Oil Cooler

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by anjumkha, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. anjumkha

    anjumkha Member

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    2007 FLHT

    I will be riding from Princeton NJ to Key West Fl in June. I know it is going to be hot.

    Riding solo.

    Do I need an oil cooler?

    Last year I took my air cooled Moto Guzzi to the same trip ( no oil cooler) without a problem

    M Khan
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I live on the west coast of Fl. in the central area. While I do have an oil cooler there are many who ride Harleys down here that don't.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    No cooler for me and I ride year round here in Florida:s
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Ditto, Like Jack, I ride everyday without one.

    Bodeen
     
  5. Subby

    Subby Active Member

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    Do you "need" an oil cooler? Short answer is no. However, if you feel more comfortable with one...go for it. It won't hurt and any extra cooling you can provide does nothing but help.
     
  6. flh canuck

    flh canuck Active Member

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    You can get by without it but a cooler will help extend the life of the components. There is a reason the Motor Company installs coolers from the factory on the 103 and 110.
     
  7. anjumkha

    anjumkha Member

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    Thank you all for you kind replies.
    I have decided to install a oil temp gauge first bt no cooler.

    I am just being protective of my EG.

    M Khan
     
  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I always get confused with the word "NEED"

    and Usually just replace it with "DO".


    signed....BUBBIE
     
  9. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    i have been following this as i was thinking on getting one installed next week. i just saved some money thanks guys. and no you cant have the money i saved it's for chrome:D:D
     
  10. anjumkha

    anjumkha Member

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    smitty901:
    Your point is well taken. Makes a lot of sense.
    M Khan