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Anybody ever replaced all the coolant hoses ?

No idea how old mine are, (they might be original).

would like to change them, to be sure none are going to burst whilst im out and about this year

Dread going to a honda dealer to get prices :eek:

thinking of taking all the removed hoses to an aftermarket hose specialist and seeing if i can get close enough in silicone (like samco).
 

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i could get them in blue :D
 

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ALSO according to the blurb :

Advantages of Silicone Hoses

Silicone hoses offer the best looks and performance. Silicone hoses operate at a much higher temperature and pressure than other rubbers, they don't perish.
 

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Hey Anton - this is something I've been pondering on as well due to the age of the OE hoses.

One company I came across was SFS Performance, who do specific bike kits, and are looking to broaden their range.

Might be worth seeing what their minimum run is for a custom fit AT set of hoses........
 

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Anybody ever replaced all the coolant hoses ?

No idea how old mine are, (they might be original).

would like to change them, to be sure none are going to burst whilst im out and about this year

Dread going to a honda dealer to get prices :eek:

thinking of taking all the removed hoses to an aftermarket hose specialist and seeing if i can get close enough in silicone (like samco).

Got some radiator / coolant hose for my mate to do all the hoses on his wr200 (which has 2 rads). Got it from Cornwall hose and Hydraulics £7 per metre + vat


WWW.hoseandhydraulicsgroup.co.uk
Tel 01209 313594
 

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jason - thx for reply, but i missed it doh.

ended up buying various hoses from a silicone hose shop. Gone for wire reinforced flexible hoses mainly, as it was then dead easy to cut slightly overlength and bend and twist the new tubes to fit.

Had to dissmantle most of the bike to do it tho :bom: hardest section was the tube that runs from/to the water pump to the front cylinder - remove all bodywork, crash bars, grill, rads etc + move oil cooler out way, + remove some engine mounting plates.

Now its done it looks great, and the new hoses are a LOT stronger than the old ones.

None of the old hoses lookes like they were terminal, but they felt quite flimsey compared to the new stuff. As i said - old hoses could have been original (1990 bike) so glad ive done it.

Topped up with new coolant and distilled water - just got to run it tomorrow and check for any leaks and trapped air. Will get some pics up soon.
 

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Re: coolant hoses costs original or silicone NOW WITH PICS ?

Some pics of the finished job - no leaks :D





 

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I need the details Anton. Don't want them in blue though - do they do black and white stripes?:D
 

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All hoses were purchased off ebay. I had to buy in 1 or 2 mtr lengths then cut off what i needed (probably cost about £100 initially - think if you shop around you could get it cheaper).

The smaller diameter hoses are thick walled so they dont distort.

The larger hoses are all 3 ply with wire reinforcement.

You need to take your old hoses off to check sizes required for inner diameter of pipes.

I will try to see if ive still got the sizes anywhere.

Once id fitted everything, i just resold the offcuts back onto ebay to get some of the money back :thumb:

Theyve been on for a while, and still no leaks :D



That looks really smart! How much were the hoses?
 

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see above chris.

No zebra stripes, but i think i have seen black and white cammo pattern - but a bit pricey - samco only i think.



I need the details Anton. Don't want them in blue though - do they do black and white stripes?:D
 

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Very impressive indeed, how long did it take to strip down the bike to carry out such an operation?
Just taking the rad covers off mine took ages but I'm still getting used to where all the bits & bobs hide.
The price of your sillicone pipes doesn't seem to expensive compared to oe Honda parts.
I'll be considering this conversion in the future thanks for sharing this info.
 
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