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small oil reservoir/
« on: November 22, 2017, 09:27:21 pm »
There are directions in the owner's manual to inspect and drain the small bottle reservoir on the left side under the fairing after the directions for changing the air filter. Why is it there and where would it drain from? No clue in the book. Is it for blowby? overfill? Or?? Just curious if anyone might known.
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 10:39:16 pm »
OMG!! Your following the instructions??   :-\
  You should be ashamed!!!

PS: You probably already know this, but I'm clueless on this one.   :sign0137:

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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 11:57:26 pm »
Sorry  :'(  I'll know better next time. That'll be a valve adjustment. I'll just wing it... :truce:
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 03:25:42 am »
There are directions in the owner's manual to inspect and drain the small bottle reservoir on the left side under the fairing after the directions for changing the air filter. Why is it there and where would it drain from? No clue in the book. Is it for blowby? overfill? Or?? Just curious if anyone might known.
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From the Service Manual (p. 3-67): "A drain hose is connected to the bottom of the air cleaner part to drain water or oil accumulated in the cleaner part."

Assuming you've not yet picked up a Service Manual. It will come in handy ... :-)
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 04:55:43 am »
You mean this.

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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 10:33:56 am »
I don't think my '10 has one of those but that's got to be it. Could be I never noticed it.
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 12:46:46 pm »
Excellent. Thanks for the feedback guys. Service manual is on the list -check! I knew someone would know. The "living knowledge base" here never ceases to amaze me. I thought that was what it was. Mine was clean and dry. Appreciate it!!   :beerchug:
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 01:59:17 pm »
Excellent. Thanks for the feedback guys. Service manual is on the list -check! I knew someone would know. The "living knowledge base" here never ceases to amaze me. I thought that was what it was. Mine was clean and dry. Appreciate it!!   :beerchug:

Usually it will be but there can be an oily liquid in it that drains out of the airbox.  My experience with the C14 is that there is rarely fluid here unless you ride in the rain and then it often fills up.  Some others bikes I've had seem to catch a lot of oil in their similar catch bottle.  It's probably due to a variety of reasons.  Most people never notice this thing since it's tucked out of the way down in front of the shift lever.
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 02:06:10 pm »
My 11 year old ZX14 catch tube has always been dry inside, on the ZX you can see it clearly on the left if you get down to that eye level. My KLR also has one and it had a wee bit of moisture in it, my C14, I'll probably never touch or look at it, ever.  :great:
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 05:44:13 pm »
Interesting!

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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 08:28:53 pm »
My 11 year old ZX14 catch tube has always been dry inside, on the ZX you can see it clearly on the left if you get down to that eye level. My KLR also has one and it had a wee bit of moisture in it, my C14, I'll probably never touch or look at it, ever.  :great:

Yep, thiscatch bottle on my '13 Concours appears to stay dry as well; I too have never had to mess with it.
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2017, 04:13:28 am »
Don’t forget to change the blinker lube too!
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2017, 11:32:26 am »
Don’t forget to change the blinker lube too!

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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2017, 01:35:40 pm »
I don't check mine often, but I've had a decent amount of water in mine when I do. I have also ridden thousands of miles in the rain though.

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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2017, 01:51:13 pm »
Makes me wonder why catch it at all?
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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 03:40:54 pm »
Makes me wonder why catch it at all?



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Re: small oil reservoir/
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 04:40:03 pm »
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