didn't want to hijack the last thread about oil coolers, so here's my own - is an oil cooler really all that necessary on an L? You guys that do it, is it only for specific use of your machine? i.e. a lot of highway or all-day rides. It just seems that if jetted right, that engine will chug along just fine without. I haven't seen anything over 250F, even in the tight stuff at higher altitude and 90-100F outside. And I don't run syn. On another note, I just installed protaper CR hi bends last night. Not too keen on shaving off those little retaining stumps on the starter and light switches, but even less keen on drilling a hole into a highly engineered aluminum bar. I put some duct tape under them (sticky side down) and that seemed to give them a little more to bite to stay put. Haven't had a chance to ride yet due to rain in SoCal, but they feel like a man's bike should.