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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/product/details/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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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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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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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...
I agree but unfortunately we can close it off completely. The case needs to breath.
I'm thinking the lack of any type of filter media inside mine was my issue. Even without and media inside the container only had a thin film of oil present. I'm hoping that because there wasn't anything to slow it down is why it was just floating on out the top.
 
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