Jeremy

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Does anyone have a write-up on changing out the radiator hoses? I have a leak in one of them and figure I should change them all. I have a 2009 R3T. pictures are always good as well as any tips and tricks others have had on this. I am in the United States, so any hoses that are in the states that are best to be ordered would be good.

Thanks in advance.
 

alpental

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Does anyone have a write-up on changing out the radiator hoses? I have a leak in one of them and figure I should change them all. I have a 2009 R3T. pictures are always good as well as any tips and tricks others have had on this. I am in the United States, so any hoses that are in the states that are best to be ordered would be good.

Thanks in advance.
Hey @Jeremy I had an early blowout in mine a while back (see this thread: Blew a coolant line). I STRONGLY recommend replacing all your coolant hoses with Samco silicon hoses. They're from the UK but arrive in 2-3 days. The full set is around $150 here: https://racebikebitzusa.com/C/street-bike-hose-kits/manufacture-triumph/model-rocket/year-2009.
Don't forget to get the stainless steel clamps as well: https://racebikebitzusa.com/street-bike-hose-kits/Triumph-Rocket-3-Hose-Clamp-Kit.
 

Jeremy

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Hey @Jeremy I had an early blowout in mine a while back (see this thread: Blew a coolant line). I STRONGLY recommend replacing all your coolant hoses with Samco silicon hoses. They're from the UK but arrive in 2-3 days. The full set is around $150 here: https://racebikebitzusa.com/C/street-bike-hose-kits/manufacture-triumph/model-rocket/year-2009.
Don't forget to get the stainless steel clamps as well: https://racebikebitzusa.com/street-bike-hose-kits/Triumph-Rocket-3-Hose-Clamp-Kit.
appreciate the feedback, thank you.

anything on the process, or what does or doesnt need to be taken off the bike to do the replacement? Recommended coolant to reinstall?
 

alpental

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appreciate the feedback, thank you.

anything on the process, or what does or doesnt need to be taken off the bike to do the replacement? Recommended coolant to reinstall?
No problem. Look in @idk signature block for the service manual which should have instructions and coolant type. The labor to do mine was under warranty, so the dealership did the replacement for me. I hear one of the hoses can be a real PITA.
 

1K9

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Hey @Jeremy I had an early blowout in mine a while back (see this thread: Blew a coolant line). I STRONGLY recommend replacing all your coolant hoses with Samco silicon hoses. They're from the UK but arrive in 2-3 days. The full set is around $150 here: https://racebikebitzusa.com/C/street-bike-hose-kits/manufacture-triumph/model-rocket/year-2009.
Don't forget to get the stainless steel clamps as well: https://racebikebitzusa.com/street-bike-hose-kits/Triumph-Rocket-3-Hose-Clamp-Kit.
Is this what you are talking about?

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Idaho Red Rocket 3

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You need to move the radiator forward at minimum to get to the back side hose connections.

After installation of the Samco Sport hose kit, remember to to regularly check the the hose clamps for proper tightness. Leaks can develop if the hose clamps loosen.
 

idk

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Thanks @idk much appreciated. There are 3 different service manuals. are they all for the same thing? I am not seeing anything that dictates which one i should save.
The manual that includes the R3T would be the one. Also, the Detent Spring Instructions should help you with the radiator removal, or at least moving it as required.
 
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