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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Another hose came undone! Left side.

Sorry guys, me again. I was putting my bike on the center stand and then I saw that a hose came undone when I did it. It's on the left side of the bike (that's the side it decided to hang on at least) and the length seems to be pretty long (insert joke here). The bike started up with it undone so what do you think? Does this hose go to the left ear? Doesn't seem to be the same thickness as the right one.


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that looks to be the tank vent hose or coolant over flow vent hose... it is supposed to tuck behind the transmission
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I agree...it is a drain line from either the wet cell battery (if you still have one) or the vent for the gas tank.

It should be pointed straight down just behind the frame cross member rail in front of the battery box.

If it is indeed the vent line from the gas tank, you might want to make sure it is clean so it doesn't clog. I cut mine on a diagonal with the opening facing the rear tire after mine had developed a "tar ball" on the end of it and clogged. It might help prevent POOGS.
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Are some tanks vented via a hose? Mine is vented through the cap.

I also suspect its from the battery box. I took mine out after installing a dry cell battery. The hose would always hang down and melt against the pipes.

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Are some tanks vented via a hose? Mine is vented through the cap.

I also suspect its from the battery box. I took mine out after installing a dry cell battery. The hose would always hang down and melt against the pipes.

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Older bikes are vented through the cap(VN700, 86-89 VN750 non-CA models), and the newer ones are through the tank.

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on the bikes with on-off-res, the tank vented with both cap and hose...not sure of the other style petcock tanks
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My 85 VN700 has a vent tube coming from under the tank near the float assembly. I thought it was in a weird spot, it's near the center of the tank on the right side. and there are no other vent lines on the tank.
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So ya think I can just leave it? I switched to a closed battery.
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1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
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Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
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MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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Cool.

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