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Old 09-13-2012, 01:33 AM
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Mt Wee is now beyond the point where it needs to have the coolant hoses replaced. I have googled silicone hose kits to no avail. I found a site that offers universal hoses but there are 2 issues with this. First, I don't know my hose I.D. size. Secondly, I'm not sure if I can make their generic bends work without causing a kink. Are you Wee owners using OEM hoses or have you found better hoses?
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I'm traveling and don't have access to my manual. Is there an interval that the factory recommends replacement? I ask because I sold my k75s after 17 years without replacing any coolant hoses. In any case if it were me I would go OEM.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:44 PM
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The manual says four years, but that's nuts.
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Has anyone ever reported a hose failure or even a hose getting soft or beginning to delaminate? I can't recall any.
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I'm not aware of anyone experiencing premature hose failures, but that may be cuz it's rare. And yes, I thought 4 years per the manual was a bit over the top. However, since my bike is approaching 8 years old, I thought it might be cheap insurance to go ahead and install new hoses to be done with it and have some peace of mind. Since I am about to go thru the bike maintenance wise, along with many new parts, I thought it would be a good time to change hoses.
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Has anyone ever reported a hose failure or even a hose getting soft or beginning to delaminate? I can't recall any.
well, I am getting to the age I should consider that it might happen....
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My 04 Wee has the original hose and they still look good and feel supple. It's got 46K miles on it.
My 01 4 Runner has 190K miles and the hoses are still original and don't appear to need replacing.
Works fine, lasts a long time.
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I would check with Black Lab.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:56 AM
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Stick with Suzuki hoses if inspection indicates a need for replacement. They have the proper bends. For some reason, the thread title has been a real attraction to spammers.
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My hoses were sound, but I replaced them and the seals which are used to attach them to the motor, when I noticed a leak in there.
The seals were pretty much liquified. I upgraded the clamps while I was at it.

It can be done without removing anything.
A concern was losing the recessed seal shrapnel into the motor,but it had to be done as I had lost integrity of the coolant system which could lead to motor damage.
I havent seen or smelled lost coolant since I replaced the seals and the bike has seemed to run cooler- 2 bars on cool days
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