Crankcase breather

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by bubbu, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. bubbu

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    Have a 1987 1100 sporty, I'm taking the air filter off and putting on a round one. The breather tube from crankcase goes into the original air filter through the rear of filter housing. Don't they make a small air filter that I can attach directly therefore eliminating the rubber tube all together? If so, which one should I get? Does it have to be Harley? It would have to be rather small to be mounted directly. Also thinking about putting on a single seat, I like the Bobber, old-school look. Any suggestions about comfort, spring type, price, anything so I could make a smarter decision would be appreciated. Thanks everybody.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Experienced Member

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    You can just let that hose breath to atmosphere. Just route it to an unnoticeable area under the engine. Keep an eye on it for a while, if you get more than an occasional drip, you can add a catch can at the end of the hose.
     
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  3. gator508

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    Do a search on Se Air Cleaner Kit, there are some pictures that will give you and idea of how to run the hoses.
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Experienced Member Contributor

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  5. bubbu

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    I think putting one of those small breathers shaped like a air filter on would look kinda cool.