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So today I finally got to wash my bike and saw these two hoses under my bike that I didn't recognize before. Are they hanging too low? Also what are they for and are they supposed to be connected? Thanks.
 

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They're for drainage. Some people cut them down a little so they aren't as noticeable. Don't cut them too short though, if anything does need to be drained you don't want it to get on your fairings.

I would recommend leaving it, unless seeing them really bothers you.
 

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They are there, so that when your bike starts getting hot, old, and leaky, the oil will drop out by teeny tiny bits onto your rear tire. Very clever the way they did this. Last year I was trying to figure out why my rear tire kept getting an oily substance on it; I almost had a couple low sides because of it.

Some mechanical work took care of things, but I have since re-routed those so that any future drips will drop on the road and not wind-spray all over my precious rear tire.
 

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Haha thanks guys. I thought they were there before, I just don't remember seeing them haha.

Anyway I was just curious. I'm actually really glad I took this pic because there's a whole lot of crap under there that I probably would've missed while cleaning.
 
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