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Oil leak 1982 xj650r seca

I have a minor oil leak coming from a hose that runs down and hangs just short of my back tire.
This just started this year and it is a slow drip.
It looks like it attaches on the left side of the bike(if you are sitting on the bike) below the carbs and air box.
Does anyone know what this hose is?
I'm not sure if it should be hanging but I can't tell where it should be connected to.
I just did and oil and filter change last month and since noticing it I have been checking to make sure that I still have oil. And it appears that I do.
Is it possible that this hose is some kind of overflow release that is letting oil drip out because I put too much oil in the engine?

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  • aherlick May 15, 2009

    Do you know why it would be leaking oil and is this a serious problem?



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Its a breather hose it may connect to the airbox

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