Honda VF1000 Owners Forum Owners Forum => In the Shed => Topic started by: yorkyfj on August 11, 2017, 08:32:59 am

Title: Radiator hoses.
Post by: yorkyfj on August 11, 2017, 08:32:59 am
Having been laid low by a snapped water pump bolt, I'm doing a few other jobs and want to replace all the knackered / rock hard hoses. Is there anywhere that does silicone kits for 1000ff's ? Otherwise I assume it's CMSNL or David Silver for standard ones ?
Title: Re: Radiator hoses.
Post by: bif on August 20, 2017, 08:42:53 am
I'm not aware of anyone offering a kit that is specific to the VF,there are however plenty of suppliers on eBay that have just about every bend and size combination imaginable.
For example,on the 500 I am working on I ended up with a mismatch between the water pipes on the heads (16mm) and the later model thermostat housing(19mm).
Just to complicate matters there is a 90 degree bend in the pipe after it exits the thermostat housing,BUT I found silicon pipes with 90 bend that stepped from 19mm down to 16mm.
With a bit of time and plenty of Aluminium tube to replace the straight sections,who knows,maybe you will be offering a kit here on the Forum.
Regards Bif