What do you do when you manufacture a popular, trick part that benefits all ’89 – ’01 CR500 engines, but it is getting too expensive to make/sell at a good price point?
In order to bring the cost down so every ’89 – ’01 CR500 owner can reap the benefits, we changed the outside shape to greatly reduce machining time (cost).
The GEN II elbow still offers the same benefits as GEN I. Flow bench testing showed .954 AVG GPM more coolant flow than OEM/Replicas
- The FIRST BIG reason it dominates the OEM and OEM billet replicas! Fully radiused interior VS sharp 90* turn with minor corner fillet. The 7* elbow has a fully radiused interior profile which, as a result, causes a dramatically smoother flow, relieves back PSI, and reduces aeration.
- The SECOND BIG reason it dominates the OEM and OEM billet replicas! Elbow to cylinder coolant port aligned correctly VS misaligned from the factory. The 7* Elbow outlet port is shifted and aligned “correctly” to the cylinder inlet port reducing turbulence/aeration and smoothing flow VS misaligned from the factory.
- The THIRD BIG reason it dominates the OEM and OEM billet replicas! Pivoted to point directly at the H20 pumps discharge port VS spigot not in line with the H20 pump port. The 7* Elbow inlet spigot is pivoted to point directly at the H20 pumps discharge port VS OEM and OEM billet replicas spigot not pointing at H20 pump discharge port. Boosting cooling system efficiency.
- The FOURTH Big reason it dominates the OEM and OEM billet replicas! Spigots lead in the profile is tapered VS Squared edge. The 7* Elbow has a 6mm 3* lead in taper. This lead-in taper maintains a smooth laminar flow as it transitions from the hose to the elbow’s inlet reducing turbulence/aeration and backpressure.
These are still available in shiny billet, silver (cast look), or Cerakote Thermal Dispersant coated black.
Viton (OEM size) O-Ring provided.
Replaces 12103-ML3-680 JOINT, WATER HOSE and 91356-GC4-731 O-RING
|Dimensions||4 × 2 × 2 in|
HONDA CR500R 1989, HONDA CR500R 1990, HONDA CR500R 1991, HONDA CR500R 1992, HONDA CR500R 1993, HONDA CR500R 1994, HONDA CR500R 1995, HONDA CR500R 1996, HONDA CR500R 1997, HONDA CR500R 1998, HONDA CR500R 1999, HONDA CR500R 2000, HONDA CR500R 2001
Shiny, Silver, Black