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Air filter changed air filter on my bike and it's running rough there is a thick hose in the back of engine but no place to put it any ideas

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You're being pretty vague, but i'll try. The hose you're probably talking about is an overflow hose off the air filter box. It's supposed to be there. I would bet that you didn't seal the airbox properly and its running too lean. check ur rubbers.

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