Harley-Davidson Softail Oil Tanks

There are some really good ideas out there that I’m watching people get into when it comes to thinking about design and performance with the
softail oil tanks. From aluminum tanks to steel tanks to custom oil tank cooling to being finned for cooling to having air channels going thru the tanks themselves.
Everywhere we turn around anymore it seems that a concern is still the cooling down or the controlling of how hot the Harley engine gets. As we have been looking
into the remedies we have found some awesome ideas that not only work but are actually pulling down the temperatures with some pretty big numbers. Many
are using longer oil lines in length and larger diameter hoses for more oil capacity with hose covers or ceramic hoses etc. We saw one the other day where
a guy took apart the oil tank and welded up an Add to dictionary 2 quart capacity on a aluminum softail oil tank that he had designed with fins like a cylinder with air
hole channels running through the tank like a horse shoe with bleeder holes in the back of the tank. He had a total of 6 quarts on his engine load but he said
the oil was taking longer to break down for being dirty to the temperature dropping a whopping 35 degrees. It use to run at 225 on the tank gauge and the same tank
by the way and gauge but now after the modifications it came down to 190 and never going over 200 even in the heat while riding at 75 on the highway. We were impressed
at what we saw and yet how simple and really how cheap the modification was, oh and on the back side of the oil tank he also had a shield or a barrier of a r value foam
to help insulate the tank from the heat etc. this individual had a lot of stuff on his bike like the oil cooler adapter was ceramic coated with heavy ceramic coated big lines
with a very nice aluminum cooler like we had never seen before that was finned out to match his oil tank. He said he has never had to worry about riding thru phoenix anymore
at 112 degrees outside because his gauge still has never come over the 200 degrees yet.
Anyway after looking into this our conclusion was and is its cool to see people doing things themselves and figuring out
what works or trial and error while customizing their own bikes still. Pretty Impressive by us fellow riders here at SecureCaps.com
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Can You Be Safe On Two Wheels?

I don’t know how your safe with any wheels anymore. Cars, hot rods, trains, planes, these all have locks, tracks, wings or stable frames but
riding a motorcycle well that’s a whole different story. Traffic, double, triple or quad lanes, splitting lanes requires more energy and thought especially
in the society we are living in today. Whether your in the suburbs, out in the country or right smack dab in the middle of the concrete jungle
riding a motorcycle seems to becoming more and more of a calculated risk every time you get on your Harley or bike to ride. From helmets to
Kevlar pants, carbon fiber to alarms to locking helmets, locking bags to locking whatever. The risk of society is everywhere we go now and
when we do drag or hop on our bike to ride we like to make sure we did our best with the tires and brakes or alarms and clothing gear to stay safe.
Motorcycle parts need to be the best or have the best value for what your purchasing in order to either keep up with society or safety it seems.
SecureCaps in Orange, Calif are doing just that.
Functionality, modern, sleek cruise control for all bikes or their SecureCap smart oil cap that locks the tank down for Harley-davidson softail, dyna, flh models
that provide the safety that every rider needs in our society were living in.
So often we fall into the trap of thinking that our insurance premium is enough that is until you make a claim and find out their in the business to take
your money and not give it out. So much for relying on that idea. Relying on insurance to keep your bike fully protected can be a costly mistake that so
many people make. This means you must make an important decision between balancing the potential risks with what you can afford to protect. SecureCaps
locking oil cap or Harley filler cap is going into a positive direction for being safe and smart with your investment. You may still be on two wheels
but with the oil cap that locks your tank down or the throttler cruise controller brings much needed safety and value to the market while keeping the rider
in mind.
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Lance’s Corner

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Harley-Davidson Softail Plunge


Summer time riding with winter time results.

There is nothing like riding your air cooled Harley in the morning or on a winter cold sun shinning day. The feeling of your Harley motor when its cold out and your riding hard down the highway or bookin down the street is an awesome feeling. Extra oxygen for the intake, cool air over the cylinder fins, for us riders out there you know how good you feel and you know your Harley engine loves it as much as you do because you can tell the difference in your motors performance. As summer time is now coming upon us everybody is thinking and talking about the heat issues or the temperature of their engines while riding. This is the talk that’s going on around our neck of the woods already as were all standing around having coffee etc. We and our buddies have been able to really control the amount of heat kind of sort of by just applying some basic but thought through applications.  As an example of our last issue that we addressed on a 96 being built out for about 25 more inches with a whole lot more of everything compared to just a stock or 70 horsepower motor.  As we decided to go with S&S cylinders we found that each fin on the cylinder was exactly the same on thickness all the way down with much more surface area for cooling down. Once we put a set of mics or gauge on the fins we compared that to the stock 96 Harley cylinders which were approximately 25 to 30 thousands less than that of the S&S cylinders. Oh and by the way we used a heat gun for the before and after effects on every part and application we changed or used for temperature ratings.  So after ceramic coating our exhaust flanges and the 2 into 1 pipes with the 2000 degree ceramic coating not the 1400 degree ceramic coating  we ceramic coated the complete air intake or throttle body with spacers just that alone brought serious heat numbers down by 35 degrees by the way. Were talking the cylinder temp from before and after while riding in the same temp and time on the engine etc.  Now as we started to address the external oil cooler in which on this application we went with the jags 10row with ceramic fittings and ceramic hoses we saw the numbers staying under 225 on the oil tank all the time while it being 100 degrees out with us riding on the freeway for 30 minutes and street for 15 minutes each run. We all know the engine needs to flash etc. and its an air cooled motor designed to get hot but were just not letting it get too hot. Now once you go out of the box a little you can have your softail oil tank in aluminum and finned up with some air channel holes running through while even having your tank ceramic coated on the inside for that heat barrier and you can really get a lot of surface area for allowing the heat to escape and your oil tank to stay cooler if you put some thought in to. Remember this is what the customer was bringing to us as a project and the results were awesome this is why we are passing on the info to some of you. Now we ended up doing a complete build with installing a crankcase breather for pressure while having every part ceramic coated that we touched or put on and the numbers that came in after we were all done were awesome.  This guy can ride any where all the time rippin through the desert and over the mountains  pretty much as if it were winter time now with no worries about the heat. Some of our friends couldn’t believe the drop in temperature because it was so dramatic.  Also interesting when ever we brought the bike back from a ride and would let it cool down it wouldn’t crackle and pop like the stock 96 did, The stock was always crackling or tinging while cooling down but not anymore.

So food for thought but a lot of work and time this was.

Lances Corner

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