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  • DUGE Posts: 111
    NEW ENGLAND
    Stock Poster DUGE
    09 Sep 2014 08:43 PM

    Hi Retro

      Aye thats it, my mistake didne see you were in merican money.  $ 57.65 Aussie money at my door.

    I was meaning that cause you were saying that the cooler was so good at getting rid of heat, even when standing still, that it might take a while longer to get up to operating temperature.   I've always let my motors warm up, while others just get on and ride off with the choke on.   Different strokes I guess.   Might just be me.

     Back in the day when oil coolers were a new thing, guys would put covers over their coolers in winter, thermostatic valves have made covers obsolete now.

    Up here 10 to 12c is average mid day temp for 5 to 6 months. So maybe the oil might get a wee bit too cool in winter?   Just a thought.   An don't get caught out late at that time of year.   Lol.

    Easy enough to put on or off no doubt, me, I like the look of it anyway.

    Cheers Duge

  • DUGE Posts: 111
    NEW ENGLAND
    Stock Poster DUGE
    18 Sep 2014 09:22 PM

    Hi

      Hay Retro, I was expecting you as a Scientist to give us a bit of feed back on my theory on opperating temps. Right or wrong, either way.

      I'm still waiting for my to arrive, nine days an counting.

      Thanks Doug

  • Retroman Posts: 1034
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    18 Sep 2014 10:16 PM
    By cooling the oil at the filter , the engine gets the oil at it's "coolest" before being returned to the oil tank on any softail ( or "sump" ) on a Dyna or dresser

    All the 2007 and up bikes run hotter than 2006 and previous years due to tightened emissions regulations around the world.

    A 20F drop in oil temp' for under $60 Aussie outlay is well worth the money

    I think that even in " cool" conditions the cooler collar is a good thing. No harm leaving it there all year round. I do at any rate. Oil can sit 150F after running on a cooler day

    I fitted the last of my "stock" of them to a mates recent Dyna Lehman Trike conversion just last Saturday , as he was feeling the engine heat more due to the trike body.

    Perth's to have 32C Saturday , hottest September day for 30 years or some shit apparently , and we'll be out on a group ride as normal.

    My oil temp dipstick will show 200F , that's still well acceptable.
  • gidgi Posts: 816
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    19 Sep 2014 04:45 AM

    I fitted one on my 2012 Road king (a small slot needed to be cut out, so as to slide under hoses ), althought it comes with an oil cooler ailready it always ran rough when stopping at the lights, I have no temp gauges so could not comment on how much cooler it runs but straight away noticed it idles much better at the  lights after  normal riding...for me thats says indeed it runs cooler & worth the small outlay.cheers

  • DUGE Posts: 111
    NEW ENGLAND
    Stock Poster DUGE
    19 Sep 2014 06:41 PM

    Hi

    Thanks for the the reply, yeah spose u can't get too cool with oil when u think about it, I can be a wee bit thick at times.

    Traced the cooler to the New york air port on its way out, on the 9th, think I'd better go down the post offic on monday, think its got lost on the way over.

    Thanks again Dug

  • bigfella236 Posts: 65
    Perth
    Stock Poster bigfella236
    19 Oct 2019 07:14 PM
    Quoting AJ56 on 24 Oct 2012 12:56 PM
    K&P Engineering oil filter. uses the same principle with the rings. http://www.kandpengineering.com/
    that looks just as nice as that chrome filter if not better
  • Wideglider Posts: 736
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    19 Oct 2019 08:07 PM
    Quoting AJ56 on 24 Oct 2012 12:56 PM
    K&P Engineering oil filter. uses the same principle with the rings. http://www.kandpengineering.com/
    Quoting bigfella236 on 19 Oct 2019 07:14 PM
    that looks just as nice as that chrome filter if not better
    Yeah bigfella, seems nothing has changed in five years.
  • Smokey61 Posts: 738
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    20 Oct 2019 09:59 AM
    Quoting TJU on 11 Oct 2012 08:37 PM
    They look like a good idear ... do you reckon it would still be a good idear to run a oil cooler as well especially over here in good old Sunny Qld or would they be overkill or detremental to the engine .... had a salesman tell me not long back that no new Harley needs a oil cooler which i thought was a bit of a strange thing to say considering the heat here in summer and of course the rear cylinder never getting the same air flow as the front .

    Tim .
    Comes down to your oil temps. Oils have an ideal operating range of temperatures and oil coolers can easily take the temps too low. I always thought they were unnecessary for the old Evo, and I'm not putting one on the TC either. Maybe if you're a fat bastard with a fat wife towing all the shit you're trying to 'get away' from, then yeah, one might be helpful. 
  • bigfella236 Posts: 65
    Perth
    Stock Poster bigfella236
    20 Oct 2019 10:04 AM
    well perth heat will happen soon enough. stage 5 kit on the road king and i best keep the girl cool as possible. Taken the plunge after reading all the comments and now wait for delivery. see how it goes. 
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