Join Date: May 2003
Location: Fairfax Station, VA
Motorcycle: 2007 GSX-R 750, 1989 GSX-R 1100, 2002 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Custom
Re: HEL Oil Cooler
The HEL oil cooler for my 1100k, purchased in 2004 or so from the HEL USA dealer in FL at the time (the USA dealer is now in PA), has curved fittings to the top of the cooler and the straight fittings go into the new double male fittings you install into the oil pan (since the HEL is standard thread and the original fittings are metric). I don't believe it should be any different for the "M" model year.
For routing purposes for the oil lines, I experimented with several positions, finally finding a compromise on keeping the lines away from as much heat as possible, staying away from rubbing against anything, using zip ties to keep them where I wanted and installing foam or rubber anywhere possible contact/vibration might cause unwanted wear. If your bike does not have any fairings, the fitment/routing concern is negligible.
I hope this helps.
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