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Author Topic: Duck bill breather tube.....  (Read 3268 times)

dewjantim

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Duck bill breather tube.....
« on: October 19, 2007, 08:20:39 PM »
The best modification done so far on my RE is the installation of the duck bill breather tube, which is available (for cheap) from CMW. It replaces the line going from the engine to the air cleaner. The oil vapor leaving the engine is routed directly onto the chain, eliminating the need to lube the chain. My chain looks new and clean and shiny after using it for about 3500 miles. A properly lubed chain will extend its life and require less adjustment. A real good deal for less than 10 bucks.....Dew.
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Re: Duck bill breather tube.....
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 10:22:54 PM »
I agree - the duckbill is great. It also allows you to modify the battery box oil catcher arrangement.
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Re: Duck bill breather tube.....
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 07:31:24 PM »
 ;D And it wheezes when the engine stops.
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dewjantim

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Re: Duck bill breather tube.....
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 03:20:54 AM »
;D And it wheezes when the engine stops.
So thats what that noise is......Dew.
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RagMan

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Re: Duck bill breather tube.....
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 03:35:38 AM »
I am glad you said that..  I had been wondering what made the noise - Not worrying, but noticeable.
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Re: Duck bill breather tube.....
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007, 11:37:22 AM »
The old timers refer to that noise as their duck quacking

I am glad you said that..  I had been wondering what made the noise - Not worrying, but noticeable.
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Re: Duck bill breather tube.....
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2007, 10:40:40 PM »
I bought one of these in the UK for the equivalent of six bucks. Haven't fitted it yet as I have modified the std 2003 arrangement and that seems to work quite well so far. Was worried the longer exposed duck bill set-up might make a right ol' mess of the rear end. From what you're saying this isn't so?
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Re: Duck bill breather tube.....
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007, 11:46:35 PM »
I have very slight oil splatter on the center stand, and a rust free chain. That I can live with.
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dewjantim

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Re: Duck bill breather tube.....
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007, 03:00:13 AM »
I bought one of these in the UK for the equivalent of six bucks. Haven't fitted it yet as I have modified the std 2003 arrangement and that seems to work quite well so far. Was worried the longer exposed duck bill set-up might make a right ol' mess of the rear end. From what you're saying this isn't so?
Less mess than lubing your chain, which you never have to do again.....Dew.
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