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McCarthy1983
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PostSubject: CARC breather cap   CARC breather cap Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:10 pm

So, I was servicing my 1200 GRiSO today. Took it for a blast to warm up then set about changing fluids. Following the manual I found in here, I drained the CARC fluid and then set about undoing the breather cap. As undoing, it snapped off, leaving a hole with some of the cap left in the thread. Now I need to get it out. Anyone had this problem or suggest how I get out. I’m annoyed because had I not followed the manual and just drained and Un did the refill cap, surely this let’s in/out enough air in order to sufficiently drain and the breather cap wouldn’t have needed touching. Is this an error in the manual?
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PostSubject: Re: CARC breather cap   CARC breather cap Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:31 pm

I can only suggest drilling it and using an ezy-out.

With regard to draining and filling it, I never touch the breather. Simply open the filler plug and drain hole.



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PostSubject: Re: CARC breather cap   CARC breather cap Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:34 pm

Thanks. I’m annoyed at myself for even touching it.

Hopefully the ezy-out will work with no issues.
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PostSubject: Re: CARC breather cap   CARC breather cap Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:49 pm

Make sure you get all the swarf, as it will do no good to the innards...
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PostSubject: Re: CARC breather cap   CARC breather cap Icon_minitime1Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:46 pm

There must be a hole in the piece left in the body, don't go near it with a drill until you attempt to get an ezyout into it and try to get it out without drilling .....
Good luck with it, go easy and slow ......
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PostSubject: Re: CARC breather cap   CARC breather cap Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:34 am

Thank you all for your responses. All I had to do was undo the swing arm bolts, to move out of the way and the snapped bolt came out with a ezy-out. 2 mins job. Im just annoyed that I paid someone to do the work for fear of making further mess. Lesson learnt. New breather cap on its way.
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PostSubject: Re: CARC breather cap   CARC breather cap Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:55 am

at least its a good end result!
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PostSubject: Re: CARC breather cap   CARC breather cap Icon_minitime1Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:58 am

Same thing happened to me last summer when I did my oil changes; it happened when I was undoing mine.
It just broke off but left a handy bit of metal I could get at with molegrips so I was able to unscrew the remainder of the plug.


The cost of the replacement was insane for what is just a breather & there was a bit of a wait for one so I think I just used one off a V7 & it seems to have worked fine.

I'll take Beetle's advice on it & shan't go anywhere near it in future & will leave it well alone!!!

Cheers
Rich



.........my speedo is still mist free after my winter "fix"/ silicon splurge & my GRiSO has taken a right royal hammering in the rain & snow...........
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