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Oil cooler went pop

Fella's I seam to have my very 1st issue, it appears my oil cooler no longer wishes to be of service to me or my bike So I changed the oil after going for a ride with my new tigs, and I'm cleaning up the bike while it's apart. One of my buddies stops by the shop to check out the new pipes, so I start it up let it warm for a bit and give it a little crack and then another. All the sudden he's floppin his arms at me, shut it off and look under the bike. Hey there's 25% of the $30 bucks I just spent in motul so I figured maybe a loose hose, start it up again to get a better look, this time from the other side of the bike. OH fuck what the hell is that, in the matter of about 10 seconds there's the rest of my motul, well most of it anyway. The enitre length of the oil cooler on the top (right side) is spewing like a fountain at ceasar's palace Anyone know if i should look for anything specific other than a new oil cooler? What would cause this? It's an 04 w/very few miles. The only thing that comes to mind other than a deffective oil cooler would be the cold storage this winter. On the good side at least it happened in the shop up on the lift and not on the road where I might not have noticed until I crashed or the motor popped.

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My oil line blew out the first time I started my bike. I don't know what was the cause other than it might have been blocked. The dealer found no problem or at least didn't tell me about it. It's a good thing that your friend caught it right away, mine was running for over a minute before I walked around to see oil spewing out of the vent.

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