Lizrdcooler adaptor for TW200, XT225, TTR 225, TTR230

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Lizrdbrth, May 22, 2012.

  1. automated1

    automated1 Adventurer

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    Had a few more questions about the cooler.

    1) Does it increase oil capacity or do you need to add more oil when installing?

    2) Not sure on how the oil flows to the engine but is the oil to the cooler after the engine receives its oil and before it returns to the sump or visa versa?

    Thanks for your time,

    Jason
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  2. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    This engine family uses submersion-oiled roller bearings in its bottom end, and the small rod end, piston skirts and tranny gears are splash-oiled. The oil pump in this motor pretty much exists solely to serve the cam bearings and operates at a very low pressure (10 PSI, or less).

    This difference is significant in that a cooler does not interrupt any high-pressure main arteries as it would on an engine with babbit-type bearings. Hence no need for braided stainless or hard lines. More on this later.

    Any oil not used to feed the cam is bypassed to the crankcase. It is this bypass oil which is being re-routed and cooled.

    If you're looking to increase CAPACITY rather than cooling I'd suggest a remote oil tank as it takes a pretty massive cooler to even begin to contain any meaningful amount of additional oil. I've measured lots of them and even some quite large multi-pass coolers won't hold more than a few ounces. Mine is no exception.
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  3. t0rqueseeker

    t0rqueseeker n00b

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    I tried emailing Lizrdcooler to the email adress he posted, but got a reply that this email no longer exist... Is there a new email or any other way of contact?
    :huh
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  4. villageidiot

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    Lizrdbrth is no longer with us
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  5. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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    Damn that is a shame :waysad
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  6. t0rqueseeker

    t0rqueseeker n00b

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    Sorry to hear that, he sounded like a cool dude and I read alot of his posts...

    Is anyone making these oil cooler adapters for a reasonable price, everything Ive seen goes about $250

    also really enjoyed that they were made in USA

    my bike is a tw200
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  7. villageidiot

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    Check over on the tw200 forum, I'm not sure if anyone took over the project or not.
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  8. Hesaid

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    Wait, what happened?

    Shesaid has been wanting one of these set-ups for a while, and with summer around the corner...

    MV
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  9. mikesova

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    He passed away.
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  10. PlacerLode

    PlacerLode n00b

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    There is a team from the TW200forum working on continuing Lizrdbrth's oil cooler line and proceeds helping to benefit his family and I'll post back here as soon as they are ready to ship
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  11. Trander

    Trander PORTLY ADVENTURER

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  12. DingDangKid

    DingDangKid El Lechero

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    Maybe interested in one as well..
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  13. nicholastanguma

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    Bumpity-bump-bump

    Any more news on continuing the Russ oil cooler kit?
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  14. Tonnystark

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    me too... hope this is also a xt250 fitament.
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