Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Conyers/McDonough, GA
My guess is the saddle (tightening screw) formed it to that shape. Too large a clamp possibly.
Smaller clamp for smaller hose sizes.
Many have leaked from the reduction of clamping pressure after many years.
Usually a small amount of tightening will stop the leak.
I do not see any crushed area, should be good..
A few 1800 have developed leaks from stress fractures on the mounting flange to the radiator.
2005 1300c Red, Mustang seat, HK 2.5 straights. Leds for safety-front & back. 192,235 VTX miles
Last edited by Hans&Feet; 04-14-2019 at 05:05 PM.
Reason: added more hose clamp info