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Skee June 2nd, 2013 02:30 PM

Possible Issue???
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2011 1198SP WITH 2k miles. Noticed this after a hard ride in the Mtns. I noticed the moisture, is this the start of a leak? ... Possibly coolant

Carbon June 2nd, 2013 07:00 PM

looks like your oil breather tube?


pat1098 June 2nd, 2013 07:47 PM

Yep - the crankcase oil breather. A bit of oil here after a hard ride probably isn't great cause for concern.
Mine broke a breather reed valve early on (replaced under warranty of course) but that leaked more oil than that.
Sustained high revs will cause a fair bit of pressure in the (plastic) breather housing.

Skee June 4th, 2013 10:05 PM

Do they make metal housing that will handle the pressure better and stop this?

Cruzian June 5th, 2013 01:18 AM

Breather issues were a not uncommon problem with the 996/998. It's been a time since I'd had one but I recall a metal aftermarket part being available. Maybe Nichols made it... and yes... somehow all these years later I somehow remember that: :wtf:

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