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Mystery nipple?

Hello, so I've got this nipple that pokes out of the back of my gas tank, just under the front of the seat. I could swear that it's had a tube on it at some point. What's that for?
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Left side nipple is a vent, hook a hose to it and run through the hole in the frame and let hang by the battery box.


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Left side nipple is a vent, hook a hose to it and run through the hole in the frame and let hang by the battery box.
Ah, thats gotta be what that long mystery tube with a clamp on one end goes to. I had assumed it went to the battery and it needs one there too, as there's a fine dusting of powdered acid in there. It seems like the shop that worked on it did a crap job of re-installing everything it moved when it pulled the carb and everything around there got screwed over.
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My advice it to dump the old lead acid wet cell and invest in a maintenance free battery. No more spilled acid, no taking the seat off once a week to check the battery fluid, better starting power, and you don't have to worry about it going dry in the hot summer weather and taking the stator and/or R/R with it.

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My advice it to dump the old lead acid wet cell and invest in a maintenance free battery. No more spilled acid, no taking the seat off once a week to check the battery fluid, better starting power, and you don't have to worry about it going dry in the hot summer weather and taking the stator and/or R/R with it.
That'll be my first upgrade. Right now, I'm just sitting on my thumbs waiting to get a carburetor. One I get it running, I can worry about the battery.
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Ah, thats gotta be what that long mystery tube with a clamp on one end goes to. I had assumed it went to the battery and it needs one there too, as there's a fine dusting of powdered acid in there. It seems like the shop that worked on it did a crap job of re-installing everything it moved when it pulled the carb and everything around there got screwed over.
If it is a clear hose that is for the battery vent. The tank vent is a black vacum hose, if it is not there you will need to get one. In the pic below you will see the hoses comming up through the frame. The hose closest is for CALI. emmission, the furthest is the tank vent.


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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
DEKA MF AGM ETX15L

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That'll be my first upgrade. Right now, I'm just sitting on my thumbs waiting to get a carburetor. One I get it running, I can worry about the battery.
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You will recieve the Deka battery three days after it has been shipped, the Big Crank takes 3-5 days.


85 VN700 "Old Yella"

REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
DEKA MF AGM ETX15L

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