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Old 10-15-2014, 04:21 AM   #1
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oil cooler on rxv, good idea or waist of time..?

Hi,

I own an 2008 RXV45,
but bike gets pretty warm and to be safe and have a bit of extra oil onboard I was thinking of mounting (somewhere) a oilcooler,

Is this a good pov, or am I just waisting my time?

bike runs great, works just fine, but would like to have a bit more safety build-in,

thoughts, ideas?

bought the upper cooler:


and would fitting a thermostat be a good thing or.. not neccesary??
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:32 AM   #2
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" bike runs great, works just fine, "

I think you've answered your question right there already.

If it aint't broken, and so forth...
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:48 AM   #3
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Yep, I remember Safariberg added an oil cooler to a 'Berg 650 Rallye bike for the 07 (I think) Aust Safari, an oil line (from memory) failed or was ripped out causing an unfortunate incident inside the engine.

If it isn't needed, it is another thing that can go wrong.

But having said all that I am thinking about fitting one to my 640.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:06 PM   #4
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I've recently fitted a 690rr oil cooler to my 990 Adv. It makes a huge difference to stabilising the oil temperatures as well as the coolant temps. Also a slight increase in capacity of @400ml
I know water cooled bikes are just that but cooling the oil can only be beneficial for both oil longevity and motor protection

If you can find a secure and protected position I say do it.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
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I've recently fitted a 690rr oil cooler to my 990 Adv. It makes a huge difference to stabilising the oil temperatures as well as the coolant temps. Also a slight increase in capacity of @400ml
I know water cooled bikes are just that but cooling the oil can only be beneficial for both oil longevity and motor protection

If you can find a secure and protected position I say do it.
Pete, do you plan to do a thread over in Orange Crush on your oil cooler install?
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:33 PM   #6
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Pete, do you plan to do a thread over in Orange Crush on your oil cooler install?
I'll share the rebuild once I'm finished

Just on the RXV oil cooler make sure the oil lines/fittings are able to carry the reqd flow volume and not cause back pressure. This was a major concern for my install.
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