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post #1 of 6 Old Sep 8th, 2019, 2:27 pm Thread Starter
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K1200LT 03- Radiator Hoses

I've seen a few posts on radiator hoses. My '03 doesn't leak. Shall I replace them as a preventative measure? I've got 115K on the bike
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Re: K1200LT 03- Radiator Hoses

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I've seen a few posts on radiator hoses. My '03 doesn't leak. Shall I replace them as a preventative measure? I've got 115K on the bike
Thatís a tough call. I replaced those on my Ď07 at 73,000 before traveling to Alaska. In hindsight, and given their condition when I removed them, I probably did not need to replace them. However, yours are 4 years older than mine so probably closer to needing it than mine were.
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Re: K1200LT 03- Radiator Hoses

OK.. I'll look at them in DEcember during my major maintenance time
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Re: K1200LT 03- Radiator Hoses

I'd say it's more of a piece-of-mind replacement but that being said, I'd do it.

My 99 LT just ripped a radiator hose last week and as far as I know, they haven't been replaced before. Thankfully I was within 10 miles of home so I was able to limp it home with duct tape and lots of water. I've got all new hoses on the way.
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Re: K1200LT 03- Radiator Hoses

I did mine 7-yrs back ('99 LT). Hoses looked good after removal, but an eye inspection isn't very determining. I do have peace of mind since it appears I did it, even though: 1) I'm no mechanic. 2) It wasn't that complicated. 3) It's still holding after 7-yrs, so it's a success in my book. Lots of help on this forum as far as getting all the air out (worked well for me). Do a search.

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OK.. Thank you
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