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This is for the Oil Bud Oil Cooler.

Since I got this bike it has been my goal to make this damn thing run cooler! I had the UltraCool (with a fan built in) and hated it. Leaked like crazy and it still ran hot. After this thing dumped all my oil I decided to get a new cooler. Thank god I pulled over just before that happened or I would have been in a world of hurt.

Anyway, I saw the Oil Bud. Had my reservations about it. Why? It fits up underneath the bike between the frame. But it has many, many fins like a radiator to dissipate heat. It also can take quite a beating. There are videos of a guy taking a 12 gauge shotgun to it and still works. Okay, so rocks, sand and pebbles won't hurt it. I had it installed at the dealership because that's where my old oil cooler crapped out on me. But for some reason they didn't reinstall my oil temp gauge. I rode it for a few months, no problem. I finally installed the oil temp sensor into the cooler. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU INSTALL THE SENSOR IN IT BEFORE YOU INSTALL THE COOLER. I didn't and it was very difficult to get my hands and tools in there to fit. But I got it done nevertheless.

I've been riding around and now can attest to how well this works. For a while I though I screwed up the temp gauge cause it wasn't moving at all. Then finally it began to creep up. Wow, I can't believe how much cooler the oil temp stayed, even in BS New York traffic!

This thing is great! Yes, it is expensive. But I see no need to ever replace my oil cooler again (third time if you're counting) and it runs sooooo much cooler.

Here end'th my story.

If you're interested...https://harleyoilcoolers.com/
 

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I wonder if this will fit with a ezup center stand

How much cooler were you running? Granted it isnt hot out yet either :)
 

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I looked at the Oil Bud also, but went with the Ultra Cool and haven't had any problems, it works great for me. Nice to know the Oil Bud works also. My question would be how much extra oil are you able to put into the engine, I imagine that would have a lot to do with the cooling?
 

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Extra oil amount - Not too much. It's just like all other oil coolers that there's extra oil to be in the engine & cooler. Most coolers (stock, Ultra, Oil Bud) are generally the same size.

I couldn't tell you about the jiffy stand. My guess is that the stand would need to come off to install. But once installed it is completely out of the way. I guess it wouldn't work if the jiffy stand clamps or bolts to the frame on the inside.

Temp'wise - Even in cooler weather I'd hit 190*/200* with the Ultra. My last ride I didn't even come close to 170. Mind you, even with the UltraCool's fan running in normal highway speed I'd still hit 220*230*. In bad traffic it's get close to 290*. I'll let you know more in the middle of the summer. But I am very optimistic!

I don't mean to slam UltraCool. Just stating what worked/didn't work for me.
 

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Kinda bummed out to read this, just bought a Ultra Cool a couple of days ago..
Don't be bummed. One persons bad experience is not representative of the product. I put on the Ultracool Reefer late last summer and could not get the motor hot enough to get the fan to come on. I had to run it in my garage at idle to get it hot enough so I could make sure the fan came on. While riding I could not get the temps above 200.
 

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Don't be bummed. One persons bad experience is not representative of the product. I put on the Ultracool Reefer late last summer and could not get the motor hot enough to get the fan to come on. I had to run it in my garage at idle to get it hot enough so I could make sure the fan came on. While riding I could not get the temps above 200.
My feelings also, I love my Ultra Cool.
 

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Citykid, keep posted how it works out in summer temps. Anything to keep bike running cooler, nothing like being stuck in heavy traffic heading east on LIE. Just went on website and it looks like they have centerstand, baker oil pan, true- track option
I got stuck on the cross bronx the first week I owned my RGU, and the powervision read the engine temp getting close to 400! I had to shut it down on the side of the lane with my antenae hitting the cars going by.
 

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I got stuck on the cross bronx the first week I owned my RGU, and the powervision read the engine temp getting close to 400! I had to shut it down on the side of the lane with my antenae hitting the cars going by.
it's crazy, one of the reasons I moved to NJ. Had to shut my bike off once on my 117" chopper. I was stuck on belt parkway heading east, no shoulder & bike was cooking
 

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Don't be bummed. One persons bad experience is not representative of the product. I put on the Ultracool Reefer late last summer and could not get the motor hot enough to get the fan to come on. I had to run it in my garage at idle to get it hot enough so I could make sure the fan came on. While riding I could not get the temps above 200.
Thanks!
 

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I've been thinking about ditching my jagg cooler and buying a oil bud cooler. I have been reading all the reviews and post about this cooler and every thread I read has been positive. Oil temp drops across the board. I went to oil buds site and read the install instruction and I found why the temps are lower than the rest. The oil temp sensor port is after the oil goes through the cooler. No wonder the temps are lower. My temp sensor is in my oil pan and it reads the oil temp after the oil is circulated through the engine.


I would be real curious what the oil temps in the pan are with the oil bud cooler.
 
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