Carb Vent lines???

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  1. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Need help figuring out how to vent FCR carb lines, dealer removed smog and routed all lines behind swingarm. So other than the drain bowl line (noob- obvious) I am at a loss as to which lines need to be raised and filtered. Please help cause every darn time I go creek running I get bogged down :cry...thanks,

    Dan
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  2. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    You should run all vent lines to a "T" and run one side up under the tank and the other down behind the swing-arm. So if you have 2 vent lines you will have two "T's" and two sets of vents up high and two down low.

    This will stop the vent lock when crossing creeks as the vents up high can still draw air while the lower vents are in the water. I found some hose the right size at my Walmart and "T's" at my auto parts store.

    This setup will work wonders and is very cheap as well!
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  3. twotyred

    twotyred Practising Recedivist

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    Thanks for the info. This was something that I've been searching for as well.

    I've had a couple of problems myself crossing some creeks. I hate it when you bike stalls just one metre short of the other bank. Didn't drop it - just wet feet!!
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  4. desmo900

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    Could all of the carb. vent hoses be sent to a manifold. and then one hose to the swing arm and one hose up under the tank ??
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  5. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    I don't see why not as long as you have good airflow through the lines which is what you need for proper venting.
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  6. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    I just "t-vented" my RXC last week but did not put one on the line that comes out of the bottom of the bowl. Does this one need a t-vent too?:dunno
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  7. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    No, as this is a drain only and not a true vent.
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  8. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    Thanks Jeff! :thumb That's what I thought but it wouldn't be the 1st time I was wrong. :lol3

    I'm a California native, used to ride in your neck if the woods a lot, and you know what? There's a shitload of water to deal with in New England! :eek1 :D Kinda freaky for a SoCal boy dealing with water, but the more I deal with it the more confidance I gain. But the sputtering engine sucks.

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    Fun stuff :evil
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  9. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    Damn Beez, that looks like fun! I do get to ride in some water about once a year up in Kennedy Meadows and last year doing the Bass Lake DS. I would welcome the change for sure!

    Thanks for sharing. :clap :clap :clap

    BTW did your sputtering go away after doing this mod?
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  10. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    I'll see this weekend.

    Do they still call it the Last Bass Lake DS Ride? I did the 1st Last Bass Lake ride in the late '90s. Took a wrong turn and ended up in Yosemite Park proper, Rangers were none too pleased when came through the gate looking quite dirty and having not paid the entry fee. :lol3 My parents still live in that area.
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  11. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    Yes, last year's ride was the last, for now anyway. Larry Langley is still working with the USFS to try to get them to understand the rules are for everyone, not a select few. I really liked the area and a few of my riding buddies are going up there next weekend but I can't make it this time. Oh well, there will be another trip soon.

    Have a good one and let us know if the fix cures the problem.
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  12. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    Yo Beez, did that work for ya!!
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  13. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    It's been a lot drier here in New England in July so there haven't been the epic water crossings like before. I did some riding on the RXC 2 weekas ago and it worked great but no real test of the T-vents. I'll try again this weekend, Sat & Sun Neduro's Riding clinic. :clap
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  15. buffallodan

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    Bump for index and future upload of pics...
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    Tanks Danny-boy :D
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  18. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    Sorry the photos aren't better. I had a heck of a time getting it lit and focused.

    Right side.
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    Left side.
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  19. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    [​IMG]which hoses on the FCR are going up!
    They all go down on mine.
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  20. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    Help me identify the Vent hoses:
    Left Side:
    Which hoses to route under tank together
    #1, #2,#3 or #4

    RightSide of Carb
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    Left Side of Carb
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    Front of carb
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