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Old 07-24-2017, 08:23 PM
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Suggestions on an oil cooler??

I want to put one on, just to calm my paranoid mind. I'm not necessarily running lean or hot, I'd just feel better if I had one on there...especially because I plan on getting an 1196 kit for it (1980SG). Am I being crazy?? Set me straight if so!!

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Old 07-24-2017, 08:25 PM
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Oh....

Meant to ask which brand is reliable/where to buy one.
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79' SF carbs
MAC 4-1
K&N Pods
Accel 3.0 coils
Tarozzi fork brace
TC fusebox

Picture update soon

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79' XS1100 SF (parts, will be reborn)

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Old 07-24-2017, 09:54 PM
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Unless you sit in heavy traffic quite often, I don't see the need for one. JMHO
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:19 PM
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Lockhart, or kerker

I had one on my bike when I first bought the bike. The only reason I took it off was because I had to change my pipes and no longer had the clearance to keep it on. If you will search Ebay for Yamaha xs1100 Lockhart you will see a few for sale. I tend to agree with phil, however, that unless you are driving in city traffic there is not much benefit of having one.
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:19 AM
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Depending on the exhaust system you have you could try a Yamaha original XS1100 oil cooler

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...ooler&_sacat=0
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:50 AM
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oil cooler

ERM, I have a nice chrome kerker oil cooler like this one on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-SPECI...1XIA2T&vxp=mtr

That I'd sell for a lot less than that!

PM me if interested.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:39 AM
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WOW! $400.00 is a lot of cash. I installed one on one of my model E's from an 81H because I thought I would need it to pull a trailer. Really, I don't think there is a need. Even in stop and go traffic, it is situated above the headpipes and I suspect that it blocks some air to the head. I don't have any scientific evidence to the pros and cons of cooling of using one.
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