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Old 09-13-2005, 01:25 PM
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Has anyone tried fitting a larger oil cooler to a SH to lower engine temp? The cooler on my 1200 Bandit was about 5 times larger than the one on my SH.
I know, the Bandit was oil/air cooled only.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:46 PM
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I'm thinking it wouldnt be that hard since there is a little room in there still for a bigger cooler. Better radiators or a higher pressure radiator cap would lower the temps more I would think.
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:23 AM
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A little trick from the car-world: Use as little antifreeze as you can get away with. It raises the boiling point, but does a significantly worse job of cooling (lower heat transfer).

Don't run plain water (bad for the radiators), but a lot of folks run 10%-30% antifreeze instead of 50% or even more.

If it doesn't get that cold where you live, or you want to swap in a "summer mix" once in a while, try running 20% antifreeze and see if it helps.
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:51 AM
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Re: oil cooler

Or fill bike's cooling system with EngineIce liquid. It does not do any "wonders" they suggest on their website (marketing b...t), but it does work a bit better than regular mix and does not affect pump and does not corrode system.

Very popular amingst motocrossers here, but almost impossible to buy in Belgium if you not motocrosser
In US available in every second bike store!
Consists of de-ionized water and some regular propylene glycol components, pre-mixed in .. some proportions - never bothered to read it all.
On my previous Honda Hornet (599 in US) did made small, but exactly needed difference.
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