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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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HD has as bolt on cooling unit that goes behind the rear jug, and pulls air across the two heads and exits it out the bottom of the bike away from the rider and passenger. The Rub is it’s only for the 2017 on Rushmore bikes.

Does anyone make a cooler/fan unit that will tuck in behind the rear head to pull air away from the rider?. I get stuck in DC traffic a lot and am not looking forward to having a space heater next to my legs on I-95 at a dead stop…

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LoveJugs and Ward Cooling Fans both make products that cool the engine via electrical fans. The only rub is that Ward is supposedly not making them anymore (a rather recent development). Home - Love Jugs


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Love Jugs is now making a fan identical to Wards, I've talked with the owners of Love Jugs and it's too long to go into, but I haven't been able to contact Jason from Wards. JIMs also makes a fan.
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HD has as bolt on cooling unit that goes behind the rear jug, and pulls air across the two heads and exits it out the bottom of the bike away from the rider and passenger. The Rub is it’s only for the 2017 on Rushmore bikes.

Does anyone make a cooler/fan unit that will tuck in behind the rear head to pull air away from the rider?. I get stuck in DC traffic a lot and am not looking forward to having a space heater next to my legs on I-95 at a dead stop…

Thanks in advance…

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Not sure who told you that the fans pulled air across the 2 heads or where you read it but those fans are no where near powerful enough to do that. Now does it help dissipate the heat that tends to sit right in between the rear cylinder and the mid-frame? Yes they do and that alone could be worth the cost. Also, there might be a chance that they would fit on a previous year bike but you would have to find a dealer that would let you take one out to your bike and loosely mock it up to see if it would work. There may be significant changes in that area on the M8's that would not allow them to work on previous models but there are many parts that say in the catalog that they only fit certain year model bikes but can actually work on previous models. Maybe someone on here has found a way to make them work and they will chime in.

With all that being said I would opt for the LUV Juggs style fans as they DO blow air across the fins and they do make a difference for the engine. The rider will not feel less heat, mostly because the fans blow the hot air towards your right leg, but if you ride in any stop and go traffic they actually work to help keep the engine cooler in those situations. If you don't ride in stop and go traffic I would say save your money for something else as they are useless at speeds over 30mph. Give or take. JMO
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Love Jugs is now making a fan identical to Wards, I've talked with the owners of Love Jugs and it's too long to go into, but I haven't been able to contact Jason from Wards. JIMs also makes a fan.
That new fan from Love Jugs looks just like the Ward set up. Switch is mounted different, but otherwise almost a direct copy.

I have to wonder if they solved their differences with someone being bought out. If not, then some lawyers are going to be busy.

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M8s also have a new fan oil cooler; OP maybe take a look at the fan oil coolers out there or fit one to your already existing cooler...the LJ / Wards clone isnt available yet...I also drive the DC/ VA corridor..its gets pretty hot..so looking forward to what my wethead ultra does in it...

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That new fan from Love Jugs looks just like the Ward set up. Switch is mounted different, but otherwise almost a direct copy.

I have to wonder if they solved their differences with someone being bought out. If not, then some lawyers are going to be busy.

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I was thinking same thing. It's basically a clone, way to close to call your own. I'm sure we'll find out more details if dBell gets in touch with Jason


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The trouble with any cooling fan is that it mounts where the horn is and then blows hot air on your right leg. So your cylinder head temp without the fan is around 280 degrees and with the fan 250 degrees (#'s are just a example). Are you going to be more comfortable with 250 degree air blowing on your right leg? As fas as I'm concerned the answer would be no, face it you're riding a bike with a heat pump in it and the hotter the engine is the hotter you'll be. Stop and go traffic isn't your friend because the engine gets hot along with the rider, the engine fan will prolong the amount of time you can idle in stop and go traffic but the fan will not keep up with the heat the engine will produce. Any engine heat over 250 will become uncomfortable if you sit there long enough. JMO


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I have had Jason's fans for years, on my 10.5/1 motor it's a difference between a pinger and a non pinger in the heat of the summer. The oil temperature stays very consistent 180-220 range, which is a huge difference and peace of mind I'm not cooking my expensive motor. Yes it's still hot to sit on, but not as bad as sitting on one that's 300*.

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I have had Jason's fans for years, on my 10.5/1 motor it's a difference between a pinger and a non pinger in the heat of the summer. The oil temperature stays very consistent 180-220 range, which is a huge difference and peace of mind I'm not cooking my expensive motor. Yes it's still hot to sit on, but not as bad as sitting on one that's 300*.
Exactly!

My 2011 103 was a pissy POS in warm weather. After a run on the slab it would go into temp management at the end of the ramp. And ping while it idled.

Cams tuner ect. didn't make it much better in the heat. Actually made it ping more.

The fans fixed it. I can sit in stop and go traffic in the high nineties and the scooter is fine. Head temps under 200f.

Is my right leg hot? You bet. But I'd rather have a hot leg then be sitting beside a hot interstate waiting for traffic to start moving. Or having to cut the scooter off at every stop light like I see some peeps doing.
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