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Offline James99

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Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:47:00 pm »
I have a 99 concours. I have a clear hose that is about 16 inches long that runs down side of battery on the throttle side of the bike. One end is pointed down, but the other end is disconnected and I can’t figure out where it connects. Any help is greatly appreciated

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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 03:02:50 pm »
Vent line to the carbs? but they usually run along the upper part of the frame
I have no idea about anything.
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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 03:10:24 pm »
I can’t see where to connect to carbs

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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 03:37:29 pm »
I have a 99 concours. I have a clear hose that is about 16 inches long that runs down side of battery on the throttle side of the bike. One end is pointed down, but the other end is disconnected and I can’t figure out where it connects. Any help is greatly appreciated

I have an '01 with a vent tube for batteries that used to need maintenance.

With a maintenence-free battery now, I just leave the hose alone.  A

All that extra weight of empty hose has not affected my mileage at all.  :-)
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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 03:37:49 pm »
It's probably a vent hose for an old style battery.  If you have a sealed battery, you can chuck it.  HTH

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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 04:10:19 pm »
Thank you so much for the info! I would have gone crazy looking for somewhere to plug it into!

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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 10:08:34 pm »
Thank you so much for the info! I would have gone crazy looking for somewhere to plug it into!


it gives away the fact you are young enough, not to recall the battery design that was used on all bikes prior to the invention of the "sealed" battery... which is in no way meant to be derogatory...
It's refreshing to see, actually, I forget sometimes just how much technology has changed us as a bike savvy community... it's all good....
pull the hose, ride safe,

reminds me how old I am, as a kid, we had to open cans and bottles using a contraption we all carried, and referred to as a "church key"...
good times...





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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 11:38:54 pm »
MOB, some of those cans looked ;like they might have at one time contained the most excellent beer. :rotflmao:
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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 12:38:09 am »
  MOB 'only" drinks the best brew!! :beerchug:
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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 03:35:18 am »
I remember when they invented pull-tab tops and twist-off caps.

It was the beginning of the decline of western civilization.
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Re: Clear hose that runs down next to battery
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2018, 10:32:36 pm »
I remember when they invented pull-tab tops and twist-off caps.

It was the beginning of the decline of western civilization.

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growing up, my dad ALWAYS bought cases of long neck bottles, had them delivered to the house actually... my job was to pull all the bottles out, wipe them off, and spray the (returnable) case with roach spray... (back then, all those heavy cardboard cases had cockroaches, and eggs in them.. from storage at the distribution centers...)..

we never had cockroaches, so I guess it was a good thing...
I was always allowed to drink a beer (from a glass) wit my dad, from the time I could sit in a chair.. so it was never a big deal around our house. (until I was in high school, and everyone had to 'sneak a beer' and drive around drinking...) dumb kids, and dumber parents for making them 'sneak' to drink... it actually made kids drink to get hammered drunk, because it was 'forbidden fruit'... ahh I digress.. :-X :-[ :truce:

we always carried a 'church key', even as kids, for opening pop bottles, and such. The first easy open cans didn't surface for a long time, and the 'ring-pull' cans just made it easier for kids to get to drinking... twist off lids were still years away for bottles...
I think the original Coor's cans were the neat ones, you had to press a button to pop the seal, and then press the opening, to make the drinky-hole.. short lived contrivance at that...didn't make a lot of difference for us in Ohio tho, as you couldn't get that Golden Brew here... but we would pile into a van, and drive all night, to do a 'cannon ball express' to bring some back for the cool factor.. Cleveland to Colorado, and back, overnighter's were a bi-monthly event.
 :)) :beerchug:
I still hate twist off bottles, useless for bottling home made beers... and those are the best beers... Home made that is...

  MOB 'only" drinks the best brew!! :beerchug:

being diabetic, I don't do the mass consumption thing, it just doesn't work, but.. I do enjoy a nice home brew, or quality 'Craft' beer on occasion..

gettin' old sucks bigtime, glad I killed off all those weak braincells early in my youth...

some of the best times in my life, were had while sharing a stubby bottle of beer, with my dad, and family,  in our Canadian cabin in Ontario...priceless...

ride safe, ride sober, and enjoy.
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