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Old 07-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #16
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just gonna make ten of these.
I'd be interested in one of those.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:12 PM   #17
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:32 PM   #18
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found and ordered a brass adapter with a rubber o-ring, but it was back ordered till Aug 31st......good news is I found one cheaper shipping included with a crush washer...it's in steel (good or bad on that). I'll post up for future reference the parts sources, and a very slight mod to the adapter.

I'm guessing 42' on the breather hose, this will take it up to the top tube next to the frame pump as AW suggested.

I'll post up in venders when I get the stuff together. For picts and such.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:46 AM   #19
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #20
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I got the adapters in, these were 18x1.5 male and 1/8" NPT female. Couldn't just tap out the NPT to 10mmx1.0 which I had hoped to do as the NPT didn't go all the way through the fitting. It's never easy. So the back of the adapter was drlled out to 11/27" then retaped with the 1/8 NPT, then taped out to 10mm.

Drilling back of adapter.




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still waiting for the banjo fittings. The adapters look a lot like the plug on the FD, mainly the look of the collar around the nut. These appear to be chrome plated.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #21
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chrome...

that may make the rest of my bike look bad worse.

Looking good One Less, thanks for running with this.

quanto costa?
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:37 PM   #22
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no cost yet as I need to price the hose. Guess it depends on how greedy I am... lucked out as there was no charge for shipping on the two sets of orders, which will keep cost down. As I met the minimum free shipping cost for the adapters, and the banjo bolts shipping was included in purchase price which wasn't too bad at all. It did take longer than expected to tap the parts and I buggered up my 10mm trying to make it a bottom tap, which didn't work as planned.

Guys give me some feedback on hose length, I'm thinking 42 inches will make it up to the back bone of the frame and slide it next to the frame pump as AW suggested. That will allow about 6" extra.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:00 PM   #23
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no cost yet as I need to price the hose. Guess it depends on how greedy I am... lucked out as there was no charge for shipping on the two sets of orders, which will keep cost down. As I met the minimum free shipping cost for the adapters, and the banjo bolts shipping was included in purchase price which wasn't too bad at all. It did take longer than expected to tap the parts and I buggered up my 10mm trying to make it a bottom tap, which didn't work as planned.

Guys give me some feedback on hose length, I'm thinking 42 inches will make it up to the back bone of the frame and slide it next to the frame pump as AW suggested. That will allow about 6" extra.
I'd go 48", just in case I have mine routed up under the seat along the subframe, and it required the full 4'. Maybe it's cause all that crazy travel suspension I got out back!
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:41 PM   #24
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I'd go 48", just in case I have mine routed up under the seat along the subframe, and it required the full 4'. Maybe it's cause all that crazy travel suspension I got out back!
There are better ways to get a longer wheel base.....but if it works for you that's all that counts.

I was going to route to the swing arm pivot then up by the battery box to the the frame back bone.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:44 PM   #25
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please forgive my ignorance, but what is the point of doing this.
mind you i have only had an airhead for about 2 weeks and i still have a long, long way to go.
i just want to learn all i can.
if you don't feel like explaining and can point me to a different thread, i would appreciate that as well.

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Old 08-03-2012, 07:58 PM   #26
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IF one does creek crossings where the water is up to the final drive breather water will seep in and turn the oil into a chocolate milk shake. The longer breather hose it to prevent that. If not then don't worry about the mod. Mainly for the few nut cases that think the G/S us a U-boat.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #27
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ah ha. probably not for me then,
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:02 PM   #28
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OK, everything's here and they are ready to go out. Only 3 left. (08/17/2012) Comes with FD adapter, banjo fitting and bolt, three crush washers, three cable ties, and 42" of black nylon hose. Price is $42.00 which includes shipping to the USA. PayPal only if paying as a gift, this is to avoid the pay pal fees.





Suggested routing--be careful and don't kink the nylon hose, it's not as flexible as rubber, but should last longer.

From FD under shock mount on right side-



Then up through the hole near the frame tubing and use a strip tie on the hose just on top of where the hose exits the hole. Don't put a strip tie at the first hole (marked off in red), if one is used here, the suspension movement will pull on the hose. With the strip tie near the frame, this is more at the pivot point and pulls on the hose less.





Then up by battery into the back bone of the frame next to the frame pump.

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Old 08-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #29
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On my R80ST I'm using a hose like that for some months now.
When I take the hose of it's full of condensation.
I'm a bit afraid this wil drain back into my gearbox and final drive.(made one on the gearbox as well.)

I know my bike gets warm enough. Normally it should be able to loose the moisture through the short original breather.

Just a bit afraid it might not solve the problem. (or cause the same problem in a different way)
I know it helps in river crossing. Tried that.........

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #30
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IF one does creek crossings where the water is up to the final drive breather water will seep in and turn the oil into a chocolate milk shake. The longer breather hose it to prevent that. If not then don't worry about the mod. Mainly for the few nut cases that think the G/S us a U-boat.
I don't even think it takes a river crossing. Heavy splashing and long rides in heavy rains have been enough to do it for me. I've only had my final drive under few enough times to count on one hand, but I've found milky final drive oil quite a few times when no deep water was encountered.
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