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05-22-2014, 04:11 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-22-2014, 04:15 PM by zag.)
Same problem
This is the second time with the second 1100 where the breather hose was off. Yet again oil filled, slugged carbs. How does it come out? The clamp is good or both previous owners were high?
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05-22-2014, 04:19 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-22-2014, 04:21 PM by Keith.)
RE: Same problem
from what i have read @zag the oil box filling up thus getting to the carbs is due to some putting too much oil in the bike. so some take that hose and route it under the bike so it does not happen. it had to have been connected at some point for the oil to get into the box.
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05-22-2014, 07:58 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-22-2014, 07:59 PM by OldePhart.)
RE: Same problem
Yeah...I don't see how the hose being disconnected would result in oil in the carbs, As @Keith says it's more likely the other way 'round - guy notices carbs are getting gunked up and figures the solution is to remove the hose where the oil is coming in...

(Besides, if you can get oil to drip on the ground you can pretend it's a HD...)

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05-22-2014, 11:27 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-22-2014, 11:32 PM by zag.)
Re: Same problem
Good points. I have sprayed Seafoam cleaner into carbs, cleaned and changed the plugs. Now it's very smooth. Also there is this closed hose under the air filter assembly. Wonder if this for draining extras but it is dry though.
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05-23-2014, 01:33 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-23-2014, 01:34 AM by Mr RCOM.)
RE: Same problem
I went and got a length of viynl tube and connect it to the tube coming off the motor and ran it down the bike and it exits onto the ground. No more soot or oil.

Just a suggestion

That capped hose is a vacuum line. Like for when your syncing carbs
LoLrcycle rider Cool
05-23-2014, 02:39 AM,
Re: Same problem
I guess I missed something in the post. Here is the diagram. Disconnected hose (not anymore) was connected to front cylinder on the other end and that closed pipe is from the air cover.

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05-23-2014, 03:02 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-23-2014, 03:14 AM by Mr RCOM.)
RE: Same problem
Wait what? I was just offering a suggestion to the oil/soot problem that can happen with that breather tube that connects to the front cylinder.

For example my bike doesnt have the air box so that tube used to have its own little filter. After awhile it got all gunked up and just ultra dirty. So i just basically lengthened the tube so it exits away from the bike. I think the tiny amount of oil that sometimes escapes from the tube was dripping on the motor and burning. Causing the soot. So that could be a problem only happening to me...

And that capped off smaller tube. On my bike at least the other end was connected to the intake tract between the carb outlet and the motors head. On the rear cylinder. The front just has a capped off nub.
You asked what it was for right?

Now im reading you wrong! Haha

See mine didnt have that tube. Im wondering what it is too
LoLrcycle rider Cool
05-23-2014, 11:17 AM,
RE: Same problem
I was just putting in more details for clarification. I know you are a smart guy. Lol.
Ok I will put a long non-smoking pipe. :D
05-23-2014, 11:23 PM,
RE: Same problem
my air box has a piece of air cleaner foam in it. to soak up additional sloshing oil
I hope you habbe solved you problem and I hope you cleaned up that that dry dirt between the cycliners while you had it appart. WD40 and a nylon bush will do a great job.
p.s. still looking for photos of you new ride
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05-23-2014, 11:43 PM,
Re: Same problem
Oh yes I have cleaned them well and now it rides very smooth now. No leakage is noticed after the surgery but will be keeping an eye on it for some time. As per your request, here are the pics. Yesterday I took off the logos, front grill, etc, and pretty much striped it for city rides. Tomorrow I am planning to go to Detroit for a day.. About 4hrs one way from my place. :)
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05-23-2014, 11:47 PM,
RE: Same problem
I have thought about pulling the logos off my bike how did you do it
did it leave any marks?
Two wheels moves me body and soul Cool
05-24-2014, 12:07 AM,
RE: Same problem
WD40, flat head screw driver wrapped in tissue paper or piece of cloth to avoid scratching the paint.
Sprayed WD40 and left for few minutes then start pulling from thin side of logo. They are pretty flexible. Keep pulling with screw driver and keep spraying. Some patience and it will be pulled off completely. Once out you can easily remove the residue of glue by spraying and scraping with some hard plastic. I used ice scrapper that I use for my car in winter.
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