I was a professional motorcycle mechanic since 1980 [retired 2016]. I used to struggle with fuel hoses on petcocks, breather pipes, other locations. This tool pushes on a hose instead of pulling. When pushed, a hose expands in diameter. When pulled, a hose will reduce in diameter. The tool pushes on the hose, and also pushes against the petcock [in the case of a fuel hose] or whatever the pipe is fitted into. If there is just a long bare pipe with a hose on it, one side of the tool jaw 'V' opening is sharpened to dig into the OD of the pipe. I have used it to separate electrical gang connectors, force brake pads in calipers apart, many things. I bought 3 tools, 2 I have ground down to fit tight spaces. You can force apart stuck hoses with brute force, but the careful worker will first try to loosen the hose with pliers or [in the case of radiator hoses, with a pointed tool [Snap On cotter pin puller. Never used it for that. I use side cutters to grab the pin loop and then lever against the nut.]]
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1 year 10 months ago Petaluma, Ca
A real 'sleeper' tool. Very versatile.
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Q: Is width adjustable to work with larger radiator type hose fittings? ex. crf 250 radiator
Over 5 years ago
Video shows tool working for small hose fittings like fuel lines, but will it work with larger hose fittings like radiator hoses?
Expert MotoSport StaffOver 5 years ago
A: Yes, according to Bikemaster this tool will also work on coolant and radiator hoses.
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