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whiplash

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cooling system hoses
« on: October 01, 2017, 17:22:11 »
I have 2008 varadero. Noticed the other day coolant on the skid plate and floor.  Traced the problem back to a small 5" hose running from the stat to the the front cylinder head.  Called Honda, they inform me that hose (along with the rest of them) are discontinued. They suggest ebay. Of course i couldn't find anything.  Has anyone else had this problem? I tightened the clamps which stopped the leak, but the hose looked a little worse for wear an I'd like to replace it.

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Re: cooling system hoses
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 17:49:41 »

https://www.bike-parts-honda.com/pieces-honda-detail-16293-17MBT7S1-XL1000V8-2008-E__1700-XL+1000+VARADERO.html

Shows the part to be "19528-MBT-000"

A quick search with google or Yahoo show plenty of people still claiming to be able to supply this part.

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Re: cooling system hoses
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 07:41:35 »
Look a little closer. I tried those sites. They source from honda direct. They indicate "contact". Which means "they no got".

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Re: cooling system hoses
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 16:18:56 »
27.50 Euros for shipping to Canada, more than 3 times the price of the hose!

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Re: cooling system hoses
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 00:25:44 »

At the end of the day its just a hose.

Find a friendly shop (car, bike, tractor or ? ) with a bit parts store, take to old one in and ask them if they have anything similar.


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Re: cooling system hoses
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 10:33:18 »
You can use whatever hose with the right dimensions in thickness and diameter.
Use a heat gun to curve it like you would.