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Old 08-21-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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Aftermarket water hoses

I have had a second water hose go on my 03 950 so I have decided to replace
All the hoses with Samco ones, they are on back order for 3 weeks, one more to go, I was just wondering if anybody else has/is using them and what you think of them ,good/bad.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:44 AM   #2
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how come not using oem ktm??
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:11 AM   #3
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I am interested in if the Samcos are worth the money. I have not had any problems with my factory hoses, but it is time to replace the waterpump for the second time. Living in Georgia its been around 100 degrees this summer and I was more looking for anything to aid in keeping the temp lower.
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #4
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About 3 months ago I had one of the small hoses go under the carbs I replaced
That with a KTM hose. My second hose went when I was in Spain 2 weeks ago
So I want to replace all of them as Im going back to Morocco in March 2011
I normally use OE but I wanted to fit and forget as some of the hoses are a right pain to get to and Samco hoses are meant to be better then standard for flow and stronger
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:07 PM   #5
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If you search Samco , you will find some info. I know I read once where the bends were not quite right. I was thinking of also "upgrading" as a hose can ruin a trip...
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:55 PM   #6
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My two centavos: Avoid Samco's KTM-12 kit, because it won't fit an "off-the-shelf" LC8 bike. Go with their KTM-13 kit regardless of model or year 950/990.

Their kit for the 950 was dimenshioned for someone with a handmade radiator, and will prove impossible to fit typical 950 bikes. I learned this after well over a year going back-n-forth with Samco supplier, who eventually made good swapping KTM-12 for a KTM-13 kit. I am happy with the effortless fit and function of their KTM-13 kit on my 2004 KTM 950S. Avoid KTM-12 kit! The extra two pieces in its 9-pc are just the overflow tank tubing. The 7-pc KTM-13 is fine. Also you may prefer to source the hose clamps elsewhere, as Samco's were junk. I prefer smooth inside, with rolled-edge, stainless, like those from ABA in Sweden...best worm clamps!
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