Hey neighbor. RM I live in MA and my humble opinion is here in New England a oil cooler is a waste of money. I can see the point in the south and southwest where it get Africa hot but hell up here, mid 90's three days in a row is a big deal. As I watch the snow falling out my window.RMharleyman said:Hi i was thinking about adding a Harley oil cooler to my 02 Road King Classic /EFI over the winter,, But the dealer says its not needed?
What do you guys think ?
I disagree. Overcooling occurs anytime where the oil does not reach a temperature high enough to evaporate all of the water trapped in the crankcase. This can happen on a 110 degree day, or a 10 degree day. You need to reach a high enough temperature range, for an certian period of time to flash off all of the water. At 210-220 degree's, this wil happen much faster as opposed to 180 degree's.Kags said:Overcooling would only be a problem in very cold riding conditions.
One thing I would dissagree with Don about is the statement no air means no cooling" A oil cooler will cool even in still not moving conditons. That statement is like saying " when you stop moving your motor has no cooling". We all no that the heat convexes off the motor at a light or stop sign. Same for a cooler. I think he was addressing a good place to mount the cooler rather than a low air flow place.RainRider said: