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Hi all,

Has anyone used these 'MagnaClamps' and stainless steel braided hoses on their oil feed and return pipes?

They look quite neat and it would be good to get some feedback on them, or recommendations for alternatives in the UK.

Thanks, Kev E

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Uncoated braided stainless hose acts like a hacksaw blade with a vibrating engine on anything it touches, so either use coated hose or route very carefully. The clamps work well and give a neat look to the cut ends of the pipe.

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Originally Posted by kommando
Uncoated braided stainless hose acts like a hacksaw blade with a vibrating engine on anything it touches, so either use coated hose or route very carefully. The clamps work well and give a neat look to the cut ends of the pipe.

That's a good point about the stainless braiding becoming abrasive due to the vibration.

I would think that the MagClamps would work with the nylon braided hose too and this would be less likely to cause any damage due to the vibration?

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Yes they work on unbraided lines, braided is overkill due to low pressures and just bling, on my Commando braided rocker feed line which came with the bike I used self amalgamating tape over the areas likely to touch other components and that has worked well. My new braided front disc line is clear coated.

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Oetiker clamps and ATF return or PS return hose does fine

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I fitted braided line to my A65 for the Oil cooler (pipes run under the engine), I did this to try and give the hoses some protection from possible debris. Although now I wish I didn't.

Some of the hoses I removed the stainless weave and it left a half decent pipe underneath it.

Would I use it again.... No.

Worth noting that if the stainless braid gets kinked it will keep the hose kinked in that area.


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These are my favourites
https://www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk/c-238-fuel-parts/p-970-petrol-pipe-clips

They dont squish the pipe oval the way jubilee clips do.

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These are what I have started using. They grip really well and form a good seal.

The oil filter setup is the Mk1 version, I will remake the bracketry now that I know it all fits.

Oil pipes 1.jpg Oil pipes 2.jpg Oil pipes 3.jpg

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I presume that you need a special tool to crimp these clips with Allan?

Who's the supplier for the oil pipe and these clips?

Cheers,

Kev E

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They are called Oetiker clamps. They have either one or two ears. A dulled set of nippers (the ones with the jaws perpendicular to the handles) can be used to clamp them. Over here, British American Transfer has them.
There is another version with pips that allows a greater range of clamping.
https://www.oetiker.com/

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The brand I used was miklor but as dave says some side snips will do the job, or some end on types do the job also. The correct tool for those shown on Daves link will also work (you need the correct tool with those and being a mechanic in a past career i have one)

The hose is just what I bought off eBay.


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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390845364274

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302532183663 (showing the tool)

And the hose:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233672113252

I used 5/16 on the inlet as well as the outlet.


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Thank you Allan.

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Originally Posted by Kevin E
Thank you Allan.

No problem thumbsup


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With the steel braided lines under the bike, they get oil and road crud build-up on them that is difficult to keep clean. The crud gets between all of the braid wires and takes a toothbrush or similar to clean it.


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