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Do I need to upgrade my standard rubber hoses to Eazi-Grip Silicone Hoses?

Yes – Go and buy some in our shop 😉

If you need a more detailed answer as to why you should upgrade your motorbike hoses to silicone please read on…

Eazi-Grip Racing Products produce our Silicone Coolant Hose Kits exclusively for road and race motorcycles. Our specialist knowledge has been gained by supporting leading race teams in paddocks worldwide from road racing, through to World Superbikes, where the Eazi-Grip™ brand is trusted and respected as one of the foremost suppliers of high quality performance products.

Eazi-Grip Racing Products high performance motorcycle silicone coolant hose kits replace the OEM rubber hose kit that is fitted as standard to all bikes. It is an essential upgrade for both racers and road riders alike.

Our motorcycle silicone coolant hose kits feature an easy to maintain heat resistant surface that also offers fantastic abrasion resistance and remains pliable during the life of the product. Manufactured from only the highest quality silicone, our silicone hose kits are designed to operate at temperatures from -50°C up to +180°C and at operating pressures of 2.5 – 15 bar meaning running temperatures can be reduced by up to 5°C.

  • Working Pressure: 4.5 Bar. Burst Pressure: 13.5 Bar.
  • Meet or exceed requirements of SAE J20 R1 Class A.
  • Hardness Shore: 60±5 A.
  • Silicone rubber with 5 ply polyester reinforcement.
  • Working Temperature: -50°C – +180°C.

Why are silicone hoses better than rubber?

There are a few reasons why silicone hoses are often considered superior to rubber…

1. Flexibility and resilience
Silicone hoses benefit from superior flexibility compared to rubber. They maintain this flexibility over their lifespan unlike rubber hoses. This reduces the risk that your hoses will split, harden, or become dry rotted.

2. Lifespan
Because silicone hoses have such a long lifespan, they can average out to a lower cost per mile compared to rubber hoses, even though their upfront cost is higher. We are so confident in the longevity of silicone hoses that we offer a lifetime warranty for all our branded hoses if used for the correct application and in conjunction with our clamp kits.

3. Operating Temperature Range
One of the main reasons people change to silicone is the operating temperature, it’s all about thermodynamics. The idea of a silicone hose is that you replace the standard hose so it doesn’t expand and get hot under pressure. Silicone hoses are capable of carrying fluids at much higher temperatures than rubber. If you’re building a race bike or adding extra power to your engine, silicone is the way to go.

4. Noise and vibration control
Silicone has a good ability to dampen sounds and vibrations, keeping a quiet and stable profile. Rubber has been known to be a source of noise due to the friction between the rubber and the mating surface.

5. Aesthetics
One of the most obvious advantages of upgrading hoses is how they look. The vibrant blue, green (Kawasaki) and red hoses can really set off an engine. But if you’re not into colours our silicone hoses are also available in black.

6. Weather resistance

Silicone demonstrates better weather resistance than that of rubber.  This is an important choice if you are living in a climate with challenging environmental conditions such as rain and humidity.  Silicone will stand up better to the tests of time when the weather is a factor to be considered – strong durability to weather conditions is one of the key benefits of silicone radiator hoses.

7. More resistant to chemicals

Silicone hoses demonstrate an increased resistance to chemicals such as coolant.  Compared to rubber, silicone hose structure displays greater physical integrity when it comes into contact with common garage chemicals such as coolant.

Do silicone hoses improve performance?

The reason people started manufacturing silicone hoses for the automotive industry in the first place was because silicone material offers such a valuable performance enhancement. So the simple answer is yes.

As we have mentioned above silicone has superior heat tolerance when compared to rubber, this is the major reason why silicone is the material of choice for performance-enhanced motorbikes. If you modify your engine, you’ll get some great power, but if you neglect to upgrade your hoses at the same time, you will potentially drive all that extra heat into hoses that aren’t equipped to handle it.

Silicone is a very stable material that acts almost like new, even when it’s not. While rubber hoses are prone to cracking, getting stiff, or becoming dry rotted over time the resilience of silicone means that this is less likely.

Which race teams use your Silicone Hose Kits?

2021 BSB Champions McAMS Yamaha, BSB team Synetiq BMW, World SBK team BMW Motorrad and 2021 World SSP Champions Ten Kate Racing. Check out 2021 BSB Champion Tarran Mackenzie’s Crew Chief, Chris Anderson’s recommendation here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWckba8GkRk

If you are looking for high quality Silicone hoses to replace your standard motorcycle hoses then please click here to view our range.

Posted on Friday, October 29th, 2021 in News

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