Honda XR650L XR600 NX650 Oil Cooler from GSMark

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

  1. switch

    switch Romanian Trailbiker

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    Install log, Honda NX650, EU-spec frame, roughly identical to US-spec NX frame:

    First impression is that everything will bolt right on

    The frame bolt for the cross-brace piece of Al is 1/2 an inch higher
    - fixed problem by drilling two extra holes in A-shaped support

    Radiator shroud no longer lines up
    - replaced "beautiful" shroud with a spatula-like shroud
    - ground spatula-shroud to fit the wrong-way around and not hit the frame near the bottom
    - drilled cross-brace to fit the holes on the spatula-shroud
    - test-install

    Done. No pics as I didn't have the camera on me. Stay tuned :)



    Mark, I'll be returning the nice-looking curved shroud just in case you want it for another customer. I had no idea how useful the "extras" would be :)
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  2. Zojirushi

    Zojirushi Surly Sailor

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    Ordered mine. I am looking forward to installing this! I'll update soon.
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  3. Rass

    Rass n00b

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    Mark, please contact me again.
    Let's close the deal


    ¡Saludos!
    Gracias.
    Sebastián Corrales from Chile.
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  4. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    Rass,
    PM Sent.
    Mark
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  5. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    Nice install.
    Where did you get the hose wrap ?
    Thanks,JB
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  6. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    http://www.designengineering.com/ca...line-sleeving/heat-sheath-aluminized-sleeving

    DEi makes it.not really needed though,but looks cool so i put it on,Marks cooler definately works well.....

    I`ll be vposting temp diffs with the cooler turned on and off as soon as i get a decent day to try it.........tons of rain lately..


    P.S. Hey Mark......how`s it going,haven`t heard from you lately,are you selling tons of these......finally got the tank mounts to work,took very little time,but i am lazy:wink:

    OH......it looks better now with the exhaust on and the skidplate......:lol3

    B

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  7. Zojirushi

    Zojirushi Surly Sailor

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    So I finally got around to installing my cooler. Everything was going well until I installed the two bolts that hold the cooler itself to the support arm. I had tightened the top bolt to roughly 5 Nm when spin spin spin.:becca The lock nut had not even flattened!
    The instructions do say not to overtighten,:deal but I can only assume mine was especially weak. I am usually not surprised when I strip things. This time I was! The only thing holding it together is a very small (1mm?) collar of aluminum. I had it welded back, threw some paint on it, and finished the install predictably.
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    The kit is great, and, as previously mentioned, the instructions are impressive. We're finally getting some rain here, so while I fired her up to check for leaks, I haven't taken her out. Thanks again, Mark.
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  8. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    Thank you for the update.
    I am sorry that you had to go through this.
    I will look into this matter a little further.

    Mark
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  9. Rass

    Rass n00b

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    I've cleared payment and sent you my shipment adress. Please tell my shipment's status. I'll thank you.

    Bye.
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  10. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    No worries, PM sent.
    Your oil cooler was sent out yesterday.

    I will be away from my computer all weekend. Returning on Sunday night.

    Cheers,
    Mark
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  11. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    Should be picking up my XR650L on Saturday.I am interested in an oil cooler.The bike is new,under warranty,and has the air pump on it.Will the cooler work with the air pump on the engine?Are the mounting brackets raw aluminum ? Thanks,JB
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  12. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    Hi JB,
    The kit will not work with the smog octopus.
    All of the brackets/guards are made from aluminum.

    You are going to love your new bike. :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
    Congratulations!!!!

    Cheers,
    Mark
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  13. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Are the brackets anodized ?
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  14. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    They are not anodized.
    M
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  15. Rass

    Rass n00b

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    I got mine :evil:evil:evil:evil:evil

    After to get my old piggy chassis repainted I'll show you some pictures.

    ¡Saludos!
    S
    Santiago de Chile.
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  16. formulals1

    formulals1 Semi-Adventurer

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    Oh man, I bent-up the artwork. I might need the skid plate to help protect the lower end of the cooler set-up. Either a strong rock flip-up or my light fall to the left side in the woods cuased this.

    Mark, should I try to flatten it out or would that weaken it too much?

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  17. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    WOW! Custom by Crunch! Is the cooler okay? :eek1
    It should bend back pretty easy without hurting it. You might want to use two wood 2x4s.
    edit: Drill two holes in one of the boards to make room for the rivet nut inserts on the guard.
    Put the guard between the two boards and press them together with a vice, a press, or some large c-clamps. Just make sure you don't flatten out the original "kick" in the guard. This should get the guard close to flat again. You might have to do a little tweaking after you get done. The aluminum might have a little "spring" to it.

    Keep us posted.

    Cheers,
    Mark
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  18. formulals1

    formulals1 Semi-Adventurer

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    The cooler is all good. I'll try that to bend it back - pretty much what I was thinking.

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  19. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Go slow! AL only likes to bend once but not twice. It is more brittle than steel, especially as thick as the guard is and having the one edge rolled to a 90 like it is. Don't ask how I know this.:lol3
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  20. GSMark

    GSMark Just Love Bikes

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    The last batch of coolers are unpainted and have a bare aluminum finish. I really like the look.
    What do you guys and gals think?

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    Cheers,
    Mark