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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 06:37 PM
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA, USA
Year: 1987
Make: Honda
Model: GL1200 Interstate
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Originally Posted by JamesPal View Post
Try leaving the top clamp loose and push the spring past the clamp area and then pull the lower end down to the water pump. I tried the NAPA hose on my 1200, but didn't like the way it fit. Maybe I cut it wrong but it was a little off on the angle and seemed a little stretched, like maybe the was not enough length. I went and got the correct GL parts and never looked back.

I've had the same experience with the NAPA hose. It's on there okay but I'd have paid a few bucks more for the better OEM fit.
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