Honda XR650L XR600 NX650 Oil Cooler from GSMark

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by GSMark, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Well did you finish yet? Pictures buddy. Ben
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  2. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    Not finished yet. Too busy with all the wrong (non MC) stuff.
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  3. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    There is a revision in the instructions. :deal

    Do not torque down (to 10nm) the 6mm x 25mm bolts that attaches the oil cooler to the oil cooler mount.

    Inmate Haywood had a problem in this step. It looks like I overestimated the torque value of the two bolts going into the oil cooler. I my effort to make this installation as perfect as possible, I used a torque value recommended for 6mm bolts. :baldy

    I will PM everybody that has a kit with the following instructions:

    Revision to page 7, step 12 in the instructions.
    1. Do not use Loctite
    2. Do not torque to 10mn
    3. I suggest running a 6mm x 1.0 bottoming tap into each threaded boss on the oil cooler (using oil). If you are not able to do this, please PM me.
    4. Tighten the bolts just enough to collapse the lock washer.
    5. Please pay attention to the "note" on this instruction page.

    Oil cooler kits to be sold in the next batch will have a revised instruction manual along with the oil cooler threaded bosses inspected and cleaned up.

    Please PM me if you have any problems.
    If you have installed the cooler without problems, I feel that you will not have to worry about anything. I would suggest that if you have to remove the oil cooler in the future, make sure that it is very warm before you loosen the bolts (to soften the Locktite).

    I feel sick about this. :cry My intentions are good, but I tend to over-think things sometimes.

    Thanks Haywood for the heads up! :clap

    Cheers,
    Mark
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  4. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    Haywood threw himself on the grenade for everybody. Give him a big hand. :clap
    He is a stand-up guy. He is sharp as a tack as well. We talked for a while on the phone today about his problems with MY instructions. He had some GREAT advice and suggestions to rectify the problem.

    Thank you!

    [​IMG]
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  5. Haywood

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    Hey, nothin' to it. We're all here to help each other out, right? :beer
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  6. beechum1

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  7. Haywood

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    OK. I got the installation done last night. Seat, tank, everything back on and hooked up. All I have to do is put in some oil, gas her up, and proceed with the test flight. I'll have some fotos and an explanation of the little problem I had soon.
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  8. b3h

    b3h ol dog on a stray

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    How much oil are u planin to put in?
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  9. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    I finally got it all together Friday. I ended up putting 2.5 quarts in it.
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  10. b3h

    b3h ol dog on a stray

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    Thanks for the oil capacity info.

    Notice any difference in temp yet? It'll be June before it warms up here.:lol3

    edit: found it on the other thread - thanks.
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  11. Haywood

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    What was that about a little problem? Oh yeah, when I was tightening the oil cooler mount bolts down to the previously specified torque, they spun. :eek1 Not the threads, the round boss, lug, whatever you want to call it, spun a little in it's base. Yeah, I was not happy, mostly at myself for being a dumb ham-fisted son-of-a-b****. I talked with Mark who was great about the whole thing. Not wanting him to eat the price of a cooler, I told him I know a great aircraft certified welder who copuld probably fix this thing, so let me give it a shot. As it turns out, the lugs do not mount into an oil passage, so leaks were actually not an issue, but they were loose. I had my friend tack those bad boys down. I cleaned it up and painted it, pressure and leak checked it, just to be sure, and here I am now with one cool runnin' XRL! I did not torque the bolts or use Loctite, but I did use a lockwasher. I drilled the heads of the bolts and safety wired them. That should hold 'em. I posted earlier about my experiences with the running temps, it was here or in the other thread, can't remember right now.

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  12. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    Not my best safety wire job (a little rusty, me, not the wire), but it should hold. One of these days I will also figure out how to resize pictures and get more than one in a single post.:dunno

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  13. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    This looks like a great item. When I get some $$$ saved up... :norton
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  14. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    A new batch is finished and ready to ship.:clap:clap:clap:clap
    The customers at the top of the list have been contacted.

    Until I get ahead of this and actually have kits in stock...

    If you want a kit, PM me with your order and complete shipping address
    and I will add you to the list.
    I will contact you when your kit is ready.
    Thanks for your patience.:1drink

    I inspect and clean up the threaded bosses on each oil cooler now.
    You will not have to do anything to them
    (we had a few with problems on the 1st batch).


    Cheers,
    Mark :evil
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  15. formulals1

    formulals1 Semi-Adventurer

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    Wow, I am very impressed by the kit. Will put it on my list of upgrades to consider. Any weight number for all the kit parts?
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  16. GlockPointer

    GlockPointer NachosRiflesAlchohol

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    Ok, let me be clear, I am not worthy of something this well thought out. I had this in mind.

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  17. Pucker

    Pucker This is gonna hurt

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    It may make it possible to bore/stroke/increase comp.ratio w/o the overheating issues.

    It looks like the hose guide mounts to the tank stabilizing tab. Does this interfere w/ the IMS 4.0 or Acerbis 5.8 tanks?

    PM sent - 1 unit requested. Can't wait!
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  18. N7XW

    N7XW Been here awhile

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    Just received mine :clap

    Might be a little while before I can get it on though - still have to remove the smog crap
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  19. Smola67

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    Just finished the install tonight. This was such an easy project b/c the instructions were extremely detailed and left nothing to question. Pictures to come.
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  20. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    I am in the middle of getting mine put on and have a question about the upper oil line coming from the bottom of the reservoir. Is the upper oil line, as it goes under the frame tube, perpendicular to the frame tube or is it aimed fore/aft? And it looks like it won't be real easy getting the spark plug in and out. This is the only thing I have left to do before putting everything back together. Just in time for some more snow :baldy
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