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Oil leak out of a breather hose

After running hard my 2004 triumph america leaks a small amount of oil out of a breathe hose, I think it is a breather hose

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The breather hose always does that., before epa regulations the hose was routed out to bottom of the bike and driped on the ground. A lot of bikers take that hose off the breather, rerout it back down toward the ground and put a small breather filter on the end of the hose.

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A small amount of oil from the crankcase vent hose under hard acceleration is most likely normal.American bikes don't leak oil,they mark their spot!

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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