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Old 02-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #151
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Headlights

Hey,

I really like your build!

Could you tell me more about your headlights and how you have them wired?

This is what I am planning on working with, explained here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...45878&page=469

Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #152
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Could you tell me more about your headlights and how you have them wired?
The lights and the fixture that holds them are from an old Mercedes. I talked about it at some length starting around post 6637 on page 443 in the main XL600 thread. Click here to jump to that page.

As for the wiring, I am just wiring them as if they were the stock light. I wired to two lights together in parallel, and will plug them into the stock harness plug. The individual lights are 35 watts, total 70 watts, and the stator circuit is good for 100 watts. I haven't started the bike yet so I don't know if I will have any issues.

I've read about your lighting setup and it sounds pretty trick. I will continue paying attention to the main 600 thread to see how it goes.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #153
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I went to town today to get an important accessory for my bike....



It's the yellow rectangular thing....
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #154
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And I took Homerb's question to heart.

Here is the re-positioned oil cooler:




I fabbed a bracket whidh utilizes mounting points already on the frame and thereby saved myself from having to do any new welding. I also made up some hard lines from aluminum tubing to plumb in the cooler. The stock hard line is 10mm OD, which is only about .018" larger than 3/8", so I went ahead and used 3/8" tubing. This made dealing with the cooler pretty easy, as the fittings in the cooler are NPT. However there was a little bit of slop where I transitioned from metric to the standard tubing, and there is one place in particular that I am a little worried about leaking. If I get myself sufficiently worried I may re-make that line with a piece of metric tubing, but that would involve going to town to try to find said metric tubing. We'll see.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #155
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And I took Homerb's question to heart.

Here is the re-positioned oil cooler:




I fabbed a bracket whidh utilizes mounting points already on the frame and thereby saved myself from having to do any new welding. I also made up some hard lines from aluminum tubing to plumb in the cooler. The stock hard line is 10mm OD, which is less than .020" larger than 3/8", so I went ahead and used 3/8" tubing. This made dealing with the cooler pretty easy, as the fittings in the cooler are NPT. However there was a little bit of slop where I transitioned from metric to the standard tubing, and there is one place in particular that I am a little worried about leaking. If I get myself sufficiently worried I may re-make that line with a piece of metric tubing. We'll see.

-Christian
Where or who is your oil cooler from?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #156
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I think your custom oil lines should seal fine because they are flare fittings, and if the threaded ferrules can put enough pressure on the flared pipe, the aluminum, softer than the original steel lines, should squish into place just fine. That's my opinion just from observing. Nice bends in the lines, did you use one of those spring tubing benders?
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:07 PM   #157
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I think your custom oil lines should seal fine because they are flare fittings, and if the threaded ferrules can put enough pressure on the flared pipe, the aluminum, softer than the original steel lines, should squish into place just fine.
Yeah, that was pretty much my thinking too. Flared aluminum tubing = one-time-use!

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Nice bends in the lines, did you use one of those spring tubing benders?
Thanks, no I used a lever-style one like this. (Not trying to plug Amazon or anything... just looked for an image of one like mine)
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:13 AM   #158
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The bikes looking great, great work :)
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:04 AM   #159
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I really have enjoyed watching this build. The old school looking stamped plate even looks great! I wish Indiana still stamped theirs out since the flat screen printed ones we have now look a bit out of place on our vintage bikes. Build on!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:42 AM   #160
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Where or who is your oil cooler from?
The sticker on it says LOCKHART. I've seen the same cooler in other pictures scattered around the web so I assume it's a universal aftermarket item.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:33 PM   #161
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I got one from my buddys Harley shop. Lockhart also , but it has nipples and theyre opposite side from the mounting holes. Although its for a Harley it doesnt leak oil.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #162
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:48 AM   #163
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Nice job on the oil cooler bracket.....now I know how I'm going to mount mine.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:25 AM   #164
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Hi,
Have just bought a XL600LMF of fleaBay following inspiration from this thread. (You have, or are about to, cost me a lot of money! http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/icon10.gif) With regards to the oil cooler. Have most guys founds this a required mod or is it just belt and braces? (suspenders is the american term I think!?) Thanks in advance,
Mike
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:01 PM   #165
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Hi,
Have just bought a XL600LMF of fleaBay following inspiration from this thread. (You have, or are about to, cost me a lot of money! http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/icon10.gif) With regards to the oil cooler. Have most guys founds this a required mod or is it just belt and braces? (suspenders is the american term I think!?) Thanks in advance,
Mike
The necessity for an oil cooler really depends on your driving habits. If you live in a rural area and keep the bike moving most of the time or for off road you take decent paced trails then no. If you live in a urban area with a lot of stop and go traffic or ride on slow paced trails then yes. It's a big motor with a big cylinder that creates big heat so if your not moving fast and pushing a lot of air past the motor it get's hot. I city commute mine and you can notice it starting to run hot even without a temp gauge. So it's belts and braces for some but almost a required mod for folks like me.
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