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Hi - I'm new to to riding and recently purchased this brand new Vulcan 649 S:

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I put 200 miles on it (great fun! great starter bike!) But then noticed these 2 hoses/tubes dangling down by the kickstand:

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What are they ? Did something come loose ? I did not see anything in the owners manual. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and glad to be here !!

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Welcome to the forum, Steel. Nice bike and very popular here. I'm not familiar with those hoses on your bike but often there will be an overflow for gas, and maybe coolant. I'm sure someone will have an answer soon though.
 

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Welcome Steel! Those hoses are totally normal. They both connect to the gas tank to help vent fumes and/or fuel in normal operation or in the event of a tank overfilling. It looks like the one without the filter may have hopped out of its clamp. You can gently bend the clamp and get it back into place.

Safe riding!
 

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Welcome to the forum from North Carolina. Congratulations on your new ride. Brand spanking new! Yum Yum! Here is a link to a factory repair manual to become familiar with your new bike. Thanks again for becoming a member. Be well and Ride Safely.

 

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what they said! been out riding in the good weather.....those are overflows, one for the tank, one for the battery, etc....
 

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what they said! been out riding in the good weather.....those are overflows, one for the tank, one for the battery, etc....
Per the service manual, both are for the tank - one's a vent tube (for fumes / pressure equalization), while the other is a drain tube (in case of overfilling the tank).

The battery is maintenance free (sealed once filled) and doesn't have a vent tube.

Just clarifying so nobody goes looking for a battery vent tube on their bike and posts frantically looking for it :)
 

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Welcome from Pennsylvania and congratulations on the beautiful bike! Also welcome to the wonderful lifestyle of motorcycles!
 

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My brand new 2020 Vulcan S doesn't have those, at least I don't think so. It's in the shop getting it's first service, at 600 miles, so I can't go look. But, I think I would remember two long hoses like that hanging down. Nice choice of bikes by the way! Welcome!
 

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BTW, mine does have those same hoses hanging down. I never noticed them before but did make a point to take look yesterday and sure enough, there they are.
 

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BTW, mine does have those same hoses hanging down. I never noticed them before but did make a point to take look yesterday and sure enough, there they are.
I guess it's not an issue, but wonder why you don't see them in photos of the bike online ?
 
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