Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200


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Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby Old Fogey » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:06 am



OEM hoses for the GL1000 and GL1100 have been long gone. OEM GL1200 hoses can still be found but they are getting scarce too.

So, about time to come into the 21st Century!

These kits have top quality UK made polyester reinforced 'CUT TO SIZE' SILICONE HOSES and come with real quality Spanish made STAINLESS STEEL CLAMPS - NO RUST or scabby looking zinc plate.

These will be a 'Fit & Forget' part. Probably never to going to need any maintenance and the kits will keep their good looks for ever! Or even longer!

Waiting for new clips. I have decided that the ones I have are not quite right. The kits should be available as of next Friday.

http://www.wingovations.com/radiator-ho ... 4588551403
http://www.wingovations.com/radiator-ho ... 4588559407



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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby Old Fogey » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:01 pm

OK, so, like the conscientious owner you are, you drain the cooling system every other year just like you should.
And before you refill with the anti-freeze mix, you check the condition of the hoses.

I mean, you take them off, remove the cruddy protector springs so that you can examine the outside for cracking; then you carefully check the inside for the deterioration that can and does happen over time.

NO, NO, NO, DON'T LIE TO ME. I KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT!

You just blithely assume because they are not ACTUALLY leaking right now, that all is well with what are, in all probability, the original OEM 30odd year hoses.

So how many other 30odd year odd items that have had 90C hot liquid coursing through them under pressure do you own?

Ever had a washing machine hose go? Bet that wasn't 30 years old!

Ever had a bottom hose let go, and dump slippery anti-freeze mix right under your back tyre? YeeeHaaa, ride'em cowboy! Right into the nearest ditch!


Yes, the answer to all your hose problems is right here. The clamps have arrived and the kits are ready to go.

By the way, I have also sourced some amazing BLACK stainless steel clamps. This may be more to your taste, but they will be to special order. Pictures when they arrive.
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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:40 pm

OK, black clamps are now here, just one set for evaluation. See what you think.
These are totally stainless steel (band, bridge and screw) with a matt black coating developed for an Italian motorcycle company.

Oh yeah, they are expensive. They will add about $9 to the set, without one penny piece extra profit.

This set of 1200 hoses has been dulled down for someone who didn't like the shiny new ones. All I did was go over them with a fine grain Scotch pad and it did the job nicely.

But trust me, the rest are getting sold shiny; you can do the dulling down bit if you feel they need it! ;)

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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby moneypit » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:28 am

I think I will go to NAPA and buy a NBH 7733 hose for $ 5.00 this hose is both hoses in one lay the old hoses on the new hose mark where it needs to be cut and cut it you will have both upper and lower rad hoses, buy 4 stainless hose clamps and your done. Your about $ 55.00 ahead.

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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby moneypit » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:29 am

That NAPA hose NBH 7733 is for the 1100 ...

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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby Old Fogey » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:00 pm

Well, Grand Haven NAPA near you doesn't stock this hose, the one at 13.49 plus your Mi 6% tax = $14.29, so you have made one journey to order, and then next day you have to go back again.
The stainless clamps you can probably also get from Napa.
Then you have to go home and cut it in the correct place.
Then you have the usual, well documented problem of this hose leaking.
Oh Well!
(I guess you could get a $5 hose....the salvage yard would have a few I'm sure, complete with used clamps, for that amount :D ).

Our hoses are top quality Silicone hoses..silicone hose doesn't come cheap, but it is a fit and forget purchase as it is unaffected by modern coolants which can and do cause the interior of the normal hose to deteriorate.
The clamps I have sourced are again top quality. Ask anyone who has bought from us and they will tell you we don't scrimp on the quality of our products. The price also includes proper packaging and shipping from the UK. Not your fault that we are so far away, I understand that.

You also have to remember that NAPA doesn't exist outside the States. We supply all over the world, and in many places they don't have ANY kind of auto spares outlets close by.
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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby moneypit » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:56 am

Well I seem to have hit a nerve sorry about that . Because NAPA has stores all over the U S they can have any out of stock part by 2:00 pm today so that's not a problem. The parts they sell are including rad hoses top quality the same hoses as anyone would run on there cars ( FOREVER ) with modern day coolants So living here in the U S is awesome because I can change the hoses on my wing for $15.00 + -.

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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby Old Fogey » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:33 am

No, no nerve damage!
I just wondered about both the price and availability after your post, so I did some homework using you and your location and that is what I came up with.
I also felt that some explanation of our price was in order. Yes, not the cheapest way to fix a hose problem, I'm aware of that, but I wasn't looking to do it the cheapest way, just the best.
And I'm not knocking the quality of NAPA's stuff either but all the Wing forums have documented leaks from the cut hose. There's a thread on NGW right now about it.
And yeah, living over there would be awesome, which is why I've tried for the last four years to find a way to move there. But your Gov doesn't want me too! :(
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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby moneypit » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:07 pm

where do the NAPA hoses leak at. I used the factory protective covers and basic SS clamps. No leaks here just wondering what's up with the leaks.

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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby Old Fogey » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:00 pm

I've been doing hose kits for a while now but to be honest, although the hoses I supplied were great quality, I was never very happy with the shiny exterior. Somehow it just didn't sit right with 30-40 year old bikes.
I now have a supplier in the Netherlands who manufacturers silicone hoses that look much more OEM. Due to the shipping they are costing me a little more, but I think it's well worth the extra cost. I am NOT passing this on to the customers.

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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby Allan10 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:54 am

Hi Im trying to get prices have a gl1100, seems like I can't get into the websit. Thanks allan10

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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby spiralout » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:56 am

Allan10 wrote:Hi Im trying to get prices have a gl1100, seems like I can't get into the websit. Thanks allan10

They're $63-72 bucks inc shipping, depending on which clamps you want. Being Wingovations, they're probably the best you could use, but still, that's pretty spendy

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Re: Radiator hose sets GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

Postby Old Fogey » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:34 pm

The problem must be at your end. If I click the link in the last post it goes straight to the page.


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