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Silicone Lower Radiator Hose Kit - Gauging Interest
Last week I received absolute confirmation of information we already mostly knew - Honda has discontinued the lower radiator hose for the 919 entirely and at this point there isn't any plan to put it back into production at any point, which is rather unusual for Honda on stuff like this.
I've seen ads for the Chinese silicone hose sets. My personal experience with Chinese silicone hoses has been rather hit or miss - fine for vacuum, generally okay for air, not fine for coolant.
As a result I've looked around and found a very highly regarded silicone hose maker (they supply Honda racing teams) that *doesn't* make their stuff in China and worked out a kit of the hose and two of the special hose clamps. The retail cost with the current exchange rate is just under $100 including shipping to the US. I've ordered one, but am looking around to see if anyone would be interested in buying this so the maker can decide if they should assign it its own part number or if it should be left out of their catalog as a 'silent special order' option.
There is about a month's lead time on this kit, so I'll post up pictures when it arrives and I install it. In the meantime, anyone at least academically interested in this kit being made available as a regular order item?
1986 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2002 Honda 919