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05-13-2018 03:18 AM
JETHRO Produces oil for off--springs
05-13-2018 02:44 AM
Originally Posted by michiganteddybear View Post
yes that nipple does go all the way thru
That's one helluva nipple

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05-12-2018 09:53 PM

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05-12-2018 07:37 AM
michiganteddybear yes that nipple does go all the way thru
05-12-2018 05:33 AM
JETHRO yep that's what I thought, I wonder whether there was a drain line originally as without one would still drip fuel onto engine or maybe Kawasaki thought did not need it,Spockster called it a fake nipple so does the hole go all way through the plastic ?.
05-11-2018 02:38 PM
DenverDiesel I'm pretty sure the tube on the sender is just a failure drain. So if the sender leaks it won't drip fuel onto the engine.

I put a sintered bronze fuel filter inline with vent hose and tucked the end into the hollow frame mentioned earlier.
05-11-2018 12:17 PM
JETHRO Hey Spockster, Now that you posted picture I see what you mean .I have connected a drain tube to that nipple but will change it to the carb vent asap. thanks.
04-24-2018 10:38 AM
Jason Pittenger I used a piece of fresh course steel wool, so I don't expect any small pieces.
However, now you've got me scared of breakdown over time!
I think I'll change it out to something else.

Thanks guys!
04-23-2018 05:57 PM
Spockster Found a pic of the cover on the fuel sender, arrow points to the 'fake nipple'. Disregard all those arrows on the petcock.

04-23-2018 05:46 PM
Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
I've heard of folks cutting the vent line at an angle, but was unaware it was done this way at the factory. As far as I know, and in regards to my 2002, the stock vent line was not cut at an angle, as I pulled mine and cut it that way myself.
It's in the repair manual. Mine had the 45 angle.

edit: Might be in the owner's manual? I know I saw it in a diagram somewhere. Repair manual just says not too install the hose too deep in the housing.
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