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Old 04-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #41716
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Question Oil Temperature

Hi Gents

I am not sure what the reason is.

I have installed the XR400 oil cooler that Mike has made me with an temperature sensor in the line that comes out the engine going into the cooler. I still have the meat sensor temperature sensor in my Oil tank cap.

My overall temperature has dropped on the Oil tank sensor from 137c or 278F on the same road, almost same conditions to 102c or 215F, now this is great but I am confused with the readings I get on the Oil Cooler line

The sensor goes into a Vapor Instr

When ~I am idling or riding a single track in 1st gear the 2 temperatures come close together, like in 95c or 203F on the meat oil tank sensor and 88c or 190F on the oil line sensor

But if i drive at 100km/h or 62Mph I get a reading of 105c or 221F on the oil tank sensor but the oil line sensor drops to 65c of 149F

Surely the oil out the engine must be hotter than the oil on the tank after the oil cooler?

The sensor sits in the line right in between the exhaust pipes right below the Spark plug



Could it be cooled so much by air, that quickly? out the engine?

Any suggestions here??

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:02 AM   #41717
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What affect if any did the larger than 41 have on the bottom. I am running the FCR41 and am very happy with its performance. But I am not looking for more top end speed.

Thanks for all of your work on the L. Amazing!

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The 41 FCR is perfect for a 650/675cc motor..after that you need to go bigger..
There were no loss in bottom end on the big block motors is was actualy better.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:15 PM   #41718
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How big of a tool tube are you wanting to install? I have seen some pretty good sized units hanging off of the skidplate of XRLs. That's where I have mine... a small one though. I scatter my stuff around on the bike. The few heavy tools and a rag go in the tube. Spare inner tube on the front fender. Lightweight stuff such as JB Weld, tire irons, tire pump and zip ties go in the rear fender bag.
I've been thinking I'd get the agrisupply manual tube. I'd like to be able to find a good way to lock it. I live in a place where it always needs to be secured. I also go on trips that are very far from help. I've considered mounting to the skid plate but worried it would get hit there with some of the riding I do. I definitely plan to lay it down occasionally, so it can't stick out anywhere.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:17 PM   #41719
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Big Jugs

So like I'm planning a big adventure on my XR and feel a need to carry an extra gallon of water and an extra gallon of gas stradling on the back behind my saddlebags along with my sleeping bag, cot, bedroll, tent etc. I'm worried about subframe support and just how I'm going to carry these [Anti-freeze size] jugs.

Anyone here have any experience handling large jugs?

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Old 04-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #41720
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So like I'm planning a big adventure on my XR and feel a need to carry an extra gallon of water and an extra gallon of gas stradling on the back behind my saddlebags along with my sleeping bag, cot, bedroll, tent etc. I'm worried about subframe support and just how I'm going to carry these [Anti-freeze size] jugs.

Anyone here have any experience handling large jugs?

RZ Rob

I think Manracks will have the "Spud Struts" ready pretty soon. If I would have put the right house number on the package he would probably already have a working set to test out.

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Old 04-24-2012, 03:07 PM   #41721
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:05 PM   #41722
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What you can do is bore an FCR41 to a 45mm and it's a bolt on or just get it over and buy a HSR48mm and be done with it.
Will HSR48 throttle wheel clear the frame, and use the stock airbox?
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:11 PM   #41723
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damn whos that?
if you want to know her name, you don't need to know.....
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:17 PM   #41724
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I think Manracks will have the "Spud Struts" ready pretty soon. If I would have put the right house number on the package he would probably already have a working set to test out.

Cheers,

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Old 04-24-2012, 05:34 PM   #41725
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Just sitting here waiting Mike
I put in the change of address and they should straighten it out. I was lazy and did not put your contact information in. The would have called you when they discovered there was an error.

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Old 04-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #41726
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if you want to know her name, you don't need to know.....

i really do, she looks like that blonde from forgetting sarah marshall! jajaja

anyways hijack over
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:10 PM   #41727
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clarke fuel tank

Put the Clarke tank on my bike, noticed that the tank is basically resting against the radiator fins on the side of the frame just below the dipstick hole...do I need to do anything there to keep the tank from melting, or is it fine resting there? There are no mounting instructions and I want to be sure. Also looking closely at the lip where the cap screws on, the plastic is full of tiny bubbles, chips, and defects, basically throughout the entire screw portion of the tank (not the cap). I guess it's not going to affect the tank at all, but you'd think they could mold plastic without leaving defects like that in there.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:22 PM   #41728
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #41729
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Put the Clarke tank on my bike, noticed that the tank is basically resting against the radiator fins on the side of the frame just below the dipstick hole...do I need to do anything there to keep the tank from melting, or is it fine resting there? There are no mounting instructions and I want to be sure. Also looking closely at the lip where the cap screws on, the plastic is full of tiny bubbles, chips, and defects, basically throughout the entire screw portion of the tank (not the cap). I guess it's not going to affect the tank at all, but you'd think they could mold plastic without leaving defects like that in there.
Hey Josh,

Jaco Smith did a nice gallery of his install--you can see it here. https://picasaweb.google.com/1161725...eat=directlink

Your tank should have come with some foam pads; wrap them around the frame, and zip-tie them onto the frame. The tank will fit snugly with the foam, the single bolt, and using either the coat hanger (or homemade cross members) to hold the tank in the front. Your tank should not rest against the fins. (You do still have the Front Fuel Tank Rubbers, right? Part #17611-MG2-000. If so, the Clarke tank should be nice and snug.)

I can't comment about the bubbles, &c. in the plastic moulding. My tank is very well made.

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #41730
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On the right side of the frame just below the dipstick is a black hunk of metal with fins on it sticking out. It looks for all the world like it's meant to radiate heat out and so cool the oil in the frame, which would mean it probably gets hot while riding. If it's something completely different, well, there's a reason I'm asking questions and not answering them.
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