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Finished replacing the fuel lines and inspected the crankcase breather hose. Looked okay, flexible, felt unsplit, and well attached. Mine is actually 2 sections mated together. I wanted to see where it went so I took off the air cleaner and found this.
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Now there's a back story to this. A year and a half ago, I put half a bag of birdseed on the back shelf of the garage and promptly forgot about it. This spring I was cleaning up the garage and found birdseed spread all over the shelf and spilled on the floor. I'd been hosting the mouse version of an endless banquet. When awakening the GW I found a small amount of birdseed in the gas tank spill tray. I am, by nature, an ostrich. :oops: If it works, don't ask too many questions, and forget you ever saw anything. :whistling: Everything has worked fine, and in glancing at the wires in the area, they look unmolested. The mice were probably too stuffed on birdseed to take another bite.
I happened to have a 3 foot length of hose of the correct diameter (I'm a packrat and don't throw anything that might remotely be of use for something someday), so I replaced the lower section. I should have it all buttoned up tomorrow and we'll see if any of this work has made any difference. At least the air cleaner is, well, cleaner. :smilie_happy:
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Don't feel bad. It's a common thing. I once found a whole cob of maze kernels in my SEi airbox. On the GL1800s, we put wire mesh from an old air filter over the intake horns. I also keep a little "snack" of Black Cat bait stick in a bait box in the trunk.

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Now, back to that oil leak. It's a doozy. I'd degrease the entire back of the motor if I were you and watch it like a hawk to see where it's coming from. Then fix it. That's bad enough that it needs to be sorted and shouldn't be ignored.

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Now, back to that oil leak. It's a doozy. I'd degrease the entire back of the motor if I were you and watch it like a hawk to see where it's coming from. Then fix it. That's bad enough that it needs to be sorted and shouldn't be ignored.

desertrefugee, you'd make a terrible ostrich. Thank you for the firmness of your suggestion. It may just be enough to get my head out of the sand. Don't have any degreaser on hand. Have to go out and get some. Thanx again, Dave

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Reassembled sans sidecovers. It looks unfinished with them off. Buried the whole engine in a thick, white foam and waiting 15 minutes before I rinse off. I'll take clean photos so I'll have something to compare later photos against.

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2/3 of the can, rinse, remaining 1/3, scrub with old toothbrush, rinse, and dry with Shamwow. Good enough for government work.
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I'll be riding it to work (1/2 hr ride) in the morning.
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Funny thing about oil. Although it's unsightly, it also serves as a pretty good preservative!

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And if still liquid, when you wipe it the dirt comes with it.
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Funny thing about oil. Although it's unsightly, it also serves as a pretty good preservative!

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40 mile round trip to work and it looks like this.
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As you may already surmise, these are the same pix as above. I didn't see the point in reshooting them, when everything looks the same. :music: I'll be leaving the side covers off until this weekend (no time, no energy). I couldn't be happier. :yahoo: Thank you for your support, Dave
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I'd run as many miles as possible and scrutinize carefully with a flashlight prior to putting the covers back on. You'll probably see fresh oil somewhere. I think...

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Boy, what a Debbie Downer. :BigGrin: I'll ride it this week and continue to monitor. Then, come the weekend, if it looks the same, my head goes back in the sand where it belongs. :smilie_happy:

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Boy, what a Debbie Downer. :BigGrin: I'll ride it this week and continue to monitor. Then, come the weekend, if it looks the same, my head goes back in the sand where it belongs. :smilie_happy:

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