Drain bottle.


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Chameleon
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Drain bottle.

Postby Chameleon » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:02 pm



On all bikes I have ever owned the crank vented to the out side thru a tube. What if a person eliminated this catch bottle alltogether and let it breath without it?



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Re: Drain bottle.

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:07 pm

Personally I wouldn't leave a open pipe into the crankcase.You know,dirt,bugs,humidity and all that.

Chameleon
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Re: Drain bottle.

Postby Chameleon » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:16 pm

Does'nt have to be open you could put a filter on the end of the hose to keep it clean.

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Re: Drain bottle.

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:39 pm

Chameleon wrote:Does'nt have to be open you could put a filter on the end of the hose to keep it clean.


What is the advantage of this over stock?
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Chameleon
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Re: Drain bottle.

Postby Chameleon » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:01 am

I just bought this bike and checked the drain bottle to find it full of water. Eliminate the tank and and forget about it, you don't have to worry about draining it again. I put a filter on the end of the hose to act like a breather on any other engine.

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Re: Drain bottle.

Postby rzaugg » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:48 pm

If the separator tank, located at the back edge of the storage tray area, is full of water. Then the drain tube that it has is plugged. Compressed air through the hose from the "bottle" end should easily fix that for a good long time and you won't have to drain it.

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Re: Drain bottle.

Postby Chameleon » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:01 am

Should be easy to check now beings I have half the bike tore apart now to replace the cooling fan and timing belts. 61000 miles and still had original belts on it. I'm glad I decided to change them because they were about to the end of their time. Thanks for the suggestion I'll check the seperator tank at the same time. The hose from one tank to the other tank was empty but that don't always mean nothing.




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