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Is this stock airfilter & what to do with tank lines?

2009 and I'm de-smogging and going through maintenance as I just bought it.

1. The air filter looks like it has some fuzzy little yellow hairy stuff on one side, and the other side is regular foam. Is this the stock filter and should I clean and re-use?

2. Any benefit to removing the backfire screen?


3. I'm de-smogging the bike and have three lines coming from the bottom of tank. I know one has to be the overflow, (the longest one?). The other two have the red and blue dot. What are they for and what do I do with them?
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1. The air filter looks like it has some fuzzy little yellow hairy stuff on one side, and the other side is regular foam. Is this the stock filter and should I clean and re-use?
Yes, wash and re-oil. I wash mine in gasoline but I am smart enough not to catch myself on fire. Then I use a 1/4 mixture of oil/gas to re-oil. Someone from OSHA will be by shortly.
2. Any benefit to removing the backfire screen? No.


3. I'm de-smogging the bike and have three lines coming from the bottom of tank. I know one has to be the overflow, (the longest one?). The other two have the red and blue dot. What are they for and what do I do with them? No a clue.
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Read thru this thread for your answers:

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Thanks. So for anyone else wanting to know:


1. Cap the red line (return line for condensed fuel) on the tank.

2. Run the blue line on the tank towards the ground as it's a vent line. You can add a filter on the end if desired to maintain fuel tank venting.

3. Leave the black water/fuel overflow drain line open to ground.
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When I pulled my tank off the bike the Red hose started leaking fuel, flowing fuel! So I plugged the end of the hose with a bolt and sat the tank on a flat surface.

Thinking it was an anomoly I pulled it off at the spigot to cap it and fuel poured out.
What gives?
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So, once you 'cap' the red line it won't leak. Here's a pic of mine on the GREEN HORNET. Been that way for a LONG time, and MANY miles!
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Oh so I'm not nuts and my tank isn't broken! lol. Thanks for the confirmation.
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Is it ok if I attach my drain overflow line to my vent line with a T so I only have one long tube coming down?
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Is it ok if I attach my drain overflow line to my vent line with a T so I only have one long tube coming down?
I wouldn't

might be a chance that you suck up some water form the short length into the tank.

as you ride the fuel used up creates a vacuum so the tank has to suck in some air through the breather.

I don't know what the bottle at the bottom end of my breather is for, but could be just an expansion chamber to collect water that gets sucked up and then can drain before going all the way up the line.
You could try mounting this bottle up high before the 'T' to help prevent suckage, but there is not much room up high.

I just added a PowerComnderV and AutoTune O2 sensor to my V.
I run another thick cable to the AutoTune O2 sensor and kept the Factory sensor cable (with a O2 Eliminator connected) running down the crankcase space as well as the 2 drainage tubes and airbox drain tube... I think you can cope with 2 tubes instead of one.
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Is your little container at the bottom of your tube perhaps a filter to keep dirty air from getting sucked up?
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And if the blue line is simply an air vent line for the tank, there is ZERO reason for it to need a tube that extends to the ground, especially if it's being desmogged.

I would summise that the reason it had a longer line in the first place was so it could reach the charcoal cannister crap and not "pollute" the environment.

Anyone care to clarify or explain or confirm this?
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