I took my carb off and cleaned it. After reinstalling it, I have a black plastic line that I can not find where it attaches. It come out of the housing that the breaker points are in. When I looked into the housing there was a fluid inside and the same fluid was exiting the hose that I do not know where to hook up. Thanks in advance for any help from this very knowledgeable group. I could not determine what the fluid is but believe it was gas maybe. I have started the bike and it runs well but still need to adjust all the cables.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2019 9:58:52 GMT -5 by turbotodd
The hose is a "breather" for the points housing. Don't ask me what it does, because it has no purpose. From the factory it was bundled with other cables that were routed up to the carb. It does not attach to anything. It does not need to be plugged.
If you have fluid in the points housing, there is a problem. It should be dry.
I am GUESSING that at some point in time someone hooked it to one of the vacuum ports on the intake manifold and fuel was able to find its way back to the points as I have seen this done before. The only thing that should be attached to your intake manifold is the petcock, and possibly the vacuum switch for the "b" points if your bike has the system still in play and is an M.
I regularly remove everything from the intake manifold and block all the ports with the exception of the petcock. IMHO the 'b" points do nothing useful and present an opportunity for intake leaks, so I remove and plug them.
Just my opinion. YMMV.
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