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post #1 of 9 Old 05-30-17, 15:25 Thread Starter
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PSA: Coolant Hose Clamps

Even if you have Triumph's supposedly "new and improved" coolant hose clamps like I do on my '15 675R, they aren't. Either stick with the worm drive style or Oetiker clamps. An hour into our 6-hour endurance race yesterday, one of the hoses popped off on the front straight and ended our race with a highside. Rider walked away, fortunately.

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Thanks for the tip! I'll have have the same kind of clamp I'll change them out before the next track day.

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That's some scary crap right there. Jeez...Glad the rider was ok.
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Wow, sorry to hear that. Glad the rider is ok and hope the bike just got a little mud in it. I just went through dumping my coolant for water wetter, now I've got to do it again! Thanks for the head's up.
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BTW, those titanium headers still look sexy covered in mud!
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hope the bike just got a little mud in it
A bit more than that but it's all fixable. All in all, pretty lucky considering the speed involved.
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That's really unlucky, those clamps actually do seem to fit very tight, I replaced that exact clamp on mine with a worm drive clamp purely because I couldn't get it back on there properly with my tools.
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That's really unlucky, those clamps actually do seem to fit very tight, I replaced that exact clamp on mine with a worm drive clamp purely because I couldn't get it back on there properly with my tools.
Just another PSA on worm clamps. You need to run a safety wire across the flat in the screw and tie it back to the other side. I had a worm gear back off of my exhaust protector last weekend and it came off. And it was really tight!
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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.

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