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1Back to top Go down   Mystery tube Empty Mystery tube Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:34 am

Bikesmith

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Hey guys,
    What is this little tube coming out of the transmission of my 85 K100rs right under the battery shelf?
Mystery tube Tube


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1985 BMW K100RS
1959 BMW R60
1942 Chevrolet 3/4-ton Special
1940 Royal Enfield WD/CO
1975 Porsche 911S
    

2Back to top Go down   Mystery tube Empty Re: Mystery tube Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:42 am

Inge K.

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Battery breather.


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K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

3Back to top Go down   Mystery tube Empty Re: Mystery tube Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:54 am

Bikesmith

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So, where should that loose end be plugged into? Into the battery? My battery doesn't have a hole for it. Should I leave it loose?


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Jon
Mechanically competent, electrically perplexed
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1985 BMW K100RS
1959 BMW R60
1942 Chevrolet 3/4-ton Special
1940 Royal Enfield WD/CO
1975 Porsche 911S
    

4Back to top Go down   Mystery tube Empty Re: Mystery tube Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:07 am

Chocolate

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A modern AGM or Gel Batterie will not need this tube.

A old acid Battery will net this tube, when it heats up it will evaporate water and a bid acid.
If the tube isn't connected or plugged with dirt, the acid will drop on the frame and destroy the frame coat.
I had that, looks ugly!

Cheers

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Onya Choco, in some cases photos are the only way to go!


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K100RS 1986 RED!

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