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ne-oublie
02-09-2007, 02:19 PM
This is something i really no nothing about :oops: How do you size a cooler for your bike? Is it that important? i am thinking that you could over cool or not cool enough :dunno: The 92 GSXR750 motor has a huge curved cooler, which will not work for my application.Do i have to get one the same size, or could i go smaller? Ideally, one about 10x6 or so would be the best fit. Would appriciate any advice, thanks in advance.

kat
02-09-2007, 03:18 PM
reckon you could go smaller just watch the oil levels when you top back up...... my gsxr has a gsxf engine but as you say the gsxr coolers are larger and it seems fine!

Waltari
02-09-2007, 03:53 PM
This is something i really no nothing about :oops: How do you size a cooler for your bike? Is it that important? i am thinking that you could over cool or not cool enough :dunno: The 92 GSXR750 motor has a huge curved cooler, which will not work for my application.Do i have to get one the same size, or could i go smaller? Ideally, one about 10x6 or so would be the best fit. Would appriciate any advice, thanks in advance.

I know what you mean...I'd like to find a smaller cooler that almost maybe just maybe looks like it is supposed to fit between the side covers under the main fairing. Oh...did I meantion too that I really don't feel like spending $450 for an aftermarket cooler. There has got to be some other options?????

SweetLou
02-09-2007, 05:24 PM
Dude, on my 1100 engine, I am running the stock katana 750 oil cooler. My understanding was the 1100 oil cooler only had a couple extra lines, so why not score a used 7fitty cooler, and go with that.

Ran it like a bat outa hell last summer down here in Bama, and it did just fine. I did switch to synthetic oil though, and going with 20W-50 at that for the hot arse weather, but never had a over heating problem.

I bet Kieth or Jim has a old one lying around.

The CyberPoet
02-09-2007, 07:32 PM
600 cooler is the smallest
750 cooler has two extra rows of piping at the bottom.
1100 cooler has another two added rows of pipe at the bottom and may be marginally wider.

How do you spec coolers?
Technically you punch in the starting temp, the heat index of the fluid, the flow-rate for the fluid, the speed and ambient air temp, and what you need the output temp to be. At least that's how the bigger factories and tech places do it.

Personally, I'd just do some simple math in a case like yours -- figure out the tube diameter and the total length, then shop for something that has the same diameter and the same or longer total length exposed with about the same fin density (i.e. - more tubes that run shorter distances, etc).

Or hit-n-miss; get one and keep an eye on the oil temps with a gauge to see if it cuts it.

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet

ne-oublie
02-10-2007, 10:41 AM
I know what you mean...I'd like to find a smaller cooler that almost maybe just maybe looks like it is supposed to fit between the side covers under the main fairing. Oh...did I meantion too that I really don't feel like spending $450 for an aftermarket cooler. There has got to be some other options?????

Working on it, will keep you posted :roll:

Marc, yeah i figured something like that, but getting everything to fit in the area desired, and looking good, is a pain. The only one i have found right now is a little costly, but i may have to bite the bullet if i dont come up with something soon. :roll:

The CyberPoet
02-17-2007, 07:08 PM
UPDATE:
I found a vendor ( www.bsr-aerotek.com ) that sells a lot of aftermarket oil coolers for the bike market, including brackets that allow near-universal mountings. Visit their site and enter "cooler"

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet

suzukisportrider2004
02-17-2007, 07:43 PM
what about useing more oil by like addeding a remote oil filter??

The CyberPoet
02-17-2007, 09:20 PM
I would think it would be dependent on whether you could keep the oil pressure up sufficiently to travel the extra distance... and keeping the remote filter on in the wind (remember, the oil filter sits on the front of the engine for cooling reasons).

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet

ne-oublie
02-17-2007, 11:38 PM
Linky no worky?


I was actually thinking of either of the two below, they are both dimentionaly simmilar, exept one is 3/4 thick, and the other 1 1/2 thick.The 3/4 thick one says Trans cooler, but the thicker one, trans or engine cooler.I would like to use the thinner one as that gives me a little more room, but would it matter so much that it specifies transmission cooler? Any ideas?


http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=BMM%2D70255&N=700+400004+300221+115&autoview=sku

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=BMM%2D70273&N=700+400004+300221+115&autoview=sku

The CyberPoet
02-17-2007, 11:57 PM
Link fixed:
www.bsr-aerotek.com

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet