, takes a little time but the final result is amazing, not only looks good but it takes at least 28ΊC, 82.4ΊF away from motor with bypass closed, yes closed. I don't have tested it with fully opened oil pass yet.

Superb. Cooler and piping shows no leaks and oil pressure is normal.

Mark, some time ago I sent you an email, please check it out and try to answer my doubt.

see ya !!!
Thanks.

Sebastiαn Alonso Corrales Rojas
CHILE.
__________________
My Piggy: XR650L '95 - WRP "94"db ex, stock headers - HSR42 Pumper - UNI - JE 10.5:1, Falicon Knife rod - WRITZ handelbars and clutch servo - Trailtech Vapor stealth + H3 upgraded X2 front lamp - Clarke 4.7gal - XR's only temp dipstick - Contis TKC's 80 - XT660 mirrors - Sutton oil cooler + Bypass Valve -->150% worth it.
Rass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 05:57 PM   #112
Doncolberto530
Greasy and confused
 
Doncolberto530's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Redding, California
Oddometer: 84
Anyone try one on an XL600 yet? I have an 83 whose oil needs a cooling...
Doncolberto530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 01:28 PM   #113
MuscleGarunt
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Tip of the civilized world
Oddometer: 107
Hi, seems to have calmed down a bit in the last few months. I recently ordered a oil cooler kit. The installation was a snap. It works with a XRs only skid plate. The spark plug wire is a little tight now but it can be wiggled free with a little effort. Pictures coming when I can find the camera.
MuscleGarunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 10:45 PM   #114
XR650L
Gnarly Adventurer
 
XR650L's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: South Africa, West Coast
Oddometer: 222
700xr

Quote:
Originally Posted by NC-Okie View Post
Well dang I don't need a Corbin seat that bad, I believe this will be money better spent!
Just wondering how it went with that 700cc XR project?
XR650L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #115
NC-Okie
Beastly Adventurer
 
NC-Okie's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Oddometer: 2,831
Still going and learning. It has been 20+ years since I had split a case on anything and this has been and is an learning experiance so I can do my 2008 XRL right.

CycleWizard bored the cases, made and 711cc piston with an small compression increase and cleaned up the head. His parts are first rate and the piston was beautiful! I have everything together and all the gears worked!! At first I had an issue with getting it to crank but an Lithium battery helped. I am still running the stock exhaust and you can tell the engine is restricted but it is running and sounding mean.

I need to clear up an clutch issue but that has nothing to do with the upgrades CycleWizard did.

I still hope to start the engine for my 2008 XRL in March and go with the Big Fin Kit also.
NC-Okie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 12:29 AM   #116
rc10driver
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Arlington, WA
Oddometer: 10
Are you still selling the oil coolers?
rc10driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 10:22 AM   #117
GSMark OP
Just Love Bikes
 
GSMark's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Arizona... Hot as hell!
Oddometer: 851
Still making XR650L Oil Cooler Kits

YUP!

Still making them. I just made a new batch of eight XR650L cooler kits.
I have 2 black coolers and 6 bare aluminum coolers ready to ship.

Happy New Year!
Cheers,
Mark
__________________
AMA Earned Life Member • Iron Butt Association Member
suttoncycleworks.com
Honda XR650L XR600 NX650 Oil Cooler Kit
• KTM 990 Adventure • Honda CRF450 Supermoto • H-D Sportster Streettracker • Honda XR650L
GSMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 05:37 AM   #118
techforlife
CDI REPAIR
 
techforlife's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Moncton,New Brunswick
Oddometer: 4,249
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSMark View Post
YUP!

Still making them. I just made a new batch of eight XR650L cooler kits.
I have 2 black coolers and 6 bare aluminum coolers ready to ship.

Happy New Year!
Cheers,
Mark

HEY Mark.....i think i`m sending someone your way for a cooler...

How are things going,,good i hope..

B
__________________
01 XR650L,102mm JE 11.25:1..NX650 second gear,FMX650 fifth gear,ported CW head,KW valve train,MegaCycle 173X25.FCR MX pumper.42/158 NVCT needle.Cycra probend CRM,Scott`s sharkfin,Xr`s Only casesaver.FMF "Q2",Sutton Oil Cooler,Clarke 4.0,Red XR`s Only skidplate,Doubletake mirrors,Manracks Rotopax rack..one Minature Schnauzer
techforlife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #119
GSMark OP
Just Love Bikes
 
GSMark's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Arizona... Hot as hell!
Oddometer: 851
Quote:
Originally Posted by techforlife View Post
HEY Mark.....i think i`m sending someone your way for a cooler...

How are things going,,good i hope..

B
Thanks! I know that you have my back.
How is your oil cooler working out?

Things are well. Starting 2 more projects with 2 old ones in the works. I will go to my grave with a bunch of bikes in pieces.
How have you been? Still solving the world's technical motorbike problems?
No doubt that you are.

A word for future customers:

I think that oil changes on air cooled thumpers are important, but not as important as keeping the heat down.

I have witnessed a Honda XR600 oil drain that had LESS than a 1/4 cup of oil come out of it.
This "BIG" guy was running the hell out of it at the sand dunes for a weekend.
He pulled the drain plug and a little stream of VERY black oil came out, not even enough to cover the bottom of the drain pan.
No telling when he last changed or checked the oil.
It ran fine before and after the oil change.

On the flip side, Years ago I had a friend start up my Honda NX650 (same engine as the XR650L) and let it idle for too long.
He forgot about it running while he was working on a project in his shop. About a half hour.
When he realized it was still running, he found it burning oil. Cracked valve seat!

I would say that heat is more damaging than anything.

This was my motivation for making an oil cooler for the 650.

Anyway...

I am taking a hit on shipping because I have been insuring each shipment and not charging for it. Also, PayPal has been getting $8.50+ for each transaction. I didn't even think about the taxes that I will have to pay when I came up with the original price. Anyway... that is my fault.

I have one complete oil cooler kit in stock (one by-pass valve too).
I have been stocking black and aluminum finished coolers too.

I am waiting for my water-jet machine shop to cut out some more mounts and guards.
He is very busy now. No telling when the new parts will be ready. (that is always a problem when you have a friend do work for you).

I am afraid that the cost of the kits will go up soon. About $15.00. I came up with the price to keep it affordable for inmates here on ADVrider. I don't do this for a living. I hope that everybody will understand when I have to raise the price.

Cheers,
Mark
__________________
AMA Earned Life Member • Iron Butt Association Member
suttoncycleworks.com
Honda XR650L XR600 NX650 Oil Cooler Kit
• KTM 990 Adventure • Honda CRF450 Supermoto • H-D Sportster Streettracker • Honda XR650L

GSMark screwed with this post 01-07-2012 at 12:10 AM Reason: correction
GSMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 09:19 AM   #120
thebigman
bout a dollar 3.98
 
thebigman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Texas Gulf Coast
Oddometer: 3,408
DON'T SWEAT THE PRICE INCREASE.

Mark , Your kits are worth every penny , great design and very cool looking to boot. If I was your Marketing and Financial Officer , I would have them at

299.99 cash , check, or Money order, plus shipping. If paying by paypal other than gift , than add 4 %.

I always tell my customers this ,
My name or business is not named , ... A-Affordable , or Budget builds , Will beat anyones prices. etc, etc,


Remember , good things ain't cheap , and cheap things aint good.

Them cooler set-ups of yours will be around way longer after the price of them is forgot ,

I tell my customers , your not buying this only for yourself , but whoever has it 100 yrs from now .
__________________
Marko

08 xr650l ,99 xr650l, 10 HDXR1200X ,84atc200s 85atc200s, 80ct110 ,99xr70, 04xr650l ,

Dumb ass people do dumb ass things
thebigman is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014