True enough. When I bought my bike, the salesman who sold me the bike saw this issue before I took ownership and went to the senior service tech and showed him. He immediately took it to the shop, shortened the hose at the radiator connection by 3/4 inch then wrapped some heat tape around the hose at that location. Now there’s plenty of space with some added protection. Kudos to Paradise HD in Tigard, OR. They’ve been great.Thanks for the pictures man. I’d rather it have not contact at all.