xr250 oil cooler install on my xr600r


15 replies to this topic
  • mikyrc

Posted February 26, 2007 - 02:30 AM

#1

Hi guys! First of all forgive my english, it's not my language.

I recently finished the oil cooler installation. It took me a lot of time because i spent a lot of time looking for the parts and how to do it cheap and easy.

Finally i thought that using A/C piping would be the easyest and cheapest way.
So i got some stuf and some gas hose and went for it.

I made somebody weld a pair of nuts on the frame to hold the cooler and i build a bracket bolted on the front of the frame to hold the front side of the cooler.

Then i had to hack the stock oil return pipe, cutting it and reusing the nut, as finding a compatible nut is almost impossible here.

I got two banjo bolts and made somebody weld the A/C pipe on one of them.
I bent the piping using a special tool (a special spring). And cut the hose to proper lenght.

I also used some 90 degree elbows welded (tin welding) and some piping for the 180degree part bolted on the frame.

Here go some pics, you'll understand better.

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The bike is going very well. I had to add like 1/4 liter more of oil, i thought it wouldn't need that much.

If you have questions, feel free to ask.

Miky.

  • creeky

Posted February 26, 2007 - 05:23 AM

#2

Great job! :applause:

  • MartinDKtm

Posted February 26, 2007 - 06:53 AM

#3

Nice. I plan to do something similar too. But with some bonus. You will know it when its gonna be done.

Martin

  • mikyrc

Posted March 01, 2007 - 02:23 PM

#4

Thanks to both.:applause:

  • MartinDKtm

Posted March 01, 2007 - 05:37 PM

#5

My idea is to mig weld some small precut steel plate on the frame. maybe 1/8" to 1/16" thick at a distance of 1/8" from one to the other. So that the frame part that contain oil will have finns on it and be transformed into a natural built in oil cooler. But i will need to repaint the frame after. Sound like a good idea that I had...What you guy's think?

Martin

  • Jeff@TheQuadShop

Posted March 01, 2007 - 06:48 PM

#6

I have one of the SRC cooler mount brackets so you don't have to weld to the frame if anyone is interested.

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  • thouk

Posted March 01, 2007 - 10:18 PM

#7

Jeff,
Private message sent to you, Tony

  • barstowblues

Posted April 25, 2009 - 08:31 AM

#8

Great job on that oil cooler installation. What kind of reduction in oil temp have you seen since you installed this oil cooler? Reason why I was asking is I want to put a oil cooler on my xr650L and I just happen to have a xr250 oil cooler sitting around in my garage. I was going to up grade to a larger xr400 oil cooler but if this xr250 cooler will work I can save some dough.

Thanks

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  • mikyrc

Posted April 25, 2009 - 03:17 PM

#9

I can't tell You how much did it help as I installed the temp gauge at the same time I did the cooler. So sorry, I can't help You much here.
But driving on regular roads I get oil temps between 85-95ºC (185-203ºF)

  • Denn10

Posted April 25, 2009 - 03:30 PM

#10

i have a cooler from a xr250 also in the garage, never isnstalled though

  • Onederer

Posted April 26, 2009 - 06:20 AM

#11

I can't tell You how much did it help as I installed the temp gauge at the same time I did the cooler. So sorry, I can't help You much here.
But driving on regular roads I get oil temps between 85-95ºC (185-203ºF)


How cool is that, you replied to recent question on a post of yours over two years old, quickly!

  • barstowblues

Posted April 26, 2009 - 10:45 AM

#12

It sounds like your 250xr cooler is doing its job. I just purchased a temp dipstick from XR's only. I will post the results of before and after once I get the cooler installed. Thanks for your help.

  • The DEUCE

Posted November 28, 2013 - 07:13 AM

#13

It sounds like your 250xr cooler is doing its job. I just purchased a temp dipstick from XR's only. I will post the results of before and after once I get the cooler installed. Thanks for your help.

 

Did you ever get your oil cooler installed? what was the difference in temperature?

 

I know this post is 4 1/2 years old but what the hell, maybe barstowblues will get an email and anwer back (crossing fingers)



  • dochawken

Posted November 28, 2013 - 07:34 PM

#14

Damn nice job, thoughtful...clean...like it

  • Blackrubberducky

Posted December 02, 2013 - 09:42 AM

#15

What are the benefits of having a oil cooler? I know cooler temps = stronger engine. But can you feel a immediate difference?

  • notoriousE-R-I-C

Posted December 02, 2013 - 10:35 AM

#16

When i moved my Lockhart oil cooler from ziptied to the frame above the headers, to mounted in front on the lower triple, ive seen up to 100°f cooler than my hottest freeway temp. I stay at 200 now and only saw 220 once in downtown LA traffic.
Im super pro oil cooler.
EZ





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