tank venting, sooprise!!
phezanthawk at wowway.com
Wed Aug 8 12:32:51 PDT 2007
Noted. Thank you.
> Larry, I've had pods on a couple of naked bikes without the problem you
> describe. I believe Art is right. My bowl vent tubes are routed right
> up under the tank/seat. If you take off the tank, there is a rubber
> damper with grooves in it. I route my vent tubes up through the holes
> in the frame member above the carbs and then lay them in 2 of the
> grooves in the rubber damper. The tank holds them in place without
> closing them off.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Art Lischer <alisch80 at mchsi.com>
> Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2007 9:29 am
> Subject: Re: tank venting, sooprise!!
> Cc: gpzlist at micapeak.com
>> Sorry for the repeat, lol. As I was writing I was thinking this
>> 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
>> back in '85. Then it just took zip tying the hoses to a different
>> behind the airbox.
>> Art in DM
>> Larry Zoia wrote:
>> >> Larry,
>> >> 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
>> > actually help venting, but if the idea is to equalize pressure,
>> > makes more sense than the turbulence overcoming the intake at
>> the carb
>> > throats.
>> > Is there any problem with shortening the tubes?
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