Radiator hose kits $60 vs $320 (?)

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  1. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    I've seen two hose kits for my LC4 -- one is advertised around $320, another can be found on Flea Bay for $60.

    Has anyone used the $60 kit for an extended period of time? Do they last? I don't need hoses this is strictly aesthetic, so the $320+ set is a no-go. I've used $60 kits on my two-strokes before and they hold up well. My LC4 runs a lot hotter than my old RM125.

    $60 kit:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/120757805776 (sorry can't find a permalink))

    $320 moose kit
    https://www.denniskirk.com/273973.sku?utm_source=pricegrabber&utm_medium=cse

    What is the difference between the kits other than brand name recognition/reputation?
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  2. Hipster

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    I bought the ASI Silicon hose kit from ebay for my 640e, after +2 years they still look good. Make sure you buy hose clamps made for Silicon hoses, as standard hose clamps can cut into the softer Silicone material.
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  3. Queen of Spades

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    How much was your ASI kit? Not finding them on Ebay unless you're talking about the $60 it above.
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  5. Queen of Spades

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    What color did you get? Have any pics of your bike with the ASI hoses? Thinking about the orange ones..
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  6. Hipster

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    I actually ordered blue hoses. I have since sold the bike but, here's a photo though it doesn't really show the hoses all that well.

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  7. Queen of Spades

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    Does anyone know if MotoHose makes a kit for the LC4? They are US based and make everything in house (not china). I looked on their website - no luck.
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