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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Does anybody know of an explanation for why the factory didn't incorporate a thermostat into the oil cooler? Simply curious and think this could only be beneficial for a faster warm up.

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I have never seen a thermastat for an oil cooler. Enlighten me. I would think on an air cooled bike the oil will get to operating temp pretty quickly and the oil cooler is just to keep it from getting too hot.

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I have never seen a thermastat for an oil cooler. Enlighten me. I would think on an air cooled bike the oil will get to operating temp pretty quickly and the oil cooler is just to keep it from getting too hot.
Pretty much covers it right there.

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I have never seen a thermastat for an oil cooler. Enlighten me. I would think on an air cooled bike the oil will get to operating temp pretty quickly and the oil cooler is just to keep it from getting too hot.
Harley Davidson factory oil coolers have a thermostat that activates at 185 degrees. I guess they have it for a quicker oil warm for winter or real cold conditions if you' r going to take a quick trips around town durring those conditions. Saw a Victory U Tube video that said they had to reduce the original size of their oil cooler due to engine oil not getting to desired temp under the same mentioned conditions.

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Most any after market oil cooler that you can purchase has the option of buying a t-stat with it. Lockhart is a mfg. that comes to mind. I've also seen riders put a hood over the oil cooler in cold temps to help the oil reach proper operating temps.. Just an option for more consistent oil temps. for an extended riding season I would figure.

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HD and Star/Yami are both dry sump systems that operate at relativly low pressure. They NEED to warm the oil up in order for it to flow properly. Vic is a wet sump that operates at around 80psi constant, and our oil flows hot or cold against a gearator pump

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HD and Star/Yami are both dry sump systems that operate at relativly low pressure. They NEED to warm the oil up in order for it to flow properly. Vic is a wet sump that operates at around 80psi constant, and our oil flows hot or cold against a gearator pump
I guess I have learned something today. Plus... some bikes do have thermastats for the oil cooler. I feel much smarter now!

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I would like to see an oil pump fan - that turns on when the motor gets to a specified high temp. I something like this available? Do you guys think it would help in keeping the temp under control?
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I would like to see an oil pump fan - that turns on when the motor gets to a specified high temp. I something like this available? Do you guys think it would help in keeping the temp under control?
There are a couple of ways you can go on this. Oil cooler fan or what is commonly called a Parade Fan.

http://bigskyfan.tripod.com/
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There are a couple of ways you can go on this. Oil cooler fan or what is commonly called a Parade Fan.

http://bigskyfan.tripod.com/

Thanks for the link. I checked it out, but there are no clear pics of how big the oil cooler fans are, wondering if they will fit - do you know anyone that has put this on a Vic?
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