crankcase breather and washing

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Ranger518, May 1, 2011.

  1. Ranger518

    Ranger518 Member

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    I just finished washing my 1997 1200 sportster, dried her then looked at the crankcase breather. It's vented looks like water can get into the crankcase. Did I screw up should I have covered it, nothing to worry about? Thanks
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I think you will be fine, if you have ridden in the driving rain it is not much different:s Keep the direct water and for sure high pressure spray away from wheel bearings:s
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    On a 1997 sportster the crank case breather should be in the heads and connected to the air cleaner to burn the vented air

    Brian