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post #1 of 6 Old 10-22-2018, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Where does this thing go?

Just cleaning my bike up after a long tour, and I had this thing just come out loosely in my hand. Where is the hose barb this thing attaches to or is it just a breather?
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Looks to me like a breather. Trying to remember from my old wee, but I believe it routes along the edge of the side engine case. There should be a tab that holds in in place
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-22-2018, 10:42 PM
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Tucks in behind the hoses next to the filter. It's the breather off the water pump.
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Looks like the tell tale hose for the Impeller.

If the mechanical seal at the rear of the Impeller is damaged coolant will leak into a chamber at the rear of the Impeller & come out of that pipe into the bash plate.

It prevents the seal to the motor being put under pressure and possible coolant getting past into the motor.


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Thanks for the prompt responses folks.

I thought it was just a breather, because it has no clamp or barb marking / stretching on it, but I obviously wanted to make sure, as it is clearly related to the coolant. I couldn't find a barb, but could find a place where it tucked in behind the oil filter.

However, I also found a chunk of broken metal that had been the round bottom of a mount at the bottom of the bike and was like, "whoa now, what is this all." and ran right along to ask the grownups what was happening. =)

The broken mount arc was determined to be from a footpeg (NEXT TIME DON'T RIDE DIRT LIKE A WILD MONKEY) and I wanted new footpegs anyway.
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Suzuki SV's have the leak tube also. It's for the impending death of your shaft seal for coolant.

Not really an easy DIY project either, kinda a PITA.

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