How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Pete Your Own Question
Pete, Technician
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 27148
Experience:  17 years automotive training and experience.
Type Your Motorcycle Question Here...
Pete is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Simpson I have noticed that the fuel tank vent line actually

Customer Question

Customer: ***** ***** Simpson I have noticed that the fuel tank vent line actually has a "T"" in it. You don't normally see it because it is behind the alternator. Why would there be a "T". This is a 1999 Valkyrie Tourer.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I do regular maintenance myself. I've been doing some new work, including installing the Red Eye Heat Shield. If you follow the diagrams in the Service Manual, you can see that the fuel tank vent tube comes down to a clip on the side stand. The surprise is if you remove the alternator, because you see a "T" connector in the tube. There is no third tube connect to it. It just doesn't make much sense.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Motorcycle Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit?
Customer: Okay
JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.My info is somewhat limited on your model here but I had seen no one else has responded and would like to see if I can help here.If at any time you feel that I cannot help with this please let me know.

Check and see if there are any hoses found hanging loose that may connect to this T.I dont show a diagram on this here but if anything is found loose hanging it will need reconnected.On some models the engine may use a vapor line to burn off fumes and one line for vent from the T.If this is not the case here let me know.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service.You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry, but I think it would require intimate knowledge of this model to answer this question. There are no loose unconnected hoses. I am quite familiar with the crankcase breather and PAIR systems on this bike. There is a vacuum line from an intake manifold to the fuel petcock so as to shut off fuel flow if the engine is not running. I am familiar with all of this. I have also compared the exploded diagrams in Partzilla with the diagrams and photos in the Honda Valkyrie Service Manual, and it still doesn't make sense. It ma be just a mechanic's mistake a long time ago. The question is not critical, so I can drop it.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately this is all of the info I have here myself.

I will open your question up for others here to see if someone else can assist further on this as there may be others here that may have more info on what to check or do with this issue.I hope you can get this resolved with ease.No need to reply to my last post here unless it is a last resort as it will keep your question locked to me and others will not be able to view it.If you feel you want to continue to work with me on this feel free to reply at any time but keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair this without seeing your vehicle.

Thanks Pete

Related Motorcycle Questions