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I have only briefly looked over the new 06 bike at the dealer this past weekend. Is that a oil cooler 1/4 of a inch from the exhaust pipe coming off the front cylinder? If so how effective is a oil cooler that close to a exhaust pipe?
 

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When the bike is moving and the airflow will blow through the oil cooler... That's the design... I wouldn't worry about heat soak with it...
 

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Airflow is the key. Yeah - it's probably pretty close and may absorb 'some' radiant heat.

But - let's not forget that the SV motor originally didn't even HAVE an oil cooler. Even if it's not optimally efficient, the fact that it's even there is a bit of overkill anyway.
 

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Yhea I almost thought it more for looks than anything. I have never had a over heating issue with my bike in any conditions and have never heard of others having heating issues either. I guess it can't hurt thought.
 

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You know what I would even bet that my bike could go w/o the radiator all together....
 

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Until you are stuck in a traffic jam with no lane splitting allowed. Those fans are on 80% of the time.

That is the only thing which really bugs me about riding a bike.
Short tempered drivers, wall to wall vehicles, no continuity of flow ... scares the heck out of me!
 

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Kevin said:
You know what I would even bet that my bike could go w/o the radiator all together....
No way. It'd seize up lots sooner than you think. The tolerances on liquid-cooled motors are WAY tighter than air-cooled. Once that thing gets out of the temp range it's designed for....good night.
 

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Being the big stunta that I am I was hoping it was some kind of super oil system on the new 06 so that I could buy one and stunt my little butt off on it............... Speaking of which I was in traffic last night around 6 stunta thug biker boyz.......I just shock my head as one of them did a continual smoking burn out in stop still traffic with 4 lanes of traffic around him!?!?!?!?!
 
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