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Old 10-07-2012, 10:05 PM   #5
Love those blue pipes
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Originally Posted by TUCKERS View Post
The only danger is dripping gas.

After doing a canisterectomy I connect both of these hoses together up there with a Y pipe and just drop one hose down to a safe place. The best place seems to be next to your rear brake master cyclinder with enough hose hanging down that any spills don't touch anything.

As it is now if your bike falls over when it is hot or running, or if you over fill your gas tank when hot....gasoline could drip on the engine and cause a fire.
Using a Y-pipe seems like a simple way to eliminate a hose - but if the end of the hose gets plugged (mud, wasp's nest, etc.) it would direct accumulated rain water under the filler cap straight into the tank. That would ruin your day and you might have the tank apart for filter change a couple of times before you figured it out.
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