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2004 with 9000 miles.
I was in the process of trouble shooting another problem (another thread).
Took the bike for a text drive.
It ran great.
Upon inspection, I found a piece of clear vent tubing, almost dragging the ground.
It looked like it had been melted off.
The other end is probably up there somewhere?
It was too dark to look around.
I'll check it out, tomorrow.
Did I knock something off, when looking for the other problem?
I appreciate all the help that I have received from this forum.
The 750 is a completely different beast from my Buell Blast (previous bike).
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Was it a skinny clear hose? If so, it is probably the vent hose on your acid battery.

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was it a skinny clear hose? If so, it is probably the vent hose on your acid battery.
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x3^^^ Yep, acid eats up the black rubber hoses...
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Could also be the overflow hose for the cooling system if it was black and opaque. Not life-threatening to your bike - just replace it when you can (assuming there's still some hose up there!).

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Wow, thanks for the help.
That make me feel better.
It was clear and skinny, so sound like the battery.
How long does it need to be?
Best place to get a replacement?
What type of material?
This forum has been so much help.
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Don't replace the hose, replace the battery with a maintenance free, sealed AGM battery, that doesn't require a vent hose.

This battery type will save you all kinds of grief. Search the forums, the Deka battery is a popular, low cost AGM.
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Don't replace the hose, replace the battery with a maintenance free, sealed AGM battery, that doesn't require a vent hose.

This battery type will save you all kinds of grief. Search the forums, the Deka battery is a popular, low cost AGM.
You can pick up similar good quality batteries locally, but this is a good one at a fair price:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Deka-...item3eee173adb

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the hose is a cheap replacement but the battery will save you tons in the long run. x3 on replacing the battery!

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Thanks, I will put that on top of the shopping list.
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