Silicone Hoses offer many benefits over conventional rubber hoses. For starters they are much more durable than organic rubbers. Over time, sustained high temperatures will cause rubber hoses to weaken and fail. In comparison silicone is less likely to crack, swell, or even dry out, because it transfers heat much more efficiently.
Another benefit is the easy removal of Silicone hoses. Rubber can be incredibly difficult to remove from certain parts of your radiator, especially because it has a tendency to bond with some of the vents or ports. Silicone is almost always much easier to remove than rubber, and it is less likely to stick to parts of your radiator.
Not only does Silicone have practical benefits it is also much more aesthetically pleasing. If you care about how your motorcycle looks then silicone hoses can give you more choice with a range of colours available. Silicone tubing can come in blue, green, red, or even black!
Here is our list of the top benefits to Silicone Hose Kits:
What temperatures can Silicone Hoses operate at?
Silicone hoses have a much greater temperature resistance compared to rubber hoses. They will perform much better in conditions of temperature extreme and are suitable for use across a temperature range of -50 to +180 Degrees Celsius.
Silicone hose is more flexible than rubber hose and is therefore preferable when it comes to a job. More importantly it retains this flexibility over its life-cycle unlike rubber that becomes hardened and brittle with time.
Silicone hoses have a greater life expectancy compared to traditional rubber hoses due to their inherent heat ageing resilience. Over prolonged periods of time high rubber sustains what is called heat ageing damage.
The results of this damage causes rubber hoses to become stiff, crack and fail at their job. Silicone hoses have an excellent heat ageing resistance and remain in excellent working order for years.
Silicone hoses are mush easier to work with than rubber hoses. Simple installation jobs can be completed quickly and easily with silicone hoses. Rubber hose can be very difficult to remove as it has a tendency to bond with fittings over time. Silicone will not ‘stick’ to your radiator in the same way that rubber will.
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.
Silicone has an inherent physical property that allows it to absorb vibration and dampen noise above and beyond that of rubber. The point at which rubber is mated to another surface is well known for causing unwanted noises and vibration. Silicone hoses are better than rubber for a smoother, quieter engine experience.
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.
Silicone just looks a whole lot better than rubber. It has a visually pleasing gleaming finish and it most importantly is readily available in a range of colours. Of the many silicone intake hose benefits, looking great is another. If you want to jazz up the look of your motorcycle, switch to silicone tubing!
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