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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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3 black tubes close to the side stand

Hi All,

New to the forum, owner of a new 2017 Rebel 500A and also a newbie biker. I had a question regarding the 3 black tubes which are close by the side stand. what are those tubes for? the manual doesn't seem to mention it anywhere. I have gone through the manual like several times

Also I know that the transparent tube with a cover on it is the crankcase breather.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 12:47 PM
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I'm not exactly sure where they route to on these bikes, but gas/radiator overflow tubes and a battery vent tube are common.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 01:05 PM
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Yes they are coolant/ motor oil overflow tubes...I know firsthand as I overfilled my coolant levels before.
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The only one of the three mentioned in the owners manual is the Crankcase tube, it's the one with the plug at the end. The other two I'm unsure
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One of them is the overflow tube for the gas tank. Not sure about the last one though...

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I had the same concerning look under my rebel, I'm new to motorcycles as well and I sent a picture to my buddy who's been riding for years and he said to not worry about them, they're normal breather tubes.

I had the same moment of panic seeing 3 stray tubes not connected to anything with puzzled look on my face, "Well, that doesn't look good..."

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