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post #1 of 9 Old Mar 22nd, 2020, 1:29 pm Thread Starter
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post #2 of 9 Old Mar 22nd, 2020, 3:08 pm
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Re: Breather tube replacement video!

Thanks for the video Kirk. I remember sending you a request for just such a video. I did mine a few months ago and it wasn't really too bad a job.
The bike runs so much better now and I think I saved a couple of thousand dollars doing it myself.
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That looks to be a major PITA!!!

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That looks to be a major PITA!!!
It really wasn't that bad. The old saying goes, How do you eat an elephant. One bite at a time. And that's the way to look at a job like this.
If you look at it as a series of smaller tasks that you have to accomplish on the way to your final goal it doesn't seem so daunting.
Just peal away the layers of the onion.
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Re: Breather tube replacement video!

Peeling an onion. Yea. That's exactly what working on a LT is.
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Peeling an onion. Yea. That's exactly what working on a LT is.
And the analogy goes further. In both cases it can make you cry.
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Yes. It will make you cry.

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post #8 of 9 Old Apr 18th, 2020, 4:10 pm
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Re: Breather tube replacement tip!

I just replaced the breather tube and now I am finishing up the throttle cable replacement. I'm combining the jobs since they involve removing roughly the same parts.

I attached the new breather tube to the back of the throttle body, re-using the little Oetiker clamps, by opening them up on a smooth tapered steel shaft and then I closed them down onto their tubes with a end nipper, gently squeezing. I imagine that small conventional hose clamps would work just fine too.

Here's the important tip: To install the 1/2" hose that runs across the top of the engine onto the nipple (that you can barely reach through the very small opening on the right side of the engine, just above the fuel dis-connects) cut a 1"x 2" piece of wood to fifteen inches in length. Then cut a "V" notch into the end of it, just the size to accommodate the hose. Next, working from the front of the engine, between the radiators, with your right arm, insert the stick until you can see it through that opening. With your left hand use a long screwdriver, align the end of the hose with the nipple and then push it on with the stick. Be sure to position the hose clamp correctly onto the hose ahead time. Tighten the clamp. Voila!

PS My breather hose was cracked and ready to start breathing oil all over my engine. Thanks for the video Kirk!
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Re: Breather tube replacement tip!

Very good suggestions brassman96 on the install and on making the tool.
I used two long screwdrivers and a "salty" vocabulary.
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