Advice about crankcase breather relocation
As a first step to do an air filter mod, I relocated the crankcase breather, I blatantly copied what Jeep Pirate did with his. I used the same sort of hose as the original and the filter is a used HD one I got cheap on Ebay but in excellent condition. The mod was easy to do.
Not being too mechanically minded (but getting there) I have questions:
I understand what this breather does but will it work ok? By having it connected in the throttle air intake box there is constant suction allowing stuff from the crankcase to escape, this new setup will rely only on a draft created by speed, nothing will happen when stopped...?
The new hose is running between the cylinders very close to the engine block
how about too much heat that could damage it?
The location of the filter fits well with the bike but any other suggestions?
Does this require the same maintenance as the air filter?
I notice that when stopped there is this new smell, a mix of gas and oil, now I understand another advantage in directing it inside the air box, especially now when commuting by over 105 F.
I guess I will get used to it...
(And yes I blocked the hole left in the air box)
Thanks for any input.
2007 900 Classic
Kissan signal minder
Kuryakin ISO grips
GiPro gear counter
No name tach.
Fiamm Air Horn
National Cycle HD windshield
Saddlemen Explorer seat
Home made backrest
Vance & Hines pipes
Stator replaced: yes, once at 28k