Overflow hose?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by adamk, May 27, 2009.

  1. adamk

    adamk Member

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    I was washing my bike today, and found a mysterious hose that isn't attached to anything. From the harley manual, it seems to be an overflow hose but it's hard to tell since this bike was fairly heavily modified by the previous owner. The hose lets out right onto the engine's cooling fins, which seems like exactly the wrong place for it to be!

    I'm attaching some photos below.

    Is this the overflow hose? And if so, where should it be overflowing to? Is there a better place to direct it to rather than directly onto the hot engine?

    Thanks!

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  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Thats the overflow hose,but it used to loop between the heads,through a plastic clip and exit in front of the rear tire
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    That is your float bowl drain line. There is a needle screw that opens the drain on the float bowl and the gas flows down that black tube. As Steve says, it should be routed down below the engine/tranny. Looks like someone cut it off for some reason. Just go to the auto parts place and get a couple of feet of that size hose and reroute it.

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  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yeah dont think thats a smart area to let it overflow to