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.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.
I guess I have learned something today. Plus... some bikes do have thermastats for the oil cooler. I feel much smarter now! dance 1HD 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
There are a couple of ways you can go on this. Oil cooler fan or what is commonly called a Parade Fan.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?
Sure don't but fabbing things up on Vic's is the way a lot of things get done. Gotta think of yourself as a pioneer.
Basically though; if it can be done on an HD it can be done on a Vic (most the time).
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?
Those people that ride their bike in the Pheonix AZ 4th of July parade MIGHT need a fan. the rest of us don't.
FYI, before you invest in a fan, one day last year I rode my XR in 97-99 °F dry weather, and I was moving mostly in 1st and 2nd gear due to heavy, stop-n-go traffic. I thought if my bike will ever overheat, that was the day. It was a few hot days we get here in So Cal, which come around once a year, and last for no more than a week (we call them the Santa Ana winds).Point taken.............I had a Harley years ago and over heating was often on my mind. I have several mods I want on my XR before a cooling fan -- but, I will get there eventually - I am a gadget man - AND plan trips to LA and San Diego this summer - I will get stuck in traffic - it would be nice to flip a switch and not worry about that 106 getting sweaty cheers