Paul Robert Judd
Hi Folks,
if this has been discussed before please accept my ignorance or just being a mature man with no computer skills.
I have a couple of questions to put to you knowledgeable people that I have posted on other sites that has just confused me even more.
i just traded a MY16 Vintage or a 2017 Vintage and this bike does not have a oil cooler like my 2016 did, I am sure my balls will be hard boiled as the heat on the right side is unbelievable (I always wondered what people were talking about as my 2016 did not generate that type of heat) is this because I do not have a oil cooler on the new bike? And do the shields that you can buy work?

My second question is I am buying the Thunder Stroke high flow air box for the bike and will have the great guys at Tamworth fit it I want to put a set of V&H turndown pipes on it after the air box is fitted and flashed, should I fit the V&H pipes then ride over 3 hours or can I fit the pipes after I get home? There is that many opinions and even Polaris guys are telling me different stories, one of the service managers told me it would be ok to fit the pipes after the air box flash as they flash for the box and pipes.Some say you can not run the standard pipes with the aftermarket air box?
Thanks for your help with this.
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V-Twin
Paul Robert Judd wrote:
i just traded a MY16 Vintage or a 2017 Vintage and this bike does not have a oil cooler like my 2016 did... is this because I do not have a oil cooler on the new bike? And do the shields that you can buy work?
Hey Paul, is your new bike... new?  May I ask why you upgraded from 2016 to 2017?

I have a 2016 Vintage and it does not have an oil cooler... I believe 2015 was the last Vintage to have a cooler.  Model year aside, brand new engine does run hotter.  It should cool down somewhat after couple of thousand kms.  If your new Vintage is still running hot after several kms... it might be the catalytic converter that is causing the heat on right thigh.  Two well know solutions are: (a) Remove catalytic converter - not recommended as it is illegal but you will also lose a bit of low down torque (but gain a bit at higher rpm).  (b) Fit a new engine tune with Power Vision CX - recommended but you may risk your warranty so...

I am sure oil cooler can help depending on the situation but how much is debatable.  If you are stuck in traffic, oil cooler will not help.  As soon as you start moving, the temperature drops within 30 seconds or so... oil cooler may make that even quicker but is that worth $700?  I personally don’t believe so.

Paul Robert Judd wrote:
I want to put a set of V&H turndown pipes on it after the air box is fitted and flashed, should I fit the V&H pipes then ride over 3 hours or can I fit the pipes after I get home?
It is commonly accepted that just fitting a slip-on pipes will NOT require a new engine tune/flash as stock tune can compensate for the free flow.  However, not when someone fit both slip-on and air cleaner.  So, if it was me, I would fit your pipes.  Ride to your dealer and have the air cleaner fitted.  

The air air cleaner comes with two flash codes... (a) just air cleaner, (b) air cleaner & pipes.  Make sure your dealer install the pipe and ac tune for you.
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Paul Robert Judd
Hi V-Twin,
thanks for that info mate, the MY16 I had was a lemon mate, the best option was for me to trade it in and keep most of The Accseories to fit on a new bike, I love the old school look, so I went again same style same colour also received what they said was $3,000 worth of Accseories however they put the prices up so I would say I got about $2,200 worth and this bike is so smooth not like the last one, and today I received a $50 voucher good service by the Sydney crew,picked the bike up on the 5/12 and have 3500 kilometres already
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V-Twin
Paul Robert Judd wrote:
the MY16 I had was a lemon mate, the best option was for me to trade it in and keep most of The Accseories to fit on a new bike, I love the old school look, so I went again...
That is funny!  Have a read of this.

http://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/traded-2015-vintage-for-2016-vintage-my-story-8119931

I would love love to read your story... when you get a chance, maybe you can post your story and compare your old Vintage with new?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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