tank venting, sooprise!!
alisch80 at mchsi.com
Wed Aug 8 06:28:34 PDT 2007
Sorry for the repeat, lol. As I was writing I was thinking this was
familiar. Cutting them should not hurt as long as it is to get the ends
into a zone of quiet air. Had same problem with my new Nighthawk 700
back in '85. Then it just took zip tying the hoses to a different place
behind the airbox.
Art in DM
Larry Zoia wrote:
>> More than likely the carb bowl vent tube ends are in a spot where air is
>> rushing by and not allow in the bowls to vent properly. Atmospheric air
>> pressure must be able to equalize with the space above the fuel level in
>> the bowls or fuel will not flow.
>> Moving your knees created a different air flow pattern around the bike.
>> Move the tube ends to a place that is not subject to air movement.
>> Problem should go away.
> Yeah, Art, I remember your ealier post. I had a hard time wrapping my
> mind around that idea as I didn't know
> exactly how they worked. I figured that the siphoning effect might
> actually help venting, but if the idea is to equalize pressure, that
> makes more sense than the turbulence overcoming the intake at the carb
> Is there any problem with shortening the tubes?
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