Thermostat hose substitute

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    VFR750F3 New Member

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    Her y'all--

    Since I have my carbs off, I wanted to replace the thermostat hoses. They're not available from Honda, so I searched a while and found Gates 19035 hoses, which iirc fit an Oldsmobile Aurora, can be cut to fit, and they're like $5 ea.

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    thanks, kev ! useful info that can save others alot of time and trouble. :Yo:
     
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    Thanks Kevin,
    What timing I just pulled the carbs the other day I just picked up my new thermostat today
    How close did the Gates 19035 hose match the original bends?
    Is it very close to being the same ID ?
    You didn't by chance take a picture or two?
     
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    Glad to hear it! The Gates hose has 2 different bends, and you need them both. I got 2 hoses and cut one bend off each, but it looks like you could possibly use one hose.

    It's the same diameter, and one bend is identical to the VFR and the other is just a few degrees off.

    I'll take a pic tonight.
     
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    Man that looks like a great fit to me
    Looks like a trip to NAPA tomorrow
    Thanks for the pics
     
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