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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Question Overheating

Have a Road Star 1700. In Memorial Day parade with Patriot Guard Riders the right side of engine stated smoking as motor got hotter. Then shut off and would not start until motor cooled down. Don't have owners manual so would appreciate any feedback on where the smoke was from, is there a heat sensor that triggers the shut down, possible damage to motor, etc.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 09:54 PM
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John,

Pretty sure like my Liner you have an engine over temp error code. I believe it is # 28. You should have seen it on your display. I don't know about damage, but it can't be good. Take a look at your oil see if it looks darker than it was.

I have been stalled in traffic on really hot days a couple of times. Things felt really hot but did not shut down. Very uncomfortable on legs, no smoke or shut down.

Liners have an oil cooler, wonder if there is a aftermarket oil cooler you can get for the Road Star?

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Hi guys,
I am very interested in an oil cooler for my 2003 Vstar 1100 custom. I live in Phoenix and will ride through the summer. I know oil coolers help a great deal and could help me get a few more miles on this baby.
Let me know if any of you have a source for pictures of coolers.
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Oil cooler

Here is a few to look at.

http://www.jpcycles.com/search/searc...cooler&Ntk=All

Many install Oil filter relocation kits on 1100's, you might gain a little coolinng with the extra hardware of the oil filter relocation kit. The kit and filter may be competing for the same location.
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Oil filter relocation/cooling

Scootworks calls theirs a relocation / cooler

http://www.shopscootworks.com/Perf-f...s=oil%20cooler

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The idea of an oil cooler really appeals to me. Does anyone have any experience with one for a 99 R*?

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Scootworks calls theirs a relocation / cooler

http://www.shopscootworks.com/Perf-f...s=oil%20cooler

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I've heard of over-heating, but never had it happen to me once. Roadstar has always kept quite cool just as well as it should, even riding in parades at a measely 3-5mph. So long as you can keep your oil changed properly, air cleaner maintained, don't let fuel sit for to long untreated. I sit in traffic 3-5 days a week all summer long in the heat of the summer, and it gets hot, but not like that.

Something like that would point to something else being wrong to me.

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The idea of an oil cooler really appeals to me. Does anyone have any experience with one for a 99 R*?

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I have a oil cooler on my 09 and it works well - almost too well. I was testing out two different designs of oil coolers (Jagg and DBI) and both performed well. Did I need one - no not really. I am already running synthetic oil and a re-usable oil filter/cooler. Both do a great job at protecting/cooling the engine and oil. At my next oil change I will be taking the oil cooler back off. I have changed my riding habits over the past year or so in which I don't like riding on hot days of 90+ degrees. Plus, I don't ride in stop and go traffic if at all possible - just no what I call fun riding. If I do get caught in traffic I just pull over and take a break. The R* does a great job in shedding the heat. Just my 2 cents.

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