Well, the fitting is brass and the threaded outlet on the cooler is aluminum. The bottom half of the threads are peeled off the cooler and the aluminum is packed into the threads on the fitting. It also looks like the threads on the fitting are buggered up too.
the fittings are huge (take a 1 1/8 wrench) so finding a bottoming tap to clean the threads in the fitting would be next to impossible.
Really not sure what the need of the huge fittings is, since the actual hole in the fitting that oil flows through is only about 7/16".
I can find anything used locally, or on ebay. New is close to $500 at cheap cycle parts so likely way more at the dealer.
I found the cooler and lines off a 2000 that a bike shop is parting out on the other side of the country...still waiting on a price for the parts and shipping from them though.
Since I need one line, I might as well get both....and maybe in the meantime i can go to the local UHaul place and pick up an aftermarket Transmission oil cooler. <Something like this>
I'm pretty sure they're close to the right size, but maybe longer or higher....I'll see if I can make it fit. If I can find one and secure it in there, I should be able to cut the fittings off and attach it with clamps.
They're bigger so might give me more cooling than stock. I can't see it causing it to run too cold though...From what I read the 600's have no issues making lots of heat...
Nobody happens to know someone parting out a 98-2000 600 that might have an oil cooler? Shipping to eastern Canada will be expensive likely, but nowhere close to buying one new.
If anyone knows someone, please PM me their email address or something..