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Changing hoses

Hey guys,
I noticed this year that the bike was running a little hotter with distilled & water wetter mixed. I should say the bike is not overheating & fan is working normally.

Was thinking about changing out the radiator hoses to see if that helps - has anyone had any success with that or would changing hoses be a waste of time? They are original on a 2012 675R. Are there any other benefits to swapping hoses?

Any other suggestions are welcome.

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I didn't notice any drop in temp when I switched to Samco hoses.

I run Water Wetter too and the additive seems to have a pretty short lifespan; when I change it out after 6 months it's no longer pink. Change it often, and make sure you have no air in the system.

I did find a higher pressure radiator cap that lowered temps a bit. You might try that $15 mod before dropping lots more on fancy hoses.
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I didn't notice any drop in temp when I switched to Samco hoses.

I run Water Wetter too and the additive seems to have a pretty short lifespan; when I change it out after 6 months it's no longer pink. Change it often, and make sure you have no air in the system.

I did find a higher pressure radiator cap that lowered temps a bit. You might try that $15 mod before dropping lots more on fancy hoses.
Thanks - do you have a link to one of the radiator caps you're talking about?

Because of winter I have to switch between coolant & distilled, so I'll keep an eye on it next season. I have a feeling I probably skimped a little with the water wetter mixture as well.
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https://www.powersportsuperstore.com...-cap-23psi-red

More isn't better. Add as much as the directions tell you, which for our cooling systems I think is like 2 oz.
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https://www.powersportsuperstore.com...-cap-23psi-red

More isn't better. Add as much as the directions tell you, which for our cooling systems I think is like 2 oz.
Thanks. Yeah I think I double guessed myself as I was watching an STG video using WW pre-mixed and it said it was 50/50 mix.
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Engine Ice

Engine Ice is Better.

It is safe for track usage and cold weather protection.
Change your coolant every 2 years.
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Engine Ice is Better.

It is safe for track usage and cold weather protection.
Change your coolant every 2 years.
If you're talking about Royal Purple then no it isn't. You can't use it on track because it's not supposed to be mixed with just water. You need to mix it with coolant, and at the track, that's a no no.

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