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1Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Food for thought Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:30 pm

RicK G

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I have been looking for an economical fuel cooler and came across this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/141561027331?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Any thoughts or comments or has anybody seen one in the flesh.


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2Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:19 am

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hmm looks good ...although

these look like they are made for small volumes at high pressure ?

where as we may need high volumes at low pressure   I guess if the bolts could be drilled a bit bigger at the gland interface  to allow more fuel to flow unrestricted ...or less restricted might do the job ?

I had always thought a automatic gear box oil cooler with decent inlet - outlet pipes (6mm id  or better)  ...built for volume flow  would be the best design philosophy
but as you say, hard to find at a reasonable - economical price eh ?


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3Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:24 am

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That looks a little small to me.

This is the one I just bought and will be putting on my RT after I find some way to protect the fins.  Am thinking of installing in front of the timing chain cover.  At 5" x 12" it is pretty big, but should give me a lot of cool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131327447999?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT#shpCntId


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1991 K100RS
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Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
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1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

4Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:20 am

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Anybody knows what the flow of a K100 pump is? (I know that pressure is over 60psi)
I am looking to adapt a cooler on my bike too, but want to be sure that I will not restrict the flow (return line).
In my case, I would mount the cooler between the bike and the chair. This way it wont get heat transfer from the water cooler. Physical size of the cooler is not very important as I have plenty of room.


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@Crazy Frog wrote:Anybody knows what the flow of a K100 pump is?

45 liter/hour.


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@Inge K. wrote:
@Crazy Frog wrote:Anybody knows what the flow of a K100 pump is?

45 liter/hour.
Thanks Inge Very Happy


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7Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:48 pm

RicK G

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What I was thinking was using some barbed fittings instead of the banjo type fittings. I have tried to get info from the seller but all the enquiries go directly back to China and they just repeat what is in the listing which is why I asked here on the off chance that someone had maybe seen or used one.
Looks like I may just have to buy one to find out.  It certainly looks like it may do the job, I checked out some of the fuel coolers for go-karts but they look as if they wouldn't have the cooling capacity needed unless 6 in a row were used.
I am currently using an expensive and effective power steering oil cooler on the K1100 but I haven't been able to even get one the same size.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

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Are you liking the blue plastic coating as a stone protector? Rick?
I could not see any size of the cooler itself but would hope it as big as the banjo fittings


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9Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:45 pm

RicK G

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@K75cster wrote:Are you liking the blue plastic coating as a stone protector? Rick?
I could not see any size of the cooler itself but would hope it as big as the banjo fittings
132mm x 76mm it is anodized but not sure if the banjo fittings are 10mm or 8mm as 8mm is very common in that pit bike and thumpster brands. Size is only an NPT tap away.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

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Why not wander down the min bike park and tell one of the kids with one on, that his bike sound off and you can have a look to see if its a simple fix, and study the hell out of it. Or buy one just for the sake of it. Quadbikes?


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11Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:59 am

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Update on my cooler.  The one in the posting above arrived and it is too big and the fins are too fragile, requiring  lot of work to fabricate protective grillwork.  I am returning it in favor of this one:

Food for thought $_12

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201154322208?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Will fit nicely below the radiator on my RT, needs no grillwork, and the fuel will have a residence time of approximately 40 seconds in it.


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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

12Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:48 pm

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Let me know what you go with Rick...

I have been trying to hunt down a suitable unit for a while but its surprisingly difficult...

I ended up pulling the trigger on one, but when it arrived it was badly damaged. And im glad it was because it was very poor quality that didnt show in the ebay pics. Sent it back for a refund.


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13Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:05 pm

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Hey, that new cooler on theBay looks great and very affordable.  PLEASE update with cooling results... summer us coming and my RT is all but unbearable on warm days.

    

14Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:26 pm

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Jim, I've gone summers with the lower fairings removed (ref. my avatar). Of course this means not the prettiest aesthetics but it is a ton cooler. 
A fuel cooler/heat sink will prob help w/fuel density, etc. but it won't cool the engine measurably.


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15Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:51 am

Point-Seven-five

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I'm just shooting for a cooler tank.  Darn near burned my thighs on it a couple times last summer. 

The cooler looks pretty nice.  Getting the bracket made next week.  Looks like the cooler will fit quite nicely below the radiator on my K75RT.  

I calculated that the fuel is in the cooler in the airstream for about 40 seconds.  I'm hoping that I can get it to exit the cooler at near ambient(< 10F above). 

Will also allow me to reroute the return line.  It's bad enough that the pressure regulator is behind the radiator, but the return line runs back under the air box, and then forward to the tank right behind the radiator.  WTF?!  I think I can get from the cooler back to the tank with the cooled gas only exposed to radiator heat for 4-5 inches of hose.


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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

16Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:07 pm

BadjerJim

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@Kyle10 wrote:Jim, I've gone summers with the lower fairings removed (ref. my avatar). Of course this means not the prettiest aesthetics but it is a ton cooler. 
A fuel cooler/heat sink will prob help w/fuel density, etc. but it won't cool the engine measurably.

Well, I've ordered one of these coolers using the link.  Same seller offers 10", 12" and 15" versions.  Measuring around my radiator area, the 10" looks like it gives the most possibilities.

I agree that it won't cool the engine.  That's not my goal.

Instead, I think this will really help keep the gas tank, fuel and fuel pump cooler.   I'm going to re-route the fuel return line... get rid of the vertical part that's right behind the radiator on my K100 RT, and route the fuel return through this cooler.  In the summer, I really am burning the insides of my thighs on the gas tank, even with blue-jean pants.

For $25.92 delivered, it looks really really good.  Heck, an oil filter is $20 at my local BMW shop.  I view this as a cheap experiment.

I'll post photos and comments about how this all works out.

    

17Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:20 pm

BadjerJim

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I'm just shooting for a cooler tank.  Darn near burned my thighs on it a couple times last summer. 

The cooler looks pretty nice.  Getting the bracket made next week.  Looks like the cooler will fit quite nicely below the radiator on my K75RT.  

I calculated that the fuel is in the cooler in the airstream for about 40 seconds.  I'm hoping that I can get it to exit the cooler at near ambient(< 10F above). 

Will also allow me to reroute the return line.  It's bad enough that the pressure regulator is behind the radiator, but the return line runs back under the air box, and then forward to the tank right behind the radiator.  WTF?!  I think I can get from the cooler back to the tank with the cooled gas only exposed to radiator heat for 4-5 inches of hose.

Hey, let me know how your routing works out.  Pictures and comments if you can.  Thanks!

    

18Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:44 pm

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Will do.  Have to get the bracket made.


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1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

19Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:08 am

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I'm just shooting for a cooler tank.  Darn near burned my thighs on it a couple times last summer. 

The cooler looks pretty nice.  Getting the bracket made next week.  Looks like the cooler will fit quite nicely below the radiator on my K75RT.  
I did get a burn on my thigh from the New England get-together last year. I bought a traditional auto trans oil cooler for the same reason, but haven't had a chance to install it. The one suggested in this thread might be an easier option, so I may buy one of them instead. Clarifying: the one point seven five mentioned in post 11.

Burn on thigh and some rain on my return run in the section that was slow enough that the RT fairing/screen couldn't help much (unlike at normal highway speeds) were my only small disappointments in an otherwise great weekend at Smithy's place. Very Happy

Bill



Last edited by indian036 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:13 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : clarification)


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

20Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:22 am

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The cooler I have on the K1100 and Charlie has on his K100 is about 150mm x 80mm and 16-18mm thick. Charlie got lucky and got one at a swap meet but I paid full price.
Its years since I bought mine and it has no brand that I can find and the local auto shop no longer employs the guy that spent a long time finding it for me so I don't know what it is to get another.
They work very well, so much so that in winter the tank doesn't even get warm so I miss out on that aspect.
I believe it was made for a very small auto trans or a power steering fluid cooler. I've been hunting all over the net but no luck so far, I have come across a few that would do the job but they are bulky.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

21Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:39 am

indian036

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@RicK G wrote:
They work very well, so much so that in winter the tank doesn't even get warm so I miss out on that aspect.
Do they have winter in Queensland?


This is the one I bought earlier but haven't mounted yet.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251192452340?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

22Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:58 am

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23Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:29 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Looks a little too small to really do anything.  With the flow rate of the fuel in the system, residence time in the cooler is probably under a second.  Not much heat transfer going to happen in that short a time.  If you strung 4 or 5 of them together, maybe, but at $28 a pop, there has to be a more cost effective approach.


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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
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1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
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24Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:39 pm

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I looked at that go kart cooler some time ago and decided it was too small so made one about 3 times the length but it still was not worth having as the fuel moved through too quickly and so not much cooling was done.
I can get coolers that are 3 times the size of what I have on the K1100 but they cover almost all the radiator which makes it harder for the engine cooling.
At the moment I have many other more pressing things to repair so this will take a seat well to the back.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

25Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:41 pm

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Any updates? 
Been looking into this as well. All kind of poss. solutions, from simple finned inline 'tubes' to mini radiators, eg oil coolers.


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26Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:58 pm

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Kyle, I took the template for the mount to a fabricator yesterday.  Waiting for it right now.  Hope to have it by this weekend. 

Still at least a week away from a mount up as I'm going to have to pull the radiator grille, engine bars, lowers, and who knows what else to get things mounted. 

Will take pictures.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

27Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:12 pm

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I ordered the same cooler as yours and I am waiting for it.
My big advantage is that I will be able to install it on the sidecar mount. If that works well, I will buy one for the solo bike too.
The funny thing is that I don't have a lot of heat problems with the solo bike but few times on the one with the sidecar, the gas was boiling to the point that I couldn't open the gas tank and the foam gasket got teared apart. (I have a complete used gas tank on its way).

I am not intending to modify the path of the return line. In stead, I will first try to put a hose coupler on the line and route it to the cooler. Then from the output of the cooler it will go back to the tank.
At least, if I have any problems, I can quickly revert to the original fuel line system.

I have all kind of modifications or maintenance to do on the bike, but with the exceptional winter that we have, I spend all my time shoveling snow and I have not done anything on the K100 yet.

The sidecar is stored under my deck and it's now seized under a heavy coat of ice. (The bike itself is in my basement)
The two other K bikes are in the shed, but I figure that it will be mid June before the lawn can absorb all the water generated by the melting ice to be able to get them on the stret.
Will I ride this year? God knows....


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28Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:34 pm

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We've had 15+ feet of snow this winter.  The first 7 feet melted in a little over one week during a warm spell in December.  Don't worry, a few days with highs in the 40's-50's and it will be all gone and the drying can commence.  It's only mid March, and you'll be on the road before May gets here.  The snow mountains that were over 20 feet high in parking lots just a week ago are already down to only 12-15 feet high and shrinking.

Routing looks fairly straightforward on my 75.  With the cooler located horizontally in front of the timing chain cover below the radiator, I can bring the return line to it keeping it all below the radiator.  From the cooler back to the tank appears pretty easy as well.  The line would run from the cooler right up to the tank spigot right behind the radiator cowl but out of the air flow through the radiator.  The short distance where it may be in that airflow shouldn't be too hard to insulate.

The fact that the fuel pump puts out so much flow is good to help the cooling process.  As the tank level drops, the turnover rate of the remaining fuel keeps increasing.  At half tank the tank volume goes through the cooler about every 15-20 minutes with a cooler residence of approx. 40 seconds.  I expect that fuel returning to the tank won't be more than 5 degrees F above ambient. 

Last, the way I am planning to mount the cooler should make it easy to add a heat shield between it and the engine, should the need arise.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

29Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:58 pm

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@RicK G wrote:I looked at that go kart cooler some time ago and decided it was too small so made one about 3 times the length but it still was not worth having as the fuel moved through too quickly and so not much cooling was done.
Should it matter how long the fuel is in the cooler if it just returns to the fuel tank that it came from?  As fuel goes through the cooler it is immediately replaced by more fuel from the same tank, getting cooled.  A larger cooler with more cooling surface, sure, but flow rate in a closed system shouldn't matter.  Or is my logic flawed?

Darrin


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30Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:17 pm

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In theory you are right but if the fuel is moving quickly against the cooler alloy then heat transfer isn't as good as if the fuel is moving slowly.
This is the reason I want to get the same type I have as on the K1100 because it has many small galleries that are long due to an S shaped system that is stamped into the metal before assembly.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

31Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:02 pm

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Actually, the fluid needs to move fast enough to be turbulent for the best heat transfer.  The design  problem is providing enough distance to allow enough residence time at a turbulent flow rate to remove the desired amount of heat.

Slower is not always better.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

32Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:33 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Actually, the fluid needs to move fast enough to be turbulent for the best heat transfer.  The design  problem is providing enough distance to allow enough residence time at a turbulent flow rate to remove the desired amount of heat.

Slower is not always better.

Wow!  Received my cooler via UPS today.  VERY nicely made.  Can't beat the price.

Now: for mounting brackets.  Anxious to see what Point-Seven-Five (real name?) has come up with.

    

33Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:37 am

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good luck jim ...stick with it ,,the results when working right are pretty good

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34Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:22 am

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Champing at the bit for the mount.  Bike is disassembled and ready to do the fitting.  Hope they have it tomorrow so I can start putting things back together on the weekend.  Won't have it together right away because I am taking the opportunity to do some repair work and paint on left side lower fairing. 

Working on fairing indoors.  -14C in the garage this morning.  Not pleasant wrenching weather.  OZ and Kiwi land sound so nice right now.  At least the snow is melting.  Might be gone in a couple more weeks.

Will be posting pictures and comments.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

35Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:41 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Update:

The cooler bracket arrived this afternoon and I have commenced the cooler installation.   So far I have got the bracket bolted up to the lower radiator mount and have figured out where the cooler mount holes have to go.  I have a few pictures and will be drawing up plans for the bracket so anyone can copy it.

So far, it looks like the idea is going to work, at least on a K75.   Might need some tweaking on a K100 because the engine is longer.  Only problem is that the cooler sits a little close to the bottom of the radiator grille.  I will modify the dimensions of the bracket to correct this.

Quitting for the night.  Will be getting a new drill bit, fuel line, hose clamps, and some hardware tomorrow.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

36Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:47 am

charlie99

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if you can ....investigate nut serts    this is what you might use if drilling into the radiator mounts ( aluminium )  whilst the 1.6 - 1.8mm aluminium will hold a thread for a 4 mm bolt for a while it will strip out over time , and maintenance .

the nutsert will clamp to the aluminium and provide a wider spread of strength to the whole affair ...the threaded section of the nutsert will allow for minor slipups with torguing up the bolts so as to not strip out .

beg or borrow an insertion tool for the job ....you might only ever have to do it once

I have converted most of my threads through the surrounding frame to nutserts recently where the likely hood for removal regularly is apparent . and it works well .


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37Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:52 am

Point-Seven-five

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Actually Charlie, I am using 6mm x 25mm bolts with fender washers regular nuts and lockwashers to replace the original flathead screws and body nuts.

I found it to be a lot easier to just push a bolt through and spin the nut on from the front, and I don't have to drill anything.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

38Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:40 am

floyd

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Have you decided on a cooler for the chooky Rick?

Curious to know what you'll be using.


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39Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:58 am

RicK G

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Yeah I will be curious too.
I was told about a small cooler that a local guy saw but haven't got to checking them out yet. Apparently it was made like the Davies Craig auto trans coolers but about 50mm x 200mm and 20mm thick so it could be good.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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40Back to top Go down   Food for thought Empty Re: Food for thought Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:05 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Update:  After 4000+ miles I can say that my cooler is working very nicely.  Fuel tank temperature rise when riding in temperatures up to 80F is negligible to imperceptible.  Be aware that I also have installed insulation under the tank, and that may be helping as well. 

In any event, for the price of less than $70 the results are very satisfactory.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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