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When, or DO, you replace the rubber hoses?

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When had my airbox off there were two rubber tubes attached to some device that was screwed onto the airbox. I noticed the rubber was starting to crack and started looking at the rest of the hoses. None are really bad, but there are signs they getting old.

I squeezed the coolant hose and it didn't crack or make any noises, it seemed fine, but the some of the others are looking like they're on the way out.
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I just had this problem with my guzzi. Let me tell you, that was fun. For the most part (with a few exceptions of certin bikes) if its not fuel, coolent, or oil don't worry about it.
From everything I've seen coolant hoses seem to last for a good amount of time compaired to other hoses (hence I used one off of a GMC 2.5L for the oil line on the guzzi) But I have seen a few go out. Mainly on older, higher milage vehicles. It's not really something you'd find on a newer bike.......unless the hose was defective.
You know, it always amazes me how you can get in depth about some of the smallest things. Like the subject of oil. You can go all day on that one. :leaving:

Anyhow, your right, a hose is a hose. But the PM is a LOT cheaper milling a warped head.

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