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Fatboy2V-rod 06-04-2019 03:47 PM

Top radiator hose
 
Hey guys, noticed a very slight leak where the top radiator hose on 03 connects to the steel pipe that runs along the frame just below the air box. Is that a heat shrink clamp holding it on and how difficult is it to replace yourself versus the dealer. Any information would be appreciated.

I am also looking for a used ignition switch with key/keys if anyone has one. Mine is locking up. Took it apart and lubed it up but stuck again on 2nd ride. Thanks

JJrod 06-04-2019 04:57 PM

The shrink hose clamp is made by gates and is available through NAPA AUTO PARTS.
It does require removing the hose to replace.
Several members just end up putting a regular worm hose clamp over it without making all the mess. I answered your key question in your other post

RustyG 06-04-2019 07:29 PM

Try hitting it with a heat gun. If that fails use a worm gear clamp like most.

Fatboy2V-rod 06-05-2019 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RustyG (Post 4741139)
Try hitting it with a heat gun. If that fails use a worm gear clamp like most.

So youíre saying to heat the existing clamp or put a hose clamp around the existing clamp right? Iíll give it a try. Thanks

RustyG 06-05-2019 06:53 PM

Just be careful with the heat gun. Power Coating just may melt.

rbabos 06-06-2019 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fatboy2V-rod (Post 4741181)
So youíre saying to heat the existing clamp or put a hose clamp around the existing clamp right? Iíll give it a try. Thanks

Entirely possible it will snug up a bit more with heat.
Ron

pecee 06-06-2019 02:51 PM

the clamp that holds the two steel pipes to the head has been known to wear a hole in the pipe closest to the head,i suggest thats more likely the culprit.i always remove and toss that clamp.

Fatboy2V-rod 06-06-2019 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pecee (Post 4741223)
the clamp that holds the two steel pipes to the head has been known to wear a hole in the pipe closest to the head,i suggest thats more likely the culprit.i always remove and toss that clamp.

Iíll check that as well. Thanks guys!

shaunm4639 06-06-2019 10:42 PM

Good grief what a dumb idea... I really dislike heat shrink wrap for clamps on hoses that get hot and cold. I had a few that leaked. I tried heating and worm gear clamping the old shrink clamps to no avail.

shaunm4639 06-06-2019 10:44 PM

Do yourself a favor and gingerly cut and peel the gates shrink clamps off and install regular hose clamps.

shaunm4639 06-06-2019 10:48 PM

I had to remove my battery and battery tray for access to one of them. You could look up ronnies h-d and order the clamps that are already on other places on your bike so the clampy clampettes are all pretty and blend in vs looking like a cheap rusty pos.

RustyG 06-07-2019 06:54 PM

MY 2007 with 150,000 miles still has the original Gates clamps in fine condition. No leaks ever.

rbabos 06-08-2019 07:53 AM

Shrink clamps are far superior to regular hose clamp. The offer constant clamping pressure where as regular you need to periodically snug them up as the hose takes a compression set. As with anything , they need to be correctly installed.
Ron

darendt 06-14-2019 01:42 PM

I replaced all of my hoses with Samco sport hoses and clamps. Nice upgrade. They make a kit for vrod. You. An get them in colors as well.

shaunm4639 06-14-2019 04:53 PM

Wow nice lookin Samco upgrade!


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