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While working on my 500 sportsman yesterday I noticed this 12 inch long tube laying on the bottom. Where would it have come from.



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Check your battery. there is a vent tube off of the side of it and mine has come off several times when washing it. I now put a zip tie on to hold it better.
 

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Yeah that's exactly what it is. I found out later after some googling. I did put a zip tie on it when I replaced it.



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where does the vent tube go

That looks like the battery vent tube that connects to the top of the actual battery to I believe the foreward side. That way the battery gasses can vent without getting water and debris in the battery.
 

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definitely don't ride without this. I did on a new battery. Acid overflowed out and ate away paint, caused awful corrosion and quite the mess.

Needless to say I threw a tube on that port after seeing the mess.
 
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