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Offline turtle

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Radiator Hose Replacement?
on: 30 July, 2021, 06:06:08 PM
My bike is a 2011 Tiger 1050 SE with 41k miles.  Rad hoses are originals.  I suppose I should bite the bullet and replace them, but wanted to get the collective's experience first.  Has anyone actually had one fail with age?  How many are still running an old Mk1 bike with originals?  TIA.
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Re: Radiator Hose Replacement?
Reply #1 on: 30 July, 2021, 06:28:36 PM
*Originally Posted by turtle [+]
My bike is a 2011 Tiger 1050 SE with 41k miles.  Rad hoses are originals.  I suppose I should bite the bullet and replace them, but wanted to get the collective's experience first.  Has anyone actually had one fail with age?  How many are still running an old Mk1 bike with originals?  TIA.
No worries mate! Never heard of them fail due to age. The same hoses on my 2008 Sprint ST 1050 are in excellent shape after 50.000 miles.
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Re: Radiator Hose Replacement?
Reply #2 on: 30 July, 2021, 06:33:51 PM
My 2009 is running fine and hoses look and feel flexible, no sign of perishing. I also considered changing them but burping the system after the refill is not worth the travail. Radiators leak before hoses fail, it seems.

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Re: Radiator Hose Replacement?
Reply #3 on: 30 July, 2021, 07:00:03 PM
07 here, original hoses.

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Re: Radiator Hose Replacement?
Reply #4 on: 31 July, 2021, 05:55:18 AM
Not on a 1050, but a few years back had 2 hoses fail in quick succession on my 955 Tiger. Think this was 2016 and it was a 2003 bike, so 13 years old then. Both hoses failed under the hose clips shortly after I changed the coolant. One was the long hose off the pump to the rad which I did take off to drain, so could have been the action of removing it that caused it to fail, but the other was one of the short ones I didnt go near.
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Re: Radiator Hose Replacement?
Reply #5 on: 31 July, 2021, 03:14:34 PM
just replaced the top hose on my 200k mile 07. It got a pinhole leak from rubbing on the head at the bend. New one is longer to prevent that. All others are still original. T stat and cap too.

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Re: Radiator Hose Replacement?
Reply #6 on: 31 July, 2021, 10:51:56 PM
I have a 2012with 32,000 km,

rubber degrades with time,

bike is 10 years old, but the manufacture of the oem hoses was likely much more…

My hoses were hard and discoloured  :110:

Planning a big ride soon, so ordered the 3 main thick hoses from fowlers UK and glad I replaced them!

I have posted photos and part numbers on a post, if you do a search “coolant hose replacement”    :152:

It is located:

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Coolant radiator hoses replacement
Last Edit: 31 July, 2021, 10:57:40 PM by Zevk
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Re: Radiator Hose Replacement?
Reply #7 on: 02 August, 2021, 06:45:40 PM
Thanks for the replies.  Think I'll keep going for a while at least.  Zevk, good post & info when I decide to change.

Interested to see this discussion continue ...
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Re: Radiator Hose Replacement?
Reply #8 on: 02 August, 2021, 07:42:58 PM
While looking for hoses for my Sprint, I came across AS3 Performance who seem to list every Triumph triple apart from a 1050 Tiger.

https://www.as3performance.co.uk/triumph-parts/?sort=alphaasc&page=1

Seems like a good price for a set of hoses, I might even get some for the Sprint next coolant change as they'll be getting on for 13 years old this year.
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Re: Radiator Hose Replacement?
Reply #9 on: 03 August, 2021, 03:34:27 PM
Looks like besides buying used Samco now is the time, 10% off.  https://www.motodracing.com/samco

If your looking for one hose may have it laying around. The ones that came off never tossed them.
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