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?
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.
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 http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/wink.gif).. mud everywhere! I shall be changing it now for a higher one.
Any special oil cooler you used?
Cheers - Dave
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)!
Very interested! have sent an email to you.
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