What is below the stator on a gl 1200?


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What is below the stator on a gl 1200?

Post by mybaybe » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:49 pm



I have a small leak below my stator after i start my bike. it just started leaking, it leaks down on my muffler and starts to smoke up and burn.


how can i fix it and what is it. i took it off and trimmed the hose back and put it back on and still leaks. I would like to know what it is before i take it off and work on it.



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Re: What is below the stator on a gl 1200?

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:37 pm

It is your crankcase breather tube and reservoir.

When you get moisture in the crankcase from blow-by, it is routed back into the intake in the air box, but condensed water and sludge drain down into the reservoir through this hose.

Crankcase Breather Tube
Crankcase Breather Tube

You're supposed to disconnect this hose and empty the reservoir as part of your regular maintenance. I suspect your reservoir is full, and it's backed up and now leaking. Expect a big mess when you disconnect the hose from the reservoir.

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Re: What is below the stator on a gl 1200?

Post by mybaybe » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:14 pm

thank you very much. i was expecting a much more of a headache than this fix. it doesn't leak much after i start it. i cut it off to stop the smoking from the oil burning on the muffler and looks like fresh oil on my garage floor.
this isn't my picture, i got off the internet.

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Re: What is below the stator on a gl 1200?

Post by mybaybe » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:31 pm

i would like to thank very much. i took it off and cleaned it out and put it back on. i ran the bike for about 25 minutes. the burning off of oil on the mufflers stopped and i did see any more leaking.

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Re: What is below the stator on a gl 1200?

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:22 pm

mybaybe wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:31 pm
i would like to thank very much. i took it off and cleaned it out and put it back on. i ran the bike for about 25 minutes. the burning off of oil on the mufflers stopped and i did see any more leaking.
Glad to hear it, and that it was a simple (i.e. free) fix! :)



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