I measured these hoses and they appear to be just regular 3/4” id radiator hose- gates or equiv. I’m replacing mine soon because I’m doing a coolant change out and my fan switch was bad so I’m gonna replace some of these hoses while I’m in there they look like they’re tough to get out but I’m gonna do it anyway if anyone needs extra hose let me know I have 6 feet of the stuff I can send you enough to make to connect your hoses for bucks ea plus shipping. No need to spend 25 or 30 bucks each from the Steeler ship same thing with temps which you can just get one that meets the spec for about 10 or 15 bucks on Amazon.2009 DL1000. The front cylinder connector hose split. part number 6 in the cooling diagrams, it's the small maybe 2 inch long hose that goes from the thermostat assembly to the front cylinder. Was able to reach in from the left side and remove the split hose but am not able to install the new hose, there just isn't enough room to work with because of my big hands.
Short of removing the rear throttle assembly, anyone have any ideas? I thought of putting an ad in the local paper to find a mechanically inclined 6 year old with small hands, but thought I'd ask here first.
My last resort is to trailer it to the stealership and have them do it.