radiator hose


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Skeldog
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL 1100

radiator hose

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Well here I go again. pulled the bike back in the shop and was about to walk away and noticed a fairly fast drip from the lower radiator hose. at least I hope that's what's leaking.I removed it and don't really see any hole but I hope it's not coming from the neck to the tank. anyway. is this likely one I can only get by ordering or if I can find some 1" ID hose at a local parts house ?-there isn't that much bend in it but I figure somebody has been dpown this road before.I have to go to town anyway tomorrow and maybe I'll have a chance to check around.that's pretty small radiator hose and pretty large for heater hose so I don't know if it will be on anybody's shelf



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winguyjo
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Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD

Re: radiator hose

Post by winguyjo »

a pinhole will usually manifest itself as a fine spray. more likely you just had a clamped connection that was not sealing properly. hopefully not a leak from the rad itself.
you can cut both the upper and lower rad hoses from a single napa 7733 or gates 21008 hose. they are just the right shape and it's a common money-saving trick for these bikes.

Skeldog
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Re: radiator hose

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now there is a helpful reply. thanks again

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newday777
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Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: radiator hose

Post by newday777 »

A good list to save for aftermarket parts numbers... Scroll down through for parts for each wing model, the list has specific parts and then followed by wing model and known aftermarket interchange part numbers. Read through the replies too for more replacement parts added to the list by others.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6742

Skeldog
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Re: radiator hose

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that is a great reference. thanks. I saved it



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