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How to Add an Oil Cooler to Your Bike.

  • Step 1

    Drain the oil.

  • Step 2

    Check for any wire harnesses that need to be disconnected or removed before installing the oil cooler assembly. .

  • Step 3

    Install the oil cooler. Hopefully, your oil cooler came with model specific instructions since the oil cooler's location will be different depending on your bike. You will have to remove an existing piece of equipment, such as your stator, reposition it, placing the oil cooler in the space created..

  • Step 4

    Inspect the alignment of all parts, making sure they sit firmly on the mounting studs and brackets. Tighten all fasteners.

  • Step 5

    Install the hoses from oil cooler to oil line. Slide your hose clamps onto the hoses first, making sure they are loose and will slide easily along the hose. Lubricate the inside of the hose with some silicone lubricant. Slide the hose onto the nipple, slide the hose clamps down and tighten them.

  • Step 6

    Fill the bike with oil. If you unsure how much oil your bike takes just refer to your owner's manual.

  • Step 7

    Start the bike and let it run until warm. The oil cooler should warm up as the bike does. If it does not, you will need to disassemble the cooler and hoses and check for blockage.

  • Step 8

    Turn the bike off, and check the oil level. It may be somewhat low . Top off and ride. Recheck and tighten hose clamps and fittings after a few hundred miles of riding.