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Exclamation 85 electra glide oil hose replacement

A dumb Queastion the oil hose's are looking a little old on my 85 electra glide . Can you use a standard feul line hose to replace them with .
Or use the newer feul line hose that has the plastic liner for the higher feul pressure their oil resistent ?
It has 30 psi oil pressure when cold on a 60 degree morning and about 12 to 15 when she's warm
Or is their something else your suppose to use for the oil hose's it has an oil cooler too!

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No.....avoid using fuel line. it has thinner walls then oil line, which means nothing regarding strength, rather because it becomes softer with heat and can kink and close, especially in tight corners.

NAPA sells "Transmission" cooler hose, and JPCycle sells oil line for motorcycles. I have both at home. I'd have to say their all but identical.

If the hose has pre-formed curves, you may still be able to get them from HD and the benefit is they fit like a glove.

For the 3 hoses for my Dyna that I just replaced, (1995 FXD) they were an average of $22 each for the most expensive and $14 for the one.

HD uses special clamps. Unless you have the tool to apply them, yer out of luck.

A great replacement are Fuel Injection hose clamps. Unlike small "radiator" clamps, they don;t dig in and cut the rubber hose, rather, hold it snug 360* and fit better without coming loose. Also available at NAPA, in silver or black.

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Talking OIl Hose's

Thanks dave
I forgot about the tran's cooler hose's I'll check with the local hd on stock hose's but the girl's a little old .
For them to have that here' in michigan but will check .
Napa seems to have all the Good Stuff !!
The type of clamps your talking about are made in Marlette Mi
It's called Otikeker they sell kit's with the crimping tool
I'll get ahold of John from their and see about a price on the kits and how small they go

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Thanks again Napa had the trans cooler line hose rated @ 400 psi and sell for 2.75 a ft. Can't beat that , checking out how much I need and going to get them changed out


great info again Dave 63


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