Honda XR650L XR600 NX650 Oil Cooler from GSMark

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

  1. benno.h

    benno.h cageracer

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    Geez I'm not sure about the instructions provided.


    (My kit is winging it's way from the states as we speak ;-) )
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  2. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    I had the IMS 4.0 gallon tank and recently installed the Acerbis 5.8. There are no problems with the cooler, the lines, or the mounts interfering with either of those tanks. Mark did a great jobs with this.
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  3. Smola67

    Smola67 AdventureTard

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    Yes one of my hoses gets in the way of the plug a little as well.
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  4. Olderslowerguy

    Olderslowerguy Been here awhile

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    Received my cooler last week, and installed it yesterday. First, this is a very nice quaility product, and well thought out. I DID have the same problem with the hose going to the tank interferring with the coil wire. I just cut the tubing a little shorter going into the tank and it solved the problem. The only other issue (a minor one) was that the stabilizing wire that goes across the tank on a Clarke 4.7, was rubbing one of the hoses...just bent it out a little...problem sovled.

    The instructions included were very easy to follow, so much so that anyone, even without a lot of mechanical experience, could add this cooler to their bike.

    Thanks, Mark, for spending the time to put this together.
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  5. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    I finished mine as well this past weekend. A friend of mine who owns an auto repair shop let me use some of his space to add my cooler. He said he has never seen a nicer instruction sheet. What I ended up doing about the upper reservoir tube was to get some 10mm tubing (harder to do than the install) and bending in a manner so the tubing did not go under the frame support, but on top (shorter). Cut the fitting off the old tubing, slid it onto the new tubing and then put the flare on the new tubing. The spark plug can now be removed from the right side without any hoses getting in the way. Can't wait for it to warm up a little and get out and ride. Really nice job, GSMark.

    I put 2 3/4 quarts in mine.
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  6. b3h

    b3h ol dog on a stray

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    would like to see how you accomplished this before i go cuttin and hackin on my oil lines. sounds like you got a good plan.

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  7. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    Not wanting to spend a lot of cash, I ordered McMaster-Carr No. 50295K272 10mm OD 7mm ID. ID drilled out to 21/64". Still kind of thick. Put a 90 degree bend in about a 6" piece. The fellas in the shop didn't have a metric flaring tool, so they drilled out a 3/8" english flaring tool to accept a 10mm tube. Cut the fitting off the original piece. Slipped it on the 10mm tube as far as it would go around the 90 degree bend. Pre-fit the flaring tool onto tube so we would know how much to cut off the tube. Cut and flare tubing. Attach to oil reservoir and measure how much to cut off the rubber hose end. Added a flare to rubber hose end so I didn't have to use 2 hose clamps.
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  8. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    Way cool!:clap
    Any photos?
    Thanks,
    Mark
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  9. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    I am ahead of the game! :clap:clap:clap
    I have kits ready to ship! No waiting. No kidding.

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    Cheers,
    Mark
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  10. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

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    I have to say that this cooler is one of the best made and supported products that I have seen. For any Bike.
    I can't believe the craftsmanship that has gone into the kit.
    Kudos, and as soon as I can raise the sponduliks you'll be shipping one to Ireland!
    (Putting my 88 US model NX650 back on the road after a 7 year layup)
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  11. Pucker

    Pucker This is gonna hurt

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    Just ordered mine - I'm a big clumsy fool, I ride way past my capability level, and I crash a lot in harsh, rocky conditions - will give full reviews after merciless beatings...

    Is there an emergency bypass/patch kit for when the cooler sacrifices itself to save the case from catastrophic impact? It's only a matter of time with me at the controls.
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  12. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Well Mark........i got pics:evil



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  13. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    I will get some but may take a while. Thinking about checking my valves this weekend and could take some then.

    I never explained that I have a stock tank on my XRL. This may have caused some of the problems I was having in getting the upper reservoir tube oriented correctly. From page 1 of this thread, I am just noticing the pic you have with the cooler mounted with a stock tank. And the hoses are going in front of the wings of the stock tank. I have mine positioned behind the wings.
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  14. formulals1

    formulals1 Semi-Adventurer

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    Installed and test ran! WOW, what a very well thought out and made kit. Installed rather easy and the manual couldn't be better. One note, I didn't remove the header pipes - didn't seem to need to at all. It looks badazz - It's XR650L art to me.

    I do plan to get some kind of u-pipe in-case the cooler breaks in a crash. Basically it'll be a manual by-pass (if ever needed). Any ideas on that?

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  15. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    Thanks techforlife and formulals1 for the photos and kind words.

    Do you guys think that I should take out the exhaust removal step in the instructions? Everybody that has done it my way is going to want to kill me... depending on your answer. :wink:

    Thanks again guys!
    Mark
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  16. captnmack

    captnmack n00b

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    All, I recently installed this Oil Cooler and a new IMS 4.0 tank at the same time and had NO issues, except I did have to share the left tank support mount. I rode with my new stuff in West Texas and it worked great!

    Great product Mark!

    Thanks,

    XR650L...Mack:clap
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  17. pgup

    pgup Adventurer

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    I have mine. Might install today.:D Thanks Mark
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  18. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Don`t need to remove the exhaust Mark......although it might be easier to get the oil pipe out???????? I removed mine because i need to paint it or cermachrome it.........not sure yet...

    Oh....i`m gonna update my pic here when i get the exhaust on and the red ano`d skidplate.......:lol3:lol3:lol3 serious bike porn goin on with these coolers:clap


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  19. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    Not yet, Mark. I have been trying to find a 90 degree fitting to replace the tube I made. I don't have the thread size in front of me to tell you what it is.
    M16 X 1 or M16 x 1.5??? I wrote it down and can't find it. :baldy
    I had a buyer here look for one and he was having trouble. If I ever find one, will let you know.
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  20. benno.h

    benno.h cageracer

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    Well I have my cooler installed and running on my XR600. It's a beautifully made little thing. Apologies Mark for bolting it to such a ratty looking XR!

    It seems to stand a bit further out than it would on an XRL.
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    EDIT: F*** YOU PHOTOBUCKET! My pic is right side up on the iphone, and uploads upside down. Then the photobucket online editor puts them right side up, but if I link to them from outside they're upside down again!


    When I have some time I will cut the spacers down a fraction to try and bring it inboard a little, but there isn't much clearance on the other side of the actualy oil cooler body.

    It works pretty well - I am getting temps about 50-60ºF less than I was before after long highway slogs and such, although ambient temps have dropped a few degrees recently and I am now running a different carb.

    I intend to keep the small section of hard oil pipe that I cut out in my spares pack on the bike incase something goes wrong - I should be able to plug the two oil hoses back together in the event of a leak.
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