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Old 06-28-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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What does this hose do?

So, I was looking at the underside of my F800GS during my first oil change and happened to see this hose sticking out, somewhere between the cat and around the place where the center stand attaches. I am usually wary of objects pointing out, but the end looks cut sharp and shouldn't be something that snapped. I am assuming it has been always that way and that this is some sort of a breather pipe. I don't see any flashing light on the dash, and no cause of alarm generally on the bike. But still, is this normal; do you folks have it on your bikes as well?



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Old 06-28-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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It's probably the breather/overflow from the fuel filler area. R1200GS had at least one of those so assume the other models have them as well.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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It's probably the breather/overflow from the fuel filler area. R1200GS had at least one of those so assume the other models have them as well.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:59 AM   #4
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Battery overflow tube?
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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It is a drain hose from your charcoal cannister. There is a recall on it to put on a syphon break and relocate it. It had a bad habit of sucking up water and injecting it into the throttle body.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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It could also get blown against the cat and melt shut. That would not be good.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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Spare tube for adding air into the tyres. I don't know why yours doesn't have the proper fitting on it.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:07 AM   #8
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Spare tube for adding air into the tyres. I don't know why yours doesn't have the proper fitting on it.
Thanks. That made my day
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:19 AM   #9
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It is a drain hose from your charcoal cannister. There is a recall on it to put on a syphon break and relocate it. It had a bad habit of sucking up water and injecting it into the throttle body.
Thanks, I'll get to it for the 6k service. It is a bad location to plumb a hose out, which is what made me curious. I picked this up new 3 months back, and one of the reasons was that BMW has had this model unchanged for 5 years and plenty of time to fix all nagging issues.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #10
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If it is that new, it has the mod. All it is, is a T fitting at the other end that allows air in to prevent vacuum from sucking up water.

It is no big deal, cut the hose shorter or move it.
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