What is this hose? ’98 1500


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lgjhn
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What is this hose? ’98 1500

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I’m working on a ’98 1500 Aspencade (timing belt replacement and front shock rebuild).
Completed the belt change and while putting the right side timing cover back on, I noticed this hose dangling.
It was originally mounted in the plastic wire clamp that’s mounted to the right side frame tube and ran down under the bike.
I looked everywhere under there within the length of the hose for a connection point....nothing.
I’m thinking that it’s possibly a vent/drain hose off the air filter box, maybe?
Any thoughts and info would be much appreciated....thanks guys.

BTW, the timing belts on this bike were the originals....23 years old. 30K miles.
Why they didn’t break, is amazing. There was quite a bit of rubber build-up on the idlers that needed cleaning off.
Shocks were completely shot with little/no fluid left in em soaking the whole front of the bike, including the calipers and brake pads.




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Re: What is this hose? ’98 1500

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Could also be coolant overflow hose from coolant reservoir, it is right above where you are working....
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Re: What is this hose? ’98 1500

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"..Could also be coolant overflow hose from coolant reservoir, it is right above where you are working...."

Just traced it out a few minutes ago...
Yep. You're correct, DenverWinger, It's the coolant reservoir overflow.
Thanks much.
LJ
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