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GlennR

Oil cooler adaptor

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There's a guy on ADVrider making oil cooler adaptors for XT225s & TW200s.

Here's the thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793258

I don't know if the same design would work for the WR450 since it's a dry sump, but it sure would be nice to be able to increase the oil capacity and also cool it. I asked if he'd consider making them for the WR450. If any of you guys are interested it would be good to tell him so he would know that there is a market for them.

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im thinking he would sell more for the WR than he would for the TW.

I know people have modified the stock cover

I just dont know what they did to do it

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Nice... but I am not sure why anyone would really invest in a oil cooler for an engine that is water cooled.

The engine and oil will stay a whole lot cooler if you spend $100 for a set of those chinese radiators off of ebay. My engine runs a whole lot cooler now because of the increased coolant capacity.

Try it and you will see.

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Nice... but I am not sure why anyone would really invest in a oil cooler for an engine that is water cooled.

I agree. To me the main advantage would be that it allows you to increase your oil capacity. An additional Liter would have to be a good thing for an engine which only holds a little more than 1 Liter and calls for 10 hour oil changes. Right?

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$100 for a set of those chinese radiators off of ebay.

Is the seller is "Tuningcooler"? I'd like to try them, but I run Flatland Racing guards on my stockers. I'm guessing these won't fit since they look oversize.

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Is the seller is "Tuningcooler"? I'd like to try them, but I run Flatland Racing guards on my stockers. I'm guessing these won't fit since they look oversize.

There are a bunch of different sellers. You have to use the Moose Racing guards.

I had Flatland guards. They are nowhere near as sturdy as the Moose Racing ones.

These are the ones that I got...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Radiator-YAMAHA-YZ450F-WR450F-YZ450-F-WR450-F-2000-2001-2002-2003-2005-/200782956615?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ebf98c847

Here is a pic of the radiators side by side... Notice the difference in size and thickness

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/942160-2005-wr450-cosmetic-update-lots-of-pics/page__view__findpost__p__9848451

Here is a pic with the moose racing guards on

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/942160-2005-wr450-cosmetic-update-lots-of-pics/page__view__findpost__p__10035499

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Nice... but I am not sure why anyone would really invest in a oil cooler for an engine that is water cooled.

The engine and oil will stay a whole lot cooler if you spend $100 for a set of those chinese radiators off of ebay. My engine runs a whole lot cooler now because of the increased coolant capacity.

Try it and you will see.

It's not the cooling ability I'm looking for but more for the ability to add more capacity. For cooling I have two big Fluidyne radiators on mine and I'm looking to add a fan.

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