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  1. #431 Re: Shineray / XinYuan X5 review 
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    Its only May and the weather is boiling. Today it was around 30 C and my lil X5 is got hot. On an open road its ok but in the mountains at a slower pace it struggles, loses quite a bit of power and cooks my calves.
    Im thinking of putting an oil cooler. The easiest place to connect the cooler is as on pictures (frame-->oil cooler-->cylinder head). Im thinking if it might slow the oil circulation. Adding some thin pipes and fins just before the cylinder might interfere with it getting the right amount of oil....or Im just imagining this? It just seems logical but then again I might be completely wrong ;)
    I remember seeing a cooler on Princes YBR125 in that same spot.....his engine blew up hahan (prolly different reason tho)

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    On the pic no 1 and 2 are points between I want to add the cooler. No 3 is what I initially thought was a reminder of the first generation's oil cooler but in fact its turning circle limiter ;)
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    Didn't the very first batch of the X5 come with an oil cooler originally? If I remember correctly it did....

    Some other options:

    - give your radiator a proper cleaning, make sure its not filled up with mud, sand, dust, etc
    - use radiator cleaner to flush the cooling system
    - find a better coolant
    - make sure your engine oil is at the right capacity
    - use different engine oil, more suitable for hot weather conditions
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  3. #433 Re: Shineray / XinYuan X5 review 
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    Big bore kit too much WOT was the reason for the demise of the YBR 125 cc but did get over 30.000 km until that time.
    Fitted a Lifan 250cc 6 speed box runs like a dream.
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  4. #434 Re: Shineray / XinYuan X5 review 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Didn't the very first batch of the X5 come with an oil cooler originally? If I remember correctly it did....

    Some other options:

    - give your radiator a proper cleaning, make sure its not filled up with mud, sand, dust, etc
    - use radiator cleaner to flush the cooling system
    - find a better coolant
    - make sure your engine oil is at the right capacity
    - use different engine oil, more suitable for hot weather conditions
    Yeah, the first models had oil coolers. Later they have decided that they can save some money by taking them off i guess. The engine is completely air cooled so there is nothing to do apart from changing oil which Ill do this week. I still have 10w40, will go for 15w50 and will see.

    Ive found that this tube is not a proper oil tube. Oil is not pumped there so I have to somehow fit the radiator in the place marked with red on the picture.
    I dont have a great idea how to do it though. Maybe cut the metal pipes and pull a new hose over them and hold it in place with some braces

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    Fit an oil temperature gauge first and see how hot the oil is getting, much easier to do and even later you can fit an oil cooler if needed you then will know how much difference it makes to the oil temperature ???

    You could even fit an oil temperature dip stick yes there is such an item seen them on Taobao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prince666 View Post
    Fit an oil temperature gauge first and see how hot the oil is getting, much easier to do and even later you can fit an oil cooler if needed you then will know how much difference it makes to the oil temperature ???

    You could even fit an oil temperature dip stick yes there is such an item seen them on Taobao.
    I guess its a good reference point. Ill get myself one of them thermometers for cooking. Had one before but got misplaced
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    thermometers for cooking.
    That will work try and get a digital type as it will read the temperature very quick.
    Check online for recommended oil temperature and you are good to go
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    You had swing arm break? Second gear bust out? All withingfurst year n 6-9000km?
    1 guy here has and he blames the bike not his riding style
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    I think it would be way more likely to break the frame than the swingarm. I would say the swingarm is actually one of the nicest parts on this bike, it's bearings on the other hand....
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZBrakelathes View Post
    You had swing arm break? Second gear bust out? All withingfurst year n 6-9000km?
    1 guy here has and he blames the bike not his riding style
    No problems so far.
    Today I will change fork oil to a heavier one cos the front is a bit too soft
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