Riddle me this adv rider.

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  1. scotchornothing

    scotchornothing n00b

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a novice rider lacking in technical wretching knowledge, but moving on up. The picture below is a part that fell off mine (bmwf650gs 09') or my friends (bmw f800gs 09').

    any thoughts on what it is? we've been looking and looking with no indicator as to what it is...

    any help would be appreciated.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/95673872@N08/8723216183/in/photostream
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  2. Foot dragger

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    I see no pic,best try again. Probably nothing important fell off.
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  3. scotchornothing

    scotchornothing n00b

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    just added a link. still getting use to how this forum works
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  4. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/95673872@N08/8723216183/" title="IMG_20130505_094019 by scotchornothing, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/8723216183_cbcd602c65.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_20130505_094019"></a>
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  5. scotchornothing

    scotchornothing n00b

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    thanks
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  6. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    OBTW it looks like a mechanical pencil to me.. I have no idea what the hose is :D
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  7. shelion

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    I'm gonna go with crank breather tube. Sticks out the bottom of the bike, just in front of the cat.

    That's my only very slightly educated guess.
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  8. Foot dragger

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    Looks kinda small for a crank breather tube,maybe some kind of vent line that used to hang out the bottom of the bike,maybe an airbox drain.
    Its odd it rotted away so badly. Some where on the bike is some more rotted rubber line that should match it.
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  9. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    Tank vent hose?
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  10. Just Max

    Just Max I put the F in luck

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    Is the bike currently running? running well?

    not running = fuel line

    not running well = vaccum line

    running fine = vent

    or something like that..
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  11. SilkMoneyLove

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    jagged edges tells me that it might be casued by rodent chewing. Bikes stored in a shed / garage with mice or bigger?
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  12. shelion

    shelion Goddess of Fire

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    Airbox drain sounds pretty feasible as well. Either way, I have a vent line of some flavor sticking out the bottom of my '10 GS twin. Looks to be about the same size.
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  13. scotchornothing

    scotchornothing n00b

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    Bikes is running beautifully. There are two bikes though and his seems to be perfect as well. Where would I find the vacuum line to check?
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  14. scotchornothing

    scotchornothing n00b

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    it is currently stored in my back yard. lots of big rodents around here, racoons, possums, rats and mice.

    what is really weird is that the two parts don't match!

    looks like they match in the picture, but they aren't split down the middle and they are two parts to a longer hose and the bike is running smooth. it's been very perplexing
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  15. Just Max

    Just Max I put the F in luck

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    *if* it was a vacuum line - it would be between the carb and the engine case, or in close proxmimity.

    however it sounds like that's not the case (cause it's running well and not surging). I would guess, along with everyone else, it's an overflow / vent line. If you have 2 bikes, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out.
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  16. H96669

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    Looks like you may have most of the part number stamped right on it. I think all hoses start with the same 4 (or 3 ???) digits. Could be just a matter of punching the number in Max BMW parts finder then find your bike(s) amongst all the diagrams that will show up, that hose is probably used on many BMWs and for different functions.
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    Drink more, or catch a good stomach virus. And there's no "W" in it. :D
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  18. seniorasi

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    It stands to reason they would not match if it were indeed separated by a rodent(s).
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  19. seniorasi

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    I briefly considered pointing that out...however, dealing with a n00b, this is wrenching not JM, we're all nice guys here eh?
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  20. seniorasi

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    No thoughts on the fallen parts. My suggestion is to get out your kit and begin removing covers. It would help to have a manual on hand to assist in identifying what should be there. Others have pointed out the likely suspects.

    BTW: What Scotch is your fav? I love the single malt middle of the road, Dalwhinnie 15 comes to mind...
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