Water intrusion in gear oil?

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by rocket_man, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. rocket_man

    rocket_man New Member

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    Has someone devised a solution for keeping water out of the trans oil coming in through the vent hose? I've tried using a breather filter, but it really doesn't prevent intrusion during a good storm.

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  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    My advice: take that silly little j-tube off and go to the auto supply store. Buy a couple of feet of tubing that will fit that nipple and route the tubing over the starter and to the right-side of the engine/tranny. Snake it down by the other vent tube hang down below the engine/tranny and cut it off about 3" below. That should do it, unless you are submerging the bike (not recommended!!).

    TQ
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    TQ has the solution to that problem if you ride a lot in the rain.