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Can anyone tell me what 2 breather tubes threaded through this guide attached to the sump plate and where they are attached? I dismantled the bike some time ago and recall there being breather tubes held in place by this fitting. I can't seem to find them referenced in any manual I have. It's a 2001 V11 Sport 55066d93fbfa0c288316a46b1986e121.jpge9431ad0abeeaaf31d2ee738c04bafac.jpg4225d36106b5ffeb045f1ce7c218fbc5.jpg

 

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Only 1 from memory. The fuel tank breather and cap recess overflow which are "Y" junctioned together under the tank. I got rid of the thing when I did my V10 Sport build and just tie wrapped the tank breather/overflow hose to the engine breather return line at the bottom of the sump. It's just added weight and hardware you don't need.

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Here I thought this was only found on the US V11 . . .

That bracket holds the ends of the two 1/2 lines from the fuel tank vapor recovery/ charcoal canister system.  On the early RedFrame Sport (like your silver V11, pictured), there were two charcoal canisters in the tool tray under the seat with twenty feet (yes, 20!) of various hoses in duplicate, most of it 1/2" double-walled fuel line, that terminated at the bracket shown.  The entire mess weighs five pounds.

Upon removing the fastener holding that bracket, I recall an exuberant stream of motor oil streaking out . . . :o

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Hi guys and thanks for all your input... That's put my mind at rest... On with the tune up!
Sense of achievement getting the fairing decal on straight today. Tiny steps!
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@Jimmyegypt, I am curious what makes your very original-looking "early" (1999-2001) RedFrame a "2002." That is the territory of the first "LongFrames" (LeMans, Tenni, Scura).

Along with the curious fuel vapor recovery artifact (common to US bikes). To  learn a little more about your V11, look at the build date (Month/Year) on the ally tag on the left of the headstock and the paper tag on the forward right side of the spine frame:

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In some places the model year might be declared by the titling authority based upon the year of the initial sale or importation. Otherwise, the manufacturer declares the model year on the certificate of origin. Of course, it goes even further awry as manufacturers start building a model tear in August or September of the previous year.

I'm not sure when the last of the RedFrames were built. Sometime in 2001, probably. Maybe none after that nebulous August/September changeover date?

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Good things to know about your Sport! The foil tag on the left side will give you the actual build date so you know if it is early vs late. Perhaps of no consequence unless it is very early. There were some unique features on the earliest Sports.

Sometime when you have your tank off, you can see if the white paper tag specifies UK as the export market. Notice my Sport specifies "USA / N. Zelanda".

Again, I had thought that Rube Goldberg vapor recovery system was a US thing. All the  1/2" fuel line used in mine is stamped "Made in USA" . . .

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