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748 Rad & Coolant Hoses

Discussion in '748 / 916 / 996 / 998' started by Russell, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. So I’m looking for a new set of coolant hoses for my bike. I’ve seen the usual Samco options and a few cheaper varieties. Has anyone got any recommendations? I’ll happily buy the cheaper variety if the quality is good enough.

    I’m also looking for a new 998 rad. I’ve seen cheaper Chinese rads advertised for a fraction of the cost of a new one. I’ve bought Chinese rads before over the years and the quality was actually pretty good. Anyone else have similar experiences?

    The bike is the ultimate ‘bitsa’ so I’m really not fussed about keeping the originality of the bike.
  2. Hi Russ. Can’t help by recommending the Chinese rads as I’ve never used one but the cheaper silicon hoses work fine. Used 2 sets now off eBay for under £60 and had no issues with either. You’ll need to trim the hoses a bit to get a good fit but dead easy.
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  3. Thanks Ian, I’ll get some hoses ordered today :grinning:
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  4. There's a few on here have purchased Chinese rads, haven't heard any bad reports yet.
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  5. I've had a cheap Chinese rad on my 1098R :motorcycleduc: for about 4 years now. No issues at all. :) :upyeah:

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  6. how many miles? :D
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  7. Good stuff, thanks guys. I’ve ordered some silicone hoses and a Chinese rad. 6A48AD85-E885-40FF-ACFB-F0FA449B5831.jpeg 8164361D-CEC5-49F0-9439-5D29C38D2D03.jpeg

    Total cost was £170 inc delivery. Pretty happy with that. Hopefully have them in a couple of weeks.
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  8. No coolant in yet but not one leak! :eek:
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  9. Thanks for the thread. I was just looking at replacing my hoses! Just ordered some of the same in black

    Keith :)
  10. Do you have a link for the hose kit ? all I can find is the Samco kit at £151.50
  11. Just put AS3 performance hoses, into ebay search.
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  12. Thanks for the links
  13. Has the rad arrived yet as I'm looking at getting one.
  14. I’m running the cheap Chinese hoses on my 748s for the last few years and no problems
  15. Yep, the rad has turned up and it’s a decent bit of kit. Nicely made and well worth the money.


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  16. Cheers Russell
    Thats looks smart and a quick delivery considering its xmas time, would you have a link to the same ebay add you used as there is a few selling this rad and would to use the same, let me know how it goes when its filled and running :)

    Edit, Did the brackets line up with the fan ok.
  17. Here’s the link. Everything lines up nicely. In fact, the mounting brackets and fixing points are of a better quality over stock. :upyeah:

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  18. How was the AS3 silicone hoses fitment. I heard they can be hit and miss, as some where too long/short? Looking at new hoses myself
  19. Apart from massively devaluing the bike :innocent:
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