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    oil cooler screen protector

    Looking at things to buy for my 2013 R1200RT I came across an oil cooler screen. Seems as it may serve a purpose all thought I worry about cleaning it as any attempt to blow air threw would result in the debrie being forced into the cooler. On the positive side it would offer some protection to the cooler. Anyone ever installed one ? Thanks for the input . Dave

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    Touratech makes an oil cooler screen that is easy to install. I have one on my 2012 R1200RT.

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    This is what I use, cheap, easy to install, and before someone says, restricts cooling. Worked perfectly in the Mojave at 122 deg.

    http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23386104

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    I have the Wunderlich oil cooler guard on my 09 RT. Cleaning is easy with a toothbrush and a flush with water. Note: I have a small dent in my left screen from something hitting the nose...I wasn't aware when it happened. Guess I got lucky...
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    Have heard of holes in the oil cooler. Saw a dent in mine and made a guard. One foot square (enough for two) $18 stainless steel hardware cloth. Cardboard template, band saw, grind to trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwed View Post
    This is what I use, cheap, easy to install, and before someone says, restricts cooling. Worked perfectly in the Mojave at 122 deg.

    http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23386104
    That actually looks pretty cool. What kind of foam is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodadd View Post
    That actually looks pretty cool. What kind of foam is that?
    Its the foam used in Shop Vac vacuum cleaners.
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    Thanks. I think I'll try it. I like penny tech that works.
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    cooler protection 2013 R1200RT

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwed View Post
    This is what I use, cheap, easy to install, and before someone says, restricts cooling. Worked perfectly in the Mojave at 122 deg.

    http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23386104
    Copied your example. Took a 10 mile ride thru town stop and go traffic no problem.Rode 30 miles down I-95 no problem. All 90 plus degree heat. You came up with a low cost winner. Thanks Dave

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    Foam Oil Cooler

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    Thanks. I think I'll try it. I like penny tech that works.
    Works great no problems in 5 years of use.

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    The foam isn't going to stop a larger rock as well as the stainless hardware cloth but I've got over 50K on my stock RT that has trapped plenty of bugs and not hit a rock big enough to do more than slightly deflect a fin which is of no consequence.
    The possible advantage for foam us ease of cleaning- remove and rinse. It looks a lot like the foam used for window A/C units.

    A few minutes at highway speed in the rain cleans everything out of a stock cooler. I see enough of that so no need for any other efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwed View Post
    This is what I use, cheap, easy to install, and before someone says, restricts cooling. Worked perfectly in the Mojave at 122 deg.

    http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23386104
    What do you use to hold it in place?
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    I purchased the shop-vac brand micro foam sleeve size MM via Amazon. I slit one end which opens it up. Layed it into the oil cooler opening on my R1200 RT. It fit perfectly without any trimming. Just push it against the cooler and it holds itself in just fine. Good suggestion bmwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvpc View Post
    I purchased the shop-vac brand micro foam sleeve size MM via Amazon. I slit one end which opens it up. Layed it into the oil cooler opening on my R1200 RT. It fit perfectly without any trimming. Just push it against the cooler and it holds itself in just fine. Good suggestion bmwed.

    I may have to update my avatar now.
    Thanks.
    I'll give it a try
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