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post #1 of 11 Old 08-16-2008, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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It is done

Got home from work today and decided to clean and lube the chain and while I was waiting for the chain cleaner to dry I started poking around giving the charcoal canister crap yet another look and then it all just fell off the bike.
The bike looks much cleaner without that thing hanging down under the swingarm.


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Oh...must be a California thing... :P

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Deffinately a California thing

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Let us know if you can smell gas fumes anymore than your used to. My canister is also loose and looks like it might fall off soon.

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thats horrible looking, glad i moved to arkansas





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Yea, better it fall off in your driveway than on the road.
It could have been a real hazard for unwary squids!

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Originally Posted by zookmor View Post
congrats on getting your bike cleaned up.
Not so fast! The charcoal cannister has a function beyond collecting stray hydrocarbon gases and returning them to the motor in a controlled fashion. It also isolates the interior of the tank from the outside atmosphere, virtually preventing moisture from gaining entry, and even traps water vapor that may enter the tank, such as when refueling while it's raining.

Another point to consider is the vent in the cap of 49 state bikes actually releases gasoline fumes as the tank heats, so if you put your helmet on the tank for a couple minutes it collects these fumes, which can deteriorate the EPS shock absorbing foam interior, not to mention the ill effects of pulling on your helmet and breathing in the displaced fumes blowing across your face.

A question:
When the cannister and it's associated hoses and controls are removed, what did you do with the open hoses and fittings that may be left over? If all were plugged then the tank has no vent at all, a bad situation, and if the vent hose is left open, is it situated such that it will not collect water from washing or riding in the rain? The caps are different according to Ron Ayers parts lists, certainly meaning the Cal. model doesn't have the vent.

None of this held my interest up 'till now -- mine is a 49 state model, purchased used.

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post #11 of 11 Old 08-18-2008, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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The PAIR system has a legitimate function too but it's sitting in the spares box with the charcoal cannister and the stock mufflers.
Ron Ayers does indeed list two fuel caps but I can't see where it says CA or 49states, I could be missing it.
I re-routed the vent hose to run down and out with all the other drain/vent hoses on the right side of the bike.
I am curious about the fuel cap differences though, I know I'm not the only one who's ever removed a charcoal cannister from a CA spec bike, has anyone who has done this had any issues? I've removed the cannisters off of every bike I've ever owned but this is the first one with any type of electronic control to it.

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