Radiator Hoses

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9/4/2018 8:24 AM

Any one kind better than the other ? 2006 YZ250 Are there any brands to avoid ? Thanks !

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9/4/2018 8:34 AM

Id stay away from the cheap ones on ebay. The ones i got didnt even fit the bike.

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9/4/2018 10:13 AM

kb228 wrote:

Id stay away from the cheap ones on ebay. The ones i got didnt even fit the bike.

queenofthespodes had the same problem. Said they weren't even close to fitting.

Bill- CV4, Nihilo, Moto Hose and Factory Effex(if they still have them) were always good brands.

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9/4/2018 11:55 AM

I havent had an issue with my motohoses

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9/4/2018 12:58 PM

Thanks, went with CV-4's.

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9/5/2018 11:54 AM

kb228 wrote:

Id stay away from the cheap ones on ebay. The ones i got didnt even fit the bike.

Actually not always true. The ebay ones that come from GPI radiators are very good quality. I hate to sound like an “ebay asskisser” but I used a set of CV4 hoses on my old 250f and within 1 season they melted where the hose goes onto the waterpump and caused my bike to overheat mid ride. I used the GPI ones and had no issues at all. Same thickness material and all...

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9/5/2018 12:17 PM

kb228 wrote:

Id stay away from the cheap ones on ebay. The ones i got didnt even fit the bike.

Alec138 wrote:

Actually not always true. The ebay ones that come from GPI radiators are very good quality. I hate to sound like an “ebay ...more

Awesome..... laughing

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9/5/2018 1:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/5/2018 1:13 PM

kb228 wrote:

Id stay away from the cheap ones on ebay. The ones i got didnt even fit the bike.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

queenofthespodes had the same problem. Said they weren't even close to fitting.

Bill- CV4, Nihilo, Moto Hose and Factory ...more

Can confirm. The GPI hoses I bought for my 07 KX250R were way off.. like both length and inside diameter of two of the hoses weren't even close.

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9/11/2018 7:47 AM

kb228 wrote:

Id stay away from the cheap ones on ebay. The ones i got didnt even fit the bike.

Alec138 wrote:

Actually not always true. The ebay ones that come from GPI radiators are very good quality. I hate to sound like an “ebay ...more

Curious ... what pipe was on your 250F and why was it so close to your CV4 silicone hose to melt it?

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USA Silicone Hose manufactures CV4, Samco, Pro Circuit and Moto Hose all use extremely high quality materials to make extremely high quality hoses.

Even a high quality silicone hose that is 1/4 inch from a red hot pipe can burn the outside of the hose after many hours of use. If a high quality silicone hose is touching the red hot pipe it can last about 30-45 minutes. The Stock rubber hoses burn though immediately.

I have seen several different brands of Aftermarket pipes that engineer the pipes bulge chamber to a location moving the glowing red hot header closer to the hose and have caused hose damage. Had to completely change a SX teams hose design to get around their specialty designed SX header.

I went to this riders house to see his race set up and had to modify our OEM shape silicone hose to pull it away from the exhaust.

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Replacement hose after modification.

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