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Fitting oil cooler to R80GS

Anyone ever fitted an oil cooler to a GS which didn't have one previously? Am told some mods are needed INSIDE the oilfilter housing (the stub the cooler sits on?), and that these changes may be more hassle than they are worth. Any advice?

It's 1992 paralever with 43lt tank if that helps (obviously cooler will be relocated).

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yes.

the pipe inside the filter needs to be replaced - removing the old one is a bit tricky, as it is easy to damage and cause enormous grief.

the rest is easy. BM had/has a complete kit. for normal use not a big ocncern - it got this far after all - but for very hot weather or slow going, very good idea. With care and sense no problem. Search the site you will find more on this subject - seems to me we went over this months ago.

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you need to heat the engine casing from the oppersite side of the stub then comes out easy do it both ways taken off the oil cooler and refitted it

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Hi

I couldn't get my stub out so took it to the local BMW dealer who butchered it so badly I couldn't get the oil filter on or off.



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Is the standard BMW cooler not mounted in a vulnerable location?

What about mounting it in the traditional position i.e. on the frame below the headstock?

I carried this mod out on my DR600 a few years ago. Bought a new cooler, similar inn size to standard & welded a bracket to the frame. A length of angle aluminium was bolted to the bracket. Holes were drilled at either end to accept rubber cotton reel type mounts that held the cooler in place via vertical spacer bars the height of the cooler. I'd already located a local hydraulic specialist (trucks) who had the fittings in stock. I bought them & a length of armoured but slightly flexible hose. I cut everything to length, leaving a little extra for good routing before returning all the parts to the hydraulics people to crimp together. Total cost was less than £60.00.

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