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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Happy New year Victory drivers! As I sit here and pout, and watch my (yesterday) washed and waxed Ness Jackpot from my deck as it sits in this mornings surprise Florida rain shower ( because SOMEone neglected to throw a cover on it after bar hopping last night...)
I was thinking about the ridiculously ugly oil coolers seen on our bikes. The thing obviously came straight off a Snapper riding mower in my humble opinion. But, the ray of light in the darkness I see, didn't Victory ban to a Gulag in Siberia the lunatic who designed these fugly things, and didn't they put a nice triangle (?)/tucked away version on the newer models? And if so, has anyone retro-fitted one to an older model yet? And if so, are there kits? (Re: cool steel braid hoses, ) and pictures of this wondrous conversion? If so, I'm dying to see it ASAP!

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Lots of folks have used universal oil coolers on these; like the ones that go down both downtubes but you are not limited to them. I would pick up a temp gun that can tell you the temp of your heads before and after you do this mod.
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Its a shame you didn't say what year and model cause Vic did change them.

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I'm guessing you have a 2007 or older JP. I have not seen a 2008 cooler installed on a older bike. They do make a couple of custom coolers. Jp Cycles has a couple different ones. Victory Only makes a kit. Rollin Fast has one also.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=victory+oli+coolers

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Hey DesertSnake! Can you do this with your heli?

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/helytrechsitmas1

Yeah. It would be a good idea to put 06 Jackpot in your sig line. It just makes things flow smoother when everyone knows what bike you're talking about.
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I may have solved this problem already...I discovered a cool place with gobs of used Victory parts. I ordered the triangle cooler off a salvaged/wrecked 08 Jackpot. Could one if you with an 08+ Jackpot please take 3 nice hi-res pics if that style cooler especially showing how its mounted to the frame? I don't care if I have to have the mounts fabbed, I am SO getting rid if that tractor style cooler!

PS: and yes, I have done that with helos, but instead of lifting 300-400lb bundles of Christmas trees with a terrifically underpowered Bell 206, I was pulling 3-4,000lb tall pines out of a National Forest in Oregon in a B-model Huey.

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Hey DesertSnake! Can you do this with your heli?

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/helytrechsitmas1

Yeah. It would be a good idea to put 06 Jackpot in your sig line. It just makes things flow smoother when everyone knows what bike you're talking about.
I wonder if this is the same helicopter...... http://www.kval.com/news/local/133888968.html?mobile=y

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Here is the info I have on the link I posted.

Pilot Dan Clark flies a helicopter to retrieve Christmas trees at the Noble Mountain Christmas Tree Farm in Oregon.


Each trip back and forth takes about 25 seconds.
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Desertsnake1991,
Is there a web site for your salvage place?
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