hose question


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hose question

Postby m2102 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:58 pm



ealier today before i went for ride,i was looking around my wing,checking oil,air,wiping down to clean it up a bit and on the left side as i sit in the saddle,down by the shifter behind the cover is two clamped plugged hoses tha when i took the plugs out some nasty liquid came out. what are the hoses to and how ofte should they be drained?



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Re: hose question

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:12 pm

They are the crankcase ventilation hoses. When burning gases blow past piston rings into the crankcase, instead of blowing them into the atmosphere, which would cause the bike to fail emissions, it feeds them back into the intake plenum, so that they can be burned again. They are cooled in the plenum, and as they cool, moisture condenses out of them (one of the byproducts of combustion being water vapor). This moisture pools and is drained into these tubes. The tubes can't be left unplugged, as will open a channel directly into the intake plenum. So they need to be periodically drained - more often if riding in wet conditions.

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Re: hose question

Postby m2102 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:28 pm

thanks wingadmin,wasn't sure what they were and recall draining them once or twice before.now i know why and what


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