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Offline Tim

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What are these floppy dingle-dongers?
« on: September 06, 2017, 01:00:08 am »
Hello everyone!

I purchased an '88 Concours a week ago. I have been doing some maintenance (valve adjustment, fluid changes, plugs) and I discovered these floppy upside-down t-fittings between carbs 1 and 2, and 3 and 4; What are these?

I consulted my service manual and found no evidence of what they should be leading to... They were open, so I attached sections of vent line and routed them towards the neck of the frame to (maybe) make it harder for garbage/dirt to get in.

I assume these fittings once led to some emissions  thinger that has since been removed, but maybe not?

Here is a photo of what I'm talking about, along with a photo of what I found in the manual, and an additional photo of my bike for those who are interested.

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Re: What are these floppy dingle-dongers?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 01:14:33 am »
Those are fittings for the vent tubes.

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Re: What are these floppy dingle-dongers?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 01:37:30 am »
Where are they supposed to be routed to?

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Re: What are these floppy dingle-dongers?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 03:12:09 am »
They route up and rearwards along the backbone frametube, and end above the rear of the airbox, pointing downwards...
There should be a metal clip back there that holds them in place against the frame tube...

Don't plug them... they are floatbowl.vents, and need to be there...

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Re: What are these floppy dingle-dongers?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 03:21:15 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJpRePt9GNA&feature=plcp


   Steve's video on carb installation will show you where they go.
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Re: What are these floppy dingle-dongers?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 03:24:15 am »
Oh, ok. Thanks for the info! I'll take a look for that clip tomorrow.

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Re: What are these floppy dingle-dongers?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 03:28:49 am »
Should be one on either side, back behind the big rubber tank block in the rear.

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