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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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