For many motorcycle owners, proper maintenance of their ride is a very important thing. A lot of motorcycle owners make the mistake of thinking that motorcycle engines overheat simply because of the ambient air temperature. Many think that an air-cooled engine will suffice in keeping the engine cool.
The truth is that these are not necessarily true. On one hand, you have to factor in the poor quality of fuel currently available in the market today. Additionally, your bike may need an air cooler upgrade.
There are numerous benefits when you upgrade you air cooler. As you know, it cools oil by using a heat exchanger strategically placed behind the fans. It facilitates the flow of the oil through its fins even when the fans are not activated. Now, when the temperature of the oil breaches the 220 degree Fahrenheit mark, the fans will activate to blow air through it.
The fans will continue to blow air until the oil temperature is lowered to 190 degrees. The oil cooler will continue to work whether your motorcycle is moving or not, ensuring that the oil maintains a stable temperature. It does not add unnecessary noise as well. The fans of the oil cooler are quiet.
Additionally, you will not feel the air blasting from the fans because the air moves under the bike. Essentially, you will not even know that the oil cooler is there unless you look at its LED indicator which can be mounted practically anywhere you like to. Apart from cooling the oil and keeping the temperature of the motor at an acceptable level, an oil cooler offers additional benefits, including reduced ping and knock in the engine which translates to improved performance. This is also one of the reasons why many motorcycle owners invest in this upgrade.
Installing an air cooler is very easy. However, you need to make sure that you undertake all the recommended steps outlined by the manufacturer. Before installing the oil cooler, you will need to start your motorcycle and let it run idle for a few minutes. After that, shut the engine off and check for leaks. If you cannot find leaks, take your bike out for a quick spin. After riding for a few miles, stop your bike and turn off the engine to look for leaks. And lastly, you should also check the adaptor hex bolts which you can find along the perimeter of the oil filter.