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Old 12-16-2013, 03:57 PM   #16
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since we are talking about it...

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Old 12-16-2013, 04:08 PM   #17
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just take your hose to the auto store and look for the same bend.
if you find one that is the same than, that be yo new hose just put the old one out on the corner. I have done this many times and have had good luck with it, most of the time you will need to cut it down.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #18
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just take your hose to the auto store and look for the same bend.
if you find one that is the same than, that be yo new hose just put the old one out on the corner. I have done this many times and have had good luck with it, most of the time you will need to cut it down.
Good idea!
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:07 PM   #19
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While you are at it, I would upgrade the thermostat switch. 2 years ago I redid all my hoses to the Samco and upgraded the switch (so fan comes on sooner) and haven't had any issues. I also now do my water pump about every 20,000 miles and carry a spare kit in my tool kit when I'm on a long trip. (My bike is a 950 SM )

I think doing just one doesn't do too much, but both made some improvement.

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From KTM Twins:

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-...rmostat-switch

This thermostat switch is a direct replacement switch for all the KTMs in our line up. It starts the cooling fan at 88C/190.4F instead of the stock 105C/221F.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #20
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Regarding cooler thermo switch...

And after you purchase the new cooler thermo switch, wrap the old one in your under seat compartment as those switches do go bad. Otherwise you'll have to stuff wire between the contacts to activate the fan permanently until you get to your destination.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:22 PM   #21
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Sure, hose is hose.

Don't bother with those expensive hose clamps either, you can just wire them on.


Looks like you got all of my intended responses.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #22
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And after you purchase the new cooler thermo switch, wrap the old one in your under seat compartment as those switches do go bad. Otherwise you'll have to stuff wire between the contacts to activate the fan permanently until you get to your destination.
Yup, exactly what I did/do when I upgrade stuff like that. I had to get a new radiator, which came with the OEM switch fitted, so I now have 2 of the OEM switches, I keep the brand new one in my bag of tricks.
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