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.
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.