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Old 08-13-2012, 05:19 PM   #31
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IF condensation is a worry one could add a "T" fitting with another hose at a low point to drain every now and then. I don't think water can travel up hill from the low point of the shock mount.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #32
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The gearbox.....

Did someone found the milky oil in the gearbox as well ????
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #33
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I agree with AW about it not taking a river crossing.

It's the tranny that I always find full of water. People talk about this oil or that oil making your tranny last longer. I think the thing that is going to make them last longer is keeping water out of the oil. A remote vent would have to help during water crossings and whatnot but I know from experience that 95% of the water that gets in there on a street bike is getting in there via the speedo cable. Shrinking electrical wire shrink insulation over the cable and boot 100% solves the problem. Same thing with carb and choke junction boxes that are constantly getting filled with grit without the same trick. It keeps them absolutely perfectly clean for a LONG time. Till you need new cables in my experience.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #34
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I agree with AW about it not taking a river crossing.

It's the tranny that I always find full of water. People talk about this oil or that oil making your tranny last longer. I think the thing that is going to make them last longer is keeping water out of the oil. A remote vent would have to help during water crossings and whatnot but I know from experience that 95% of the water that gets in there on a street bike is getting in there via the speedo cable. Shrinking electrical wire shrink insulation over the cable and boot 100% solves the problem. Same thing with carb and choke junction boxes that are constantly getting filled with grit without the same trick. It keeps them absolutely perfectly clean for a LONG time. Till you need new cables in my experience.
Sealing the speedo cable works really good. Have been doing that for many years.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #35
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I've always gunked the speedo cable boot with lots of grease.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #36
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I've always gunked the speedo cable boot with lots of grease.
I replaced mine with this.

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Old 08-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #37
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Tomorrow I'm moving this to venders so if you requested one, speak up. Tomorrow I'll remove the names of ones that said they were interested and haven't responded.. Guys who've already replied to my email and paid no worries yours will be shipped on Friday. Reason for for the rush is I would like to make one trip to the post office and ship these out. My paypal is (rsh17@msn.com).
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:18 PM   #38
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I have seen goop in the boot and other methods not work so well. I am just trying to help but the shrunk shrink tubing really works well. I discovered that trick shortly after getting my brand new LS and seeing how quickly the cable junction boxes filled with grit. It worked perfectly so then I tried the trick out on the speedo cable with the same results. I also do the same trick on Dellorto throttle cables at the carb. Without the trick those cable adjusters are like water funnels! AW's solution looks good too but I need my speedo! I hate to say it but I would rather have a speedo over a tach for a street bike.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:37 PM   #39
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OK. guys shrink tubing is going on tomorrow!! It'll give me a chance to refresh the grease.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #40
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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-




Classy looking piece of kit, by the way. Also, FYI, it looks like the locknut for your ride height adjustment backed itself off.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:44 PM   #41
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well shit, howd I miss that!!! Thanks!!!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #42
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Breather Mod to Australia

Hey One Less, I would like to get one of your mod kits (I often confuse my G/S with a U Boat).

I am in Sydney, Australia. How can we sort the postage?

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:24 AM   #43
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Hey One Less, I would like to get one of your mod kits (I often confuse my G/S with a U Boat).

I am in Sydney, Australia. How can we sort the postage?

Thanks,

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Old 08-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #44
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Hey One Less, I would like to get one of your mod kits (I often confuse my G/S with a U Boat).

I am in Sydney, Australia.

Thanks,

Toby
Did you change more things on your bike to make it U boat like ?
Things like air intake...???

Don't know if there is a thread about proper (deep) river crossings with an airhead. And how to make them able to handle it.
Have been trying to go the same depth as a G650X can handle but ended up pushing the bike...with a flooded engine.

Can someone help me find things about high air intakes?
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:33 AM   #45
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The vent holes are on top of the existing breather, which is around 16 1/2 mm dia.

So a bit 5/8" hose fits over it nicely and can be run up to the seat rail. Job done.

As has been previously pointed out the fumes from the breather condense inside the hose and eventually run back down to the vent so it requires regular removal and cleaning.

Not much requirement for it here in the driest state in the driest continent but it looks cool----.
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