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Pipe on radiator hose 1994 kx125

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Pretty sure this is a pipe previous owner stuck on and now stuck it to me. My bad. Any ideas of a way to work with this? Seems like contact from a heat source wouldn't be healthy for my bike. I am having a fun time bringing this bike back from the dead and money is minimal. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Mahalo

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I wonder if the pipe was bent from a crash and it didn't always touch? 

 

Also check to make sure in not the radiator that is tweaked.  You can find some pretty cheap used pipes on eBay.

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Thanks DylDog, I'll check radiator. Would it be a bad idea to heat up the pipe and hammer on it a little to allow more of a gap between it and the other parts ?

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You'd risk denting the pipe or worse. I wouldn't be shocked if the hose handled the heat fine either. But I can understand not wanting to risk anything

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Well this is a doosie📎ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1448158652.588414.jpg📎ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1448158685.133563.jpg

Pretty sure this is a pipe previous owner stuck on and now stuck it to me. My bad. Any ideas of a way to work with this? Seems like contact from a heat source wouldn't be healthy for my bike. I am having a fun time bringing this bike back from the dead and money is minimal. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Mahalo

 

slit a piece of radiator hose, and wrap your radiator hose with it. zip tie in place if need be. check it in six months and see if it cared ;-) 

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Two stroke heat ain't so much to a radiator hose compared to four stroke searing heat.

agree, as big as the expansion chambers are they get a ton of air passing over them cooling them down.

 

looking at the first picture i am not sure you could squeeze another piece in there without putting strain on the rad.

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slit a piece of radiator hose, and wrap your radiator hose with it. zip tie in place if need be. check it in six months and see if it cared ;-)

absolutely!! If its too crowded....just put alittle relief dent. Not too much, just abit to aloow extra room. I know denting a pipe on purpose isnt ideal....but niether is current situation. Good luck Edited by argclh6670

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Yup, I heated up pipe and dented pipe for clearance. A lot of little taps did the job and parts are about an 1/8" away. Thanks argclh6670 and Excitable

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