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Hey folks,


Been like Christmas down this end, spent some cash on getting the bandit ready for the summer, so had oil, oil filter, spark plugs, air filter, top box rack, top box, hand guards, and a new oil cooler with braided steel hoses. All fitted and done (long day).


Problem is, one of the braided steel hoses after fitting the new cooler is touching the exhaust on the down-pipe. There seems to be nowhere to add a bracket to keep it off other than the engine mount which is not something I want to remove as such yet.


So... is the fact that the hose is just touching the down-pipes something I should be concerned about, or is that fact that its a steel hose which is going to be carrying hot oil anyway make it not so much of an issue? Probably sounds like a rather stupid question but there we go, my thoughts are that it is not ideal but at the same time is not going to slip open and burn turning me into a fireball going down the road lol.


Thanks Folks.

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So... is the fact that the hose is just touching the down-pipes something I should be concerned about, or is that fact that its a steel hose which is going to be carrying hot oil anyway make it not so much of an issue?


Thanks Folks.

 

I would say you should be concerned. The steel braid is usually a simple protector covering, the hose itself will still be made of rubber? In which case, heating it to exhaust temperature is not a good thing and will compromise the oil cooler's effectiveness.

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Ha, cable tie, of course, completely overlooked that, was definitely over complicating and over - thinking there. That would be a good temporary solution. Thanks.

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Ha yeah there was a bracket on the other side for the original hoses that I have adapted to fit the new ones. The bracket on the other side comes from the engine mount... the engine mount has an extra bit of material on it with a nut welded on the other side. The other side on the bike does not have this mount which seems strange to me.


I can make a mount for the other hose. Our house has a field next to it which we used to rent but the people who own it put it up for sale. Local builder has taken to fly tipping on it and there is a rather nice steel box that has been there for a couple of years that I could probably cut a piece from. :)


The original cooler started leaking a few moths ago. At the time I cleaned it up and it stopped leaking, then it started again and has been leaving rainbow puddles for a while now so changed it. As a side note, I can highly recommend justbandits.com for anyone with a bandit, arrived next day and got an upgraded cooler and lines for £260 delivered, looks the nuts, just need to fab a guard up for it, though I shall probably just adapt the old radiator guard to fit. Good fun all round :)


On a side note, the original is probably not that bad so may go about welding it some how. I am thinking filling it with water and seeing where it seeps out from... I am assuming this would be a good enough test to find the proper location of the leak?


Thanks again folks,

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Ha yeah there was a bracket on the other side for the original hoses that I have adapted to fit the new ones. The bracket on the other side comes from the engine mount... the engine mount has an extra bit of material on it with a nut welded on the other side. The other side on the bike does not have this mount which seems strange to me.


I can make a mount for the other hose. Our house has a field next to it which we used to rent but the people who own it put it up for sale. Local builder has taken to fly tipping on it and there is a rather nice steel box that has been there for a couple of years that I could probably cut a piece from. :)


The original cooler started leaking a few moths ago. At the time I cleaned it up and it stopped leaking, then it started again and has been leaving rainbow puddles for a while now so changed it. As a side note, I can highly recommend justbandits.com for anyone with a bandit, arrived next day and got an upgraded cooler and lines for £260 delivered, looks the nuts, just need to fab a guard up for it, though I shall probably just adapt the old radiator guard to fit. Good fun all round :)


On a side note, the original is probably not that bad so may go about welding it some how. I am thinking filling it with water and seeing where it seeps out from... I am assuming this would be a good enough test to find the proper location of the leak?


Thanks again folks,

 

Not sure how well water and cooler mix. You would have to completely flush the system a few times before using it again or selling it on.


Personally I would use water with red dye in it, it would be easier to see, but could be a bit messy

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