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Oil Breather Hoses Question

Discussion in 'Stelvio Chat & Tech' started by Tomintoul, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Tomintoul

    Tomintoul Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Alright all,

    Got myself a couple of new breather hoses, as mine have started to crack and slowly coat my bike in lovely oil. Got the tank off and everything, but now I've hit a bit of a snag.

    Now I'm sure this is a really dumb question, but how the hell do you get the breather hoses off the housing? I can't get in there at all and don't really fancy removing the ABS control unit to get in there. There must be a simpler way that I'm just not seeing, but for the life of me, I cannot see how to get to those hose ends jammed up in the frame.

    Any ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated (as long as they're not too offensive :) )

    Cheers
    Bob
     
  2. Litch

    Litch Just got it firing!

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    Had this happen to my 2014 NTX just a few weeks ago.

    Started to find oil on my left boot and when I stopped oil would drip onto the floor. Had to remove the tank and clean the area a couple of times before I could see where the oil was coming from and it turned out to be where the LH pipe connected onto the plastic box under the headstock.
    Seeing what you have seen I decided that I couldn't be bothered to do it myself so rang my serving dealer (Twiggers in Loughborough) and he said that not only did he have a pair of pipes in stock (obviously it made sense to replace both at the same time) but they could do the job in no time at all. Ran up there a couple of weeks later and he got to work while I went for a wander around town. 30-mins later he rang to say that he was mistaken and it wouldn't be such a simple job after all, he had only carried out this job on an earlier model Stelvio and on the later models like mine they re-located the ABS pump etc all of which had to be moved out of the way!
    In the end I think it took him just under 3Hrs but he only billed me for 1.5Hrs as he had incorrectly worked out how long it would take.

    In short I can't tell you how to go about it but I suggest giving Mark at Twiggers a ring as the job will be fresh in his mind!
     
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    Hybal Just got it firing!

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    I did the same job one month ago.
    No way to exchange the hoses without removing ABS pump!
     
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  4. Tomintoul

    Tomintoul Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks for the confirmation. Looks like I'll be pulling the pump when I get around to it.
     
  5. Hybal

    Hybal Just got it firing!

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    Removing ABS pump is not so difficult as it looks like.
    Be prepared:
    - mark all break hoses before you take them out
    - brake fluid will go out of the break hose, comming from front master cylinder (it is in higher position).
     
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  6. Tomintoul

    Tomintoul Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Cheers for the tips Hybal
     
  7. boscoman

    boscoman Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    When I did mine all I did was remove the screws holding the ABS unit down & was able to move it around enough without having to actually take it off the bike. It was tight, but well worth the struggle not to take that assembly off the bike.
     
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  8. Tomintoul

    Tomintoul Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I've tried that, but with the best will in the world, I'm not going to be able to get my fat hands in there. Maybe I should make the kids do it :)
     
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