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Two hoses on kickstand side

I'm a complete newbie with motorcycles, so please bear with me. There are two open ended hoses near the kickstand. I traced them up the housing where they disappear near the seat. I'm thinking one might be the drain hose (from looking in the MOM). Don't really have a clue about the other one. I'd like to know if anyone could verify what they are.

One of them has a clear plastic bubble in the middle, near the end. It has what looks like a little oil on the inside. Any ideas?
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gas overfill drain and oil breather line I think.


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From memory the one with the small amount of oil in it should have a cap at end. It is a drain line from the aircleaner, you can remove the cap and squeeze out the oil and replace cap
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Hmm, I don't have a cap. Guess I need to find a replacement.

Thanks for the help!
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If you are talking about the small black flexy tube that hangs in front of the exhaust. It is the breather from the air-filter and there may be a teaspoon full of stuff in there.

Pull the little plug out with a rag or paper towel and let what little there is in there drip on to that. You can also 'milk' it like a cow to encourage the stuff to come out. If you do it every 6 months or so it will be fine.

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Here is a post way back from Machog, I think this is what your talking about, at work and my bike is home so not quite sure.
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Both these tubes are on the opposite side, with the openings right near the kickstand. They run straight up the side of the bike. Picture would help I'm sure, but I'm at work too.
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I sure once the brains trust wakes up you will get the correct answers, photos do make it easy.
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The left hand side hose is the FUEL overflow line and the right hand side is the Water overflow line.

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They are just hanging down open. Should I get a cap for them?

Is the Water overflow line for the coolant system?

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You don't need to cap the Overflow lines as that will defect the purpose. Just don't even bother that they are there.

If you open your fuel cap you will see a hole on the left side. That is where the overflow line is connected and it come down near the kick stand.

If you see at the water/coolant tanks right side cowling. you will find a line coming down to the right side on the the bike. This line is to release pressure build up in the surge tank or if you overfill, it will drain off on pressure as the temperature build up.

They are just some pipes to bleed the extra fuel or water.
Don't worry on it, just go and enjoy your ride.

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I have one more line on the left side of the bike, right next to the fuel overflow line, open at the end. Its the same as the other black lines, except it has a clear bubble near the end of the line. The bubble has some black stuff, maybe oil, in it. This is the one that most concerns me. I've scoured the service manual and can't find anything about it.
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I think the one your concern about on the left is drain from the aircleaner, will look at my bike after i get up from working this blinkin night shift and post you a picture, probably in about 6 to 8 hrs time
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I should be home in a couple hours. I'll try to post a picture of the tube.

Thanks for the help everyone!
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Hopefully my friend it will be all sorted once you post the pic's, anyway on this forum we love pic's of bikes
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Jordantk,

You don't specifiy the year of your Versys, but for the 2007 and 2008 models, the service manual shows three drain hoses.

The coolant overflow drain tube is on the right side of the bike (as you are sitting on it) towards the front of the engine, basically right below the radiator.

On the left side of the bike, by the kickstand are the fuel tank overflow tube and the air cleaner drain tube. The air cleaner drain tube is the one with a plug. There may be some oil in the air cleaner drain tube, per the MOM, pg 111, you should drain that and replug.

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Hose Pictures

I've attached a couple pictures showing the hoses. The one hose I'm trying to identify is the one with the clear plastic bubble.
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I've attached a couple pictures showing the hoses. The one hose I'm trying to identify is the one with the clear plastic bubble.
Air cleaner drain. There should be something in the owner's manual about draining it periodically.

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First image is the clear hose that has a cap in end and is a drain for aircleaner

@2nd pic, just jumping on here and asking anyone what is the black connection I am pointing to
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The pics are great. Thanks for all the help in figuring this out everyone.

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Kiwi41,

I think you are pointing to the oxygen sensor connector.

The service manual shows this in the area you are looking at, and European models require an oxygen sensor in the exhaust system that plugs in right there.

Check out the pictures on page 3-74 to see if that matches your connector.

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