Aftermarket water hoses

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Waterbaby, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Been here awhile

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    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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  2. silverdog

    silverdog Been here awhile

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    how come not using oem ktm??
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  3. weed099

    weed099 Been here awhile

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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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  4. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Been here awhile

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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 <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Spain</st1:country-region></st1:place> 2 weeks ago
    So I want to replace all of them as I’m going back to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Morocco</st1:place></st1:country-region> 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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  5. Central Cali Rider

    Central Cali Rider Been here awhile

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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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  6. thugdog

    thugdog Druid Revisionist

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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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  7. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    KTM factory hoses are EPDM rubber , it will turn soft if exposed to any oils inside or out . I replaced all the small hoses on my 950 with silicone rubber hose , I will never touch them again . The hoses from the motor to the radiator are form fitted so I used stock hoses but they are easy to change so I can live with that . I have the small hoses , factory stock if anybody is interested . I will see what all I have and put a price on them . SEYA
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  8. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the info I went with the KTM 13 kit and as you said it was a great fit, time will tell if these hoses are better.
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  9. Balsta

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    Same hoses for SE as for the adv?
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  10. DigiMan

    DigiMan Swedish SOE Rider

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    Samco is Pricey
    $138.24 for the hoses KTM-13
    $55.66 CK KTM-13 (clips)
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  11. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    I just put a set of SAMCO hoses on my Husky and can say that they are very high quality multi ply silicone.

    Have a look at the cross section of one of the hoses and how many ply layers there are:
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  12. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    The above hose is a silicone hose , they last 20 years on heavy trucks and equipment , good stuff . It cost a couple bucks a foot in bulk from a commercial parts house . The oil change chain stores probly dont know what it is . If the engine to radiator hoses are made of the same material they are worth a few bucks because you will never have to deal with them again . The small hoses are standard 5/8 hose so I replaced all mine from bulk at a cost of a couple bucks worth of material . Useing heavy duty clamps that fit the bigger hose cost a couple hours and a bit of cussing but like I said I wont deal with them again . The KTM hose is EPDM rubber which is about the lowest quality hose available short of something from china or india . Extended contact with oil it will turn to jelly . SEYA
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  13. Balsta

    Balsta Been here awhile

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    Are the two hoses for oil between the oilpump and the oiltank included in the "KTM-13" set?
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  14. thugdog

    thugdog Druid Revisionist

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    Nope...coolant loop only...7 pieces...radiator in, radiator out, pump to thermostat, and the four small f-pipe/crossovers: 2 elbows, 2 s-shape.


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