Join Date: May 2007
Thanked 21 Times in 14 Posts
I've gone through so many issues with melting hoses and broken clamps on this bike... I removed all the squeeze clamps because of the above reasons and replaced them with very nice worm drive clamps. I had one of those snap in half on me. The only times I've ever crashed this bike have been because of coolant/water on the tire from a hose or a clamp failure. It makes it hard to ride it confidently. One was a bad highside that crashed me out of the lead, got lucky enough to just have a wicked bruise on my leg from that one; can't believe I didn't get run over. I am pretty over all the failures. I am hoping that Samco hoses and Oetiker clamps will solve this issue once and for all.
2017 MRA Thunderbike Class Champion
XL3 Rigging, Rider's Discount, Imperial Sportbikes, Un!nk Printworks
2015 Triumph D675