Originally Posted by 10drum
Well, there you go pookybear, You do know what I'm talking about.
You just built a moisture trap. Where do you install this trap? Next to the vertical frame rail?
It's difficult for me to grasp an understanding of how the crankcase breather works. The vent valve rotates on the end of the intake cam shaft. I see how it vents out through the vent in the bottom of the engine but I don't see where it draws from (you know suction).
Well thanks for you help. I'm gonna keep expirementing.
I original had my moisture trap right up the one side of the
vertical frame rail just like you were thinking. However, I do
have a later bike and just got the air boxes and relocated
my trap under the carburators. Not the best setup, does not
hold as much water before it is draining time. Anyway, just
attach the vent from the crankcase to the fitting in the middle
of the condensor and then attach the vent to the rear of the
bike to the top of the condensor. Simple, cheap, and it works,
though not to pretty. I have been thinking maybe getting
something turned out at the machine shop, but you know
how that goes, I got it working so....
I came up with this little number because I was riding my bike
all winter here in NC. The morning could be 16 degrees F. and
the afternoon could swing up to 50 degrees F. my crankcase
became the moisture trap and would puke out all kinds of stuff.
The condensor put a stop to all of that, just clean oil now.
But I do have to drain the condensor every third ride. I was
surprised at how much water there was involved.
Anyway, glad the bike is running better with more miles, sound
like things are getting mated in better.
As for the venting system I have not worked on the earlier version
with the rotory valve, I got one of the primary breathers. I would
hope someone could chime in with some information. Always good
to get some more knowledge.