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Offline 2wdrift

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2011 DR650se oil cooler
« on: August 16, 2014, 08:47:21 pm »
Hi I have a dr 650 that I owned from new. Recently a friend was in a bit of a pickle so I lent him the big girl. He tried to ride up a sidewalk but didnt think and tried doing it at an angle. Thus the first thing to hit the ground was his face and my  beloved DR shortly after. Now the oil cooler leaks a lot Nd while he is paying I wpuld like to ask of there are cheaper alternatives available.

Thanks for any input. And yes I know its never wise to lend your bike to a friend.
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Re: 2011 DR650se oil cooler
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 10:32:55 pm »
Take it to some one who's got a clue about aluminium welding. It's not a radiator, it's much stronger and there is a good chance that it can be welded. Been there got it fixed. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 06:20:39 pm »
Thanx. Will do.
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Re: 2011 DR650se oil cooler
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 10:19:43 am »
Hi 2wd

I put a new oil cooler on top of my front mudgaurd, exactly to avoid this problem ( and some other ones). Looks great and works very well. I have been planning to do a writeupp about the mod but havent had time and I am a lazy dude.

I still have my old one, but would advise you to redo the whole thing the way it should have been done initially. Cost was about R1200. Here some shiity mobile pics, in real life it looks great!!







Better airflow over engine, and a lot easier:


Project not finished, doing some testing. will do a writeup when done. no will do a quick writeup in about 10 min.

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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 09:52:52 am »
Thanks pielas. I was thinking about cool ways to mount it. But all I could come up with would end badly. But the oil cooler would be a more comfortable seat than the stock seat...
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Re: 2011 DR650se oil cooler
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 08:54:39 am »
Don't be so harsh. A bit of extra foam and a new cover work wonders on the seat. Or a sheep skin rug. Or you just replace the undies with cycling shorts which don't have seams where they hurt :thumleft:
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 05:23:22 pm »
I have a procycle seat fitted. Its still not comfortable for more than an 50km at a time. But for me thats also fine
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