Front one will make a mess fast. It breathes more from that one. Rear has a restrictor fitting in it, at least the late model ones do.Come to find out it’s actually the front breather hose not the rear. I read the diagram wrong on which one it was. Is that one okay to ride with temporarily while it’s ripped? Short ride
I've read a lot of these hoses failing. Since 2013, I've only recently replaced the front one due to it losing a bit of gription on the bullet. Very slight seep. Rear is still fine. Even that front could have been salvaged with rtv on install or a spring clamp. I coat them with dielectric and never had one rot or crack. Air is what attacks the outside of them. You know, that ozone shit. As for alternate hoses, probably but so far I've not found the need based on my luck with them. For me the dielectric coating and the cheapness of the hoses price wise, I just stay with them as is.Ron does anyone make an aftermarket breather hoses ? Any alternatives using crush and kink proof hose or something ?