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Oil cooler?

Rode my '92 Dommie ealier this year though some pretty warm countries such as Iran/Pakistan and India. Although it performed faultlessly, on some of the hotter days I really found things heating up quite a bit, especially in traffic.
I'm planning a trip to the Sahara next and was considering fitting an oil cooler to help cool things down a bit. Anyone done this to a Dommie or got any advice on the subject?
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Hi,
I had an XR650L when I went through West Africa. It has the same engine as the Dominator.

I used a cooler which was good, first for cooling and second because you have a larger volume of oil so it shouldn't wear too quickly. I took the original oil pipe in case I needed to remove the cooler if damaged.

However, my travel companion for much of the trip had a Dominator with no cooler. He had no problems.
We both used synthetic oil.

If you expect to encounter mud, the front mudguard on the Domi needs modifying/replacing to provide more clearance from the tyre which can clog with mud.

Call me on 01522 800767 if you want to talk about it.

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Hi David,

Many thanks for your reply. Yes I know what you mean about the front mudguard!! It was a nightmare in Cambodia as the mud kept jamming the wheel so I took it off(mudguard not the wheel ).. mud everywhere! I shall be changing it now for a higher one.

Any special oil cooler you used?

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Hallo!

i think i can help you,i dit that do my dommie in 95 as i went through iran and pakistan in the middle of august!i still have everything back home.i made the oilpipes myself and it fits on a dominater 93,i think its the same than the 92!i also have still spareparts (27 liter tank,brakes,oilthemperature,...
i'm with my afrikan twin in mexico at the moment but i reach austria next week and i could send it to you if you want (for a cheap price)!
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Hi Albert,

Very interested! have sent an email to you.

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