Fixing a melted hose


5 replies to this topic
  • B-Rock

Posted October 12, 2006 - 11:50 AM

#1

I have no idea how this happened, but I melted my coolant reservoir tank breather hose. (the clear one furthest from the camera in this picture.... doesnt show the melt in the pic)

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I started my bike after deing away for a week, and I guess I somehow pushed the hose against the header. Anyways, I noticed some coolant leak onto the ground, and then I could smell something burning. The hose is pretty much melted right through. :devil:

Anyone have suggestions on how to fix this. I was going to just cut out the melted section and use a plumbing connector to atach them together? That hose is 1/4" right?

Would anyone do something different?

  • mangler

Posted October 12, 2006 - 12:02 PM

#2

I did the exact same thing. melted it.

So instead of replacing the entire thing I got a joiner? and new clear tube and spliced in a new section. seems to work good.

I cut off the hose from below the melted section and brought it into Ace hardware for fit.

Good luck.

  • B-Rock

Posted October 12, 2006 - 12:09 PM

#3

I did the exact same thing. melted it.

So instead of replacing the entire thing I got a joiner? and new clear tube and spliced in a new section. seems to work good.

I cut off the hose from below the melted section and brought it into Ace hardware for fit.

Good luck.



Is that hose 1/4"? Was the joiner you got 3/16" ?

I'm going to the hardware store today if I can figure it out. It's just a pain with my ride out of comission, so I dont want to make a million trips

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted October 12, 2006 - 12:17 PM

#4

I just cut mine to stop at the top of the shock!

I recommend you route one carb vent line from each side of your carb to the air box. I have seen many of my riding buddies ice up or fail deep river crossings because of it. The factory routing is a joke!

  • B-Rock

Posted October 12, 2006 - 12:27 PM

#5

wow thats short indy!

I have read of many people rerouting like you said. It is definitely on my to do list.

Thanks for both your help.

  • mangler

Posted October 12, 2006 - 12:36 PM

#6

Once I found a match at ACE for the inner diameter of the hose I cut off a 3 foot section off the roll and brought it over to the plumbing section and found the hose connector fitting that fit perfect and snug.

Good Luck




 
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