Silicone Radiator Hoses


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Silicone Radiator Hoses

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I am looking at replacing the timing belts on our 2 GL1500's & was looking for parts. I figure I will need the belts, & possibly the tensioners. While I have all of the parts out I figured I would go ahead & change the thermostat & radiator hoses. I found some silicone hoses on eBay & was wondering if anyone else has tried them, or if I should stay away from them? Anyone have any thoughts on this???

Here are the hoses I was looking at:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/392864895127?_ ... %3A2047675


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Re: Silicone Radiator Hoses

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Are the stock hoses no longer available?
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Re: Silicone Radiator Hoses

Post by dingdong »

It seems the jury is still out on silicone radiator hoses. Searching for answers is like discussing motor oils. Here is a comparison.
https://floorjacked.com/rubber-vs-silic ... re-better/
Personally I will stick to conventional reinforced rubber.
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