Nope. It might solve the same issue, but it is venting a different area of the power train. The oem breather vents the head/rocker box area. The cam chest vents to the heads through the push rod tubes, and the crank case vents to the cam chest through a vent passage which is sized to insure that it also vents through the bearings, so as to lube them. The MoCo changed this with one of the oil pump upgrades, to make the pump suck through the crank bearing, to reduce the amount of oil left in the crankcase. The oil pan vents to the cam chest through a bulkhead passage.Running a breather set up out from behind the air filter will do the same thing as venting the out tank, correct? I think that will be my approach. Would you recommend running a small filter or a vented catch can?
The breather valves are one way. It can not draw anything back into the breather hoses.Thank you for all the info! Yeah, I’m not about to spend that sort of money on the vented dipstick. Thought of piecing together some tubing, fittings, and either small filter or catch can is up my alley. Can’t see it hurting anything. Geared more towards a catch can or venting a filter high enough to not pull any debris or water from the road. Seems most people mount a small filter under the frame. Should that be a concern? I cannot see any tubing on that picture.
What you do at the breather depends on how the back plate is set up. Past that, yes just run the hose back along the frame and down the right rear leg. 1/4 inch fuel hose is plenty large, and no need for it to be reinforced. The stuff they use on lawn mowers is fine.So just a 2 into 1 at the crank breather bolts and out the back?
I did the same thing except I did it by mistake. I first installed an EBS system on my backing plate into a catch can. After that I discovered the Fueling Vented Dipstick and added that as well cause I like design and theory behind it and figured it can’t hurt. I have a 2015 CVO RG with the 110 inch motor and had 52k on it when I decided to keep the bike and do the top end with the Harley 117 kit and SE billet cam plate and high pressure oil pump. I probably would have done the vented dipstick even if I didn’t do the top end but felt it was even more necessary with the added compression. No regrets here and yes, the bike seems happier as do I with the slight added throttle response.I run both the vented dipstick and vented heads. I did it for the long term; keeping carbon to a minimum in my cylinders and prevent sumping during hard riding. Day to day can't say I've seen any real difference.