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    Coolant change (new hoses)

    To try and rid my 2008 Bol D'or of its many leaks, I've bought new silicon hoses.
    The dealer has agreed to fit them for nothing when it goes in for its MOT in a few weeks.
    My dilemma is, should I keep riding with the (small but noticeable) leaks?
    Or is it easy enough to do a coolant change/hose change yourself?
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    easy job no special tools required...

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    What's the rough procedure?
    Drain the coolant at the rad, fit the hoses, refill at the rad?
    What about torquing the jubilees?
    The website says 5nm, but I don't have a torque wrench goes down that low.

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    I did my Gen1 over winter - the Samco hose kit was incomplete, I have 13 pipes, their kit has 10, one of which is wrong and another the pipe from oil res to oil filter (ie oil pipe!). so actually 5 pipes short!
    I bought a neat little Clarke's Torguw wrench - Clarke CHT204 - 3/8" Drive Reversible Torque Wrench - Machine Mart
    Use it all over the place now.
    The coolant empty and fill procedure is in the workshop manual - drain the rads, drain the pump. Fill via the coolant neck while on side stand.
    Only way to check for any leaks is to get it up to full coolant system temp (ie rad fans on) - let it cool down and see where the drips are or ideally are not!

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    As I understand it, I've only bought a coolant kit.
    So I wouldn't expect to see oil pipes?

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    Yes that is what I bought from Samco but it was not taht simple as I wrote above!
    Check out the exploded parts diagram on somewhere like https://www.apriliayorkshire.co.uk/c.../partindex.jsp against what is in your kit before you even start.

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