Water Hoses

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  1. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Can you just use automobile heater hose instead of the $100 shit? :lol3
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  2. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Seventy five people and not one smart ass answer?

    I don't see why heater hose won't work.
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  3. buzybraza

    buzybraza Been here awhile

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    Regular automotive radiator water hoses are fine, except for the bends unique to each model of car or motorcycle. If you can make it work without any kinks that would hurt the flow, it's all golden!!!

    In my case I prefer to save the hassle and experiments. I used samco silicone hoses and the clamps that came with the kit.
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  4. Zuber

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    Sure, hose is hose.

    Don't bother with those expensive hose clamps either, you can just wire them on.
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    buzybraza Been here awhile

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    There you go, now you got your smart ass answer you were searching for...:rofl
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    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Been bitten in the ass too many times trying to save a buck.... Its not worth it... And also you cant own a Ferrari and expect parts to be the same price as a dodge neon...:deal
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  7. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Yeah it would kink, I know but shit 100 dollarsÂ…...
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    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    :lol3
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    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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  10. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Why use wire to keep the hoses on, when you could use zip ties or super glue.:evil
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  12. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    I already have the hose clamps.:lol3
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    rustytigwire Been here awhile

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    Silicone hoses. Shouldn't you use silicone sealer? Super glue would restrict maintenance removal and make the clamps all sticky.......
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  14. ADVill

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    This one time at band camp I got super glue on my hands when i was wanting some lube...
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  15. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    So your rubber hose got stuck?
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    just take your hose to the auto store and look for the same bend.
    if you find one that is the same than, that be yo new hose just put the old one out on the corner.:freaky I have done this many times and have had good luck with it, most of the time you will need to cut it down.
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  18. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Good idea!
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  19. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    While you are at it, I would upgrade the thermostat switch. 2 years ago I redid all my hoses to the Samco and upgraded the switch (so fan comes on sooner) and haven't had any issues. I also now do my water pump about every 20,000 miles and carry a spare kit in my tool kit when I'm on a long trip. (My bike is a 950 SM )

    I think doing just one doesn't do too much, but both made some improvement.

    Linky:

    From KTM Twins:

    http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-690-rc8-thermostat-switch

    This thermostat switch is a direct replacement switch for all the KTMs in our line up. It starts the cooling fan at 88C/190.4F instead of the stock 105C/221F.
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  20. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    And after you purchase the new cooler thermo switch, wrap the old one in your under seat compartment as those switches do go bad. Otherwise you'll have to stuff wire between the contacts to activate the fan permanently until you get to your destination.
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