Tech – Love Jugs Install (Intro)

Love Jugs

Love Jugs says its two-fan device will drop engine temperature of a Harley-Davidson by 100 degrees in four minutes. We put that claim to the test in our Love Jugs install and review.

Intro by Tyler Greenblatt/Photos by Chelsea Maida

The first time I heard of Love Jugs I thought it was the title of a porn movie. Okay, so maybe I shouldn’t have told you that. But what I should definitely tell you is that a set of Love Jugs fans provide extreme cooling power directly to your Harley’s combustion chamber and exhaust valve area. For this added charge of coolness, we installed the original Love Jugs Slots system (#SD-320/$399) on our 2006 Road King. Practically, we all know that increasing air flow over an air-cooled engine will lower its overall temperature. Your front cylinder runs hotter than the rear because it’s mostly getting the hot air flowing from the front cylinder. Of course, there’s no air flowing over the whole engine when you’re sitting in traffic on a hot day.

Love Jugs achieves its massive cooling potential by flowing 504 CFM of air from a pair of electric fans (252 each) directly to where it’s needed most, whether the engine is sitting at idle or out on the open highway. Love Jugs are available in a chrome or black powdercoat finish and are made entirely from aircraft-grade stainless steel. The outdoor-rated electric fans are entirely waterproof to the degree that they can actually run underwater. This may seem like overkill to the casual rider, but long-distance riders know how important weatherproof equipment is.

In addition to a cooler top end, Love Jugs, by default, also keeps a Harley’s oil much cooler as well. Cooler, more viscous oil leads to a longer-lasting engine and less wear and tear.

Several different Love Jugs designs are available, as well as vibration dampening options, and come with everything you need for the installation. All Love Jugs models will fit 98 percent of all Harley-Davidsons ever made as long as there’s a horn mount on the left side of the engine. Love Jugs makes some pretty hefty claims about its product, so we decided to do our own test, conducted by Editor Chris, as we reported in an earlier issue and have included in this article in an accompanying sidebar. If you’ve been looking for a way to improve the cooling of your Harley-Davidson, check out the step-by-step install to see exactly how to make that happen!

Love Jugs installation

Using a 1/2″ deep socket, remove the acorn not that holds the stock horn to the bike. Then pull the horn from its ribber vibration isolator.

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SOURCES

Love Jugs

Love-Jugs.com

For phone contact, e-mail your number to info@love-jugs.com.

 

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Love Jugs nameplate

We installed the chrome Love Jugs nameplate assembly to the stock horn bracket using some blue Loctite and a 1/2″ socket.

 

WIN THIS HARLEY! Dennis Kirk Sweepstakes Update IV

This 2009 Fat Boy came to us relatively bone stock and ready to revamp. Now, it leaves our hands a new bike, ready to be ridden by it's a new owner, who can be you!

This 2009 Fat Boy came to us relatively bone stock and ready to revamp. Now, it leaves our hands a new bike, ready to be ridden by it’s a new owner, which can be you!

Centuries of poets, bards, and musicians have long serenaded the masses with the wonders of the world shaking the cold of winter and embracing a rebirth in spring and summer. So, too, are we excited for the changing weather, albeit with less pretty wordification. As we move into the riding season for much of the country, our American Iron Garage Spring issue is in still circulating the newsstands, and Summer will be hitting the shelves at the end of May. There’s still much to be seen on our Dennis Kirk/American Iron Magazine giveaway Fat Boy, with the upcoming issues of AIG rife with installs and how-to guides, and there’s plenty of time for you to enter to win. Head over to Greaserag.com to order any and all back issues of AIG, and keep your eyes peeled for these Fat Boy installs, as well as many others, in the our Summer issue.

We got our hands around some Love Jugs Cool Masters, a pair of external cooling fans that promote efficient air flow over those hot twins while crawling through traffic. It was a fairly straightforward install, and we were even able to complete a Klock Werks project from Spring that required an ignition relocation. The exhaust system also received some TLC in the form of blacked-out 2-into-1 Freedom Exhaust Outlaws, and we noted some tips and tricks to get through this install properly. Lastly, we cleaned up the stock coil and hanging wires with an ACCEL Stealth SuperCoil install, a project that might sound daunting but was actually finished with relative ease. The winner of this sweepstakes will surely be a happy new owner.

The Love Jugs assembly mounted right onto the left side of the Fat Boy, where the horn used to be. Who needs that thing, anyway? (To be relocated!)

The Love Jugs assembly mounted right onto the left side of the Fat Boy, where the horn used to be. Who needs that thing, anyway? (To be relocated!)

Love Jugs Cool Masters will keep the future owner's skivvies a little drier this summer.

Love Jugs Cool Masters will keep the future owner’s skivvies a little drier this summer. Notice the Klock Werks ignition relocation mount, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And how can that new owner be you? Be sure to check out our Summer (On sale 5/31) issue to get a peep into the American Iron ossuaries where all the handiwork gets did, and purchase the coming issues to follow along with in-depth articles and close-up photos of the modifications. And how can this Fat Boy be yours? Subscribe to American Iron Magazine(877.693.3572) and you are automatically entered to win. So subscribe today. Or, you can enter with no purchase necessary at denniskirk.com.

Dangling wires be gone, this stock coil setup hits the bricks.

Dangling wires be gone, this stock coil setup hits the bricks.

Off comes the incumbent exhausts! Impeach!

Off comes the incumbent exhausts! Impeach!

Notice anything different? ACCEL Stealth SuperCoils clean up the left side reaaal nice.

Notice anything different? ACCEL Stealth SuperCoils clean up the left side reaaal nice.

On goes the Outlaws. Draw!

On goes the Outlaws. Draw!

Love Jugs

317-36-04 Love Jugs

The patented Love Jugs engine cooling system for Harley-Davidson engines reduces operating temperatures. Simple to install, the cooling system looks stock and features durable, 100 percent waterproof fan bodies that are manufactured from aircraft-quality stainless steel and a polished chrome finish. The system, complete with a 100 percent money-back guarantee, is available for $319 if you purchase it from the company web site. Info: Love Jugs, Love-Jugs.com.