Re Routing the Breather hoses?
Posted August 09, 2000 - 06:58 PM
Posted August 09, 2000 - 07:03 PM
On your carburetor there will be four (4) float bowl vent tubes and one overflow tube the black one that comes straight out the bottom. The two vent tubes which start out pointed up (one on each side) should be routed into the air box. The other two which are pointed down can continue down to below the frame. Make sure the ends are etiher split for 3/4 of and inch or cut on a angle so not to clog with crud.
Posted August 10, 2000 - 05:47 AM
Posted August 10, 2000 - 07:35 AM
on the '98, both #57 hoses start out going up.
for the '00, I would guess the #52 hose. By the way it looks, you will need to put in a T connector to run 1 end of #52 down, and 1 up, for both sides of the carb.
Does anyone know if a T is necessary?
Posted August 10, 2000 - 11:48 AM
Posted August 11, 2000 - 05:56 PM
Posted August 13, 2000 - 07:01 AM
Ray, Glad to help.
why would you need a t connector doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?
It depends on the carb design. I didn't use one because in effect there is already one there (refer to exploded view, T is between #57 & #58 hoses).
You would need one if gas runs out of the hose in question when the bike's on it's side.
No, it doesn't defeat the purpose. The bike stalls in deep water because it draws a vaccum on the float bowl... not because water is getting in. A T will allow fuel to drain if needed, while still venting the bowl when the bottom hose is submerged.