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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Kinked Breather Line From Factory

Not a biggie... but something worth reporting, I think.

This morning I had the left side tupperware off my 2011 Versys to run some auxillary wiring from my Fuzeblock under the seat up to the front end of the bike.

Upon inspecting the uncovered left side of the bike... looking for a good route for the new wires to follow, I noticed some sort of black tubing that had an obvous hard kink in it. (I should have stopped right there and headed for the camera.)

Upon further inspection I determined it was one of the two breather hoses had been caught between its connection to the tank and the frame. It was a hard/sharp kink and there was no doubt that not much "breathing" was going on here. It's the first time I've been in there... so I assume it happened during manufacture/assembly.

I was able to work the kink out of the line easy enough and now it drops straight down from its fitting to the tank and the ground...

I'm not sure if the kink would have ever done any significant damage... but it shouldn't have been there in the first place... and in the picture below you can see how much gunk drained out of the line once it was unkinked.

So... just a heads up for when you're in that vicinity of your Versys - take a look at these two rubber tubes and make sure they're configured properly.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 11:50 AM
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Thanks. I will look next time I have that bodywork off.
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Thanks for highlighting what could be potential problem in the future. I'll check mine.

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That's a rain water/gasoline spill drain tube.. If the drain hose does clog, rain water accumulation may contaminate fuel in the tank, but it has no effect on cap vacuum control.
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