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It could really go in either section...

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I wish we could have gotten actual Engine oil temps and water temps before the mod was done, as to now after the mod is done, so we can base how much more cooling is actually taking place.
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i think this should also be in the project ad builds section, not here...
Why? It's on the engine, its cooling and its cooling oil. It met two of three of the qualifications for where it is. Highly unusual for this board. SMH




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True oil temps would have to wait until summer weather to tell the real story. May add the gauge by then. Disconnect the cooler and do a bypass at the adapter, then put the cooler back in line. Easily done.
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good plan... I have one more question for ya Chuck... what is going to pull the air through the oil cooler when you are stopped at a traffic light or stop sign?
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.....I really do think it is an important issue that has been addressed well.
I think the setup was well done but I am not sure I understand your comment of "important issue". Are you referring to oil cooling in general or in reference to our particular VN 750 model? Yes, some have had cooling issues but corrected the problem by fixing a situation that decreased the original cooling capacity of the bike (thermo, leaks, radiator flush, etc.). My point is that in the original design the cooling of our engines has been all that was needed. The stator is of a poor design and most will agree with that statement but so far that issue was all electrical. The recommended replacement stator offered by Tim has more windings I believe and does not change the cooling. If someone wants to add an oil cooler to their bike I am all for it although I did read in a previous thread on this issue that there is a possibility of causing a problem if the oil is cooled too far. Maybe that poster could elaborate on the possibilities a bit more here.

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Why? It's on the engine, its cooling and its cooling oil. It met two of three of the qualifications for where it is. Highly unusual for this board. SMH
because its a Modification, and a project... and it doesn't have any technical information on how much cooler it made the engine run...YET... with the specs added, it could stay here...

The purpose of the project and builds forum is to document out of the oridnary modifications done to the VN750... IE larger fuel tanks, Vn900 seat swaps, ect... Earshave doesn't fit into the project and builds becausee you are only removing stock parts, and tuning the carbs... although my version of the earshave should be in the Project and builds since I built a custom air clearer housing and air intake,
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I did read in a previous thread on this issue that there is a possibility of causing a problem if the oil is cooled too far. Maybe that poster could elaborate on the possibilities a bit more here.
I AM NOT that poster, but will add $0.02. It is much more harmful to run too cold oil.
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I AM NOT that poster, but will add $0.02. It is much more harmful to run too cold oil.
I said that earlier on in this thread too... but hell what do I know, I have only been doing this stuff since I was big enough to hold a screwdriver.
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What problem is this trying to solve? At 110F outside my bike isn't overheating. Are we seeing a lot of premature engine failures?
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