Don't we have oil coolers now? You can buy a fram filter for 7 bucks as apposed to clean fluids for your re usable filter.I don't know how much effect any oil cooling device will have at those speeds on an air cooled engine but it sure couldn't hurt to have something besides the main oil cooler radiating the heat out of the oil.
I also think the chrome oil cooler covers look cool but don't help if someone is frequently dealing with slow moving traffic. JMHO
Our bikes are EFFICIENTLY built bikes. They don't have problems in stop and go and ever parade traffic.The main selling point for me, is does it really help cool your oil? I've found that if you can reduce the heat of your engine oil, you can help preserve your engine parts. Have you ever seen a v-twin having to roll along in traffic at 10 to 20 with frequent stops? Not a pretty sight.
I don't think a reusable filter filters as much as a normal filter or should I say traps as much. There is some that sells a magnet drain plug but right now I can't find them I am thinking a auto store might I hope.I appreciate all the feedback. The reuseable oil filter seems to be just a personal choice. Does anyone recommend using one? If so, why? And how about the magnetic drain plug? Is there a reason and an advantage to using one of those.
I just want to do everything I can to protect our investment in the best made motorcycle in the world, in my humble opinion.
Again, thanks for all the input. Keep the dirty side down.
Know what you mean about riding in rush hour traffic. I have a 28 mile commute each way to/from work. Just got my XC in October when it was still in the high 90's here in Phoenix. I have an oil temp dipstick & noticed it would get to 250+ . I am sure since it was breaking in, it may have been a little hot anyway, but after talking to my dealer, he recommends going with full synthetic oil (Amzoil) & says the oil temp will drop 15 degrees. Not trying to start another "infamous" oil thread, just want to pass on my observations. I ride everyday as long as the air temp does not exceed 110. After that, I feel like a burnt french fry by the time I get home. I will be real interested to see how my first summer on an air cooled bike turns out next year!The main selling point for me, is does it really help cool your oil? I've found that if you can reduce the heat of your engine oil, you can help preserve your engine parts. Have you ever seen a v-twin having to roll along in traffic at 10 to 20 with frequent stops? Not a pretty sight.