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Not looking at the bike now, but I believe you are right. The easiest way to tell if your bike has evap emissions crap on it (and most do, or did) is to look at the rear of the gas tank, right under the front of the seat. If it has 2 fittings on it with 2 hoses connected to it, it has the dreaded evap system. The main components of this system are attached to the frame right in front of the swingarm. If you remove the right sidecover, you can see them clearly. It is nothing but trouble, and needs to go. Remove everything, there is a hole in the airbox that needs to be plugged. One of the 2 fittings on the gas tank needs to be plugged, they other one needs a long hose on it that will go down somewhere underneath the bike, and is vented to the atmosphere. I can't remember right now which is which, but can check when I get home. This system serves no purpose, other than making your bike hard to start and run poorly if you should fill the tank all the way full.
I also recommend removing the complete air injection system, it causes the exhaust to run hot, and backfiring on deceleration. Removing it requires several things to be plugged. I'm sure there are instructions for doing this somewhere on here.
Aside from causing ridability issues, both these systems really clutter the bike up, and make it much more difficult to work on. Plus it looks so much better without them. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike