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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2015, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Puke tank question

I switched to PODs a few months and made a puke tank from PVC coupling and a couple brass nipples. I installed it against the right frame rail under the tank with one of those tiny chrome breather caps you get at the auto parts store. Similar to this http://http://www.pepboys.com/produc.../9975147/00391Well I have realized over the last few weeks that I am beginning to get an oily film on parts of the bike behind this contraption. Most noticeably the rear chrome head cover and the front edge of the battery cover. Yesterday I packed it full with one of those plastic scrubber pads as I have heard others do. Will this stop my oil trail? If not what would be something I could do to prevent it?
I have checked and my oil level is not excessively high either.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2015, 10:27 AM
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i did the same thing,dont pack it so tight that it doesnt breath..the oil film i clean it off with a rag whenever the tank is off.
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How could one tell if it wasn't breathing? Is this film unavoidable with this set-up. I don't mind a little film under the tank but I don't want to constantly deal with what I currently have.

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after a year i couldnt blow thru it, it was gunked up
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Guess maybe each spring when I clean and re-oil my pods I should clean this out and replace the sponge inside.

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i would use something more porus than a close cell spunge,i hererd one guy runs the tube under the bike ,doesnt seem to worry about oil on the tire?
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Keep the oil level at or just below the halfway mark in the sight glass. Overfilling causes excessive oil to blow out of the vent. I have nothing but a 5 Hour Energy bottle with a part of a scrubber pad inside it and don't get oil anywhere but where it belongs. I also make sure that it's all plumbed down hill to drain back into the crank case.

As an FYI....K&N lists filter cleaning at around 50,000 miles under normal usage on paved highways. They are pretty well protected under the tank similar to an air box set up. I clean mine about every 3 or 4+ years. Just use the "visible screen" method to determine if they need cleaning. They actually filter much better when slightly dirty.

http://www.knfilters.com/faq.htm#4 ...

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I rolled up some foam air filter material inside a 2" piece of PVC that is capped off and drilled a 1/4" hole on top. Placed it under the tank and so far no negative effects.

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Just the way I am, but I'd be looking for a way to plumb it back as if OE. I'm thinking there's gotta be a way to do it...

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I modified Nicks trap by using SS scrubbing pad instead of a regular scrub pad. Added a vent filter on top rather than having it opened. Works great.

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