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Old 10th June 2012
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I preffer thermostat, it works when needs to be working...
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I've been considering a cooler myself. Living here on the gulf coast. I haven't overheated, but my thighs have been warmer than I wanted. Has anyone used the oil filter adaptor to run the cooler?
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I live in South Florida and have an oil tank situation, 1. it's too large 2. the PO mounted it in a WTF? way 3. it's suspect.

My question goes...

Since I'm in the 1. heat down here and 2. oil cooler is great for the engine longevity...

Is it possible to use one or two (for added capacity) oil coolers, in place of an oil tank.

Would two larger well placed oil coolers be used in lieu of a small oil tank?

I think so even if there might be challenges; there's engineering solution available right?

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The best solution for this, with or without oil coolers...is a 3/4 gas 1/4 oil split main tank.

I've got this project fame and tank in the corner www.uschopper.com - the boardtracker with the curved tank.

It's tank is 3/4 gas 1/4 oil.

Have to work on my 74 Ironhead tank, I mean completely redo so could hide an oil tank and have it done then and it on both the bikes.

I call it an elegant solution and be done, er - find some hours on the job to pay for it ha!
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The best solution for this, with or without oil coolers...is a 3/4 gas 1/4 oil split main tank.

I've got this project fame and tank in the corner www.uschopper.com - the boardtracker with the curved tank.

It's tank is 3/4 gas 1/4 oil.

Have to work on my 74 Ironhead tank, I mean completely redo so could hide an oil tank and have it done then and it on both the bikes.

I call it an elegant solution and be done, er - find some hours on the job to pay for it ha!
I dunno. I got a combined oil and gas tank on my old 45 and it runs hotter than Hades. No difference from running a separate oil tank - except it burns the crap out of my right leg!
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I dunno. I got a combined oil and gas tank on my old 45 and it runs hotter than Hades. No difference from running a separate oil tank - except it burns the crap out of my right leg!
Hopper is not your WLA a total loss oil system ( the oil doesn't go back to the tank so every so often you add more oil to tank ) ? Nikki
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If you read the manual it says to use 60W oil in temps over 80°.

But then how do you ride at night?

The answer is to use a lighter oil and an oil cooler......

They don't say that in the manual, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
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I was able to lower my bikes running temp 10 to 15 degree’s with this one I made out of 3/8” stainless tubing and a pipe bender. I intend on making a tighter one out of copper. The cooler was well worth it In my opinion.


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