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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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California emissions junk

So it looks like my bike has "California" emissions stuff on it.
My question is, what can I get rid of/take off/by-pass?
For example, my gas tank vent goes to a small cylinder and then to a large black rectangular 'box'...... can I just pull this stuff out and plug the lines or is it 'needed' for something?
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If You are not in Cal. it would be lagal to remove it, at least that is what I did and plugged the right side tank vent with a sheetmetal screw with epoxy on it, leaving the left side as a vent...
That junk almost got me run over a time or two, but after all was bypassed it ran like a top...
Others can be more help than me though...
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You can do the following if you're outside the state of California...


One of the lines coming from the fuel tank's tapered end needs to be plugged the other will be your tank vent, as Olddog suggests.

plug hose 92059A going to "Ref. air cleaner"

remove canister 16164 and seperator 16165

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Yes, what Kay said, and just for the record & your info, my 06 that tried to kill me before the California junk was removed was afterwards the best of the 3 I have owned, fastest, strongest and the best running all around, I named it "Clyde" because it was as strong as a Clydesdale horse...lol...
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good description of what to remove...
however, what does the tube on the bottom of 16165 go to? it looks like there is a tee on it and it must hook up to 2 other things somewhere?
do these get removed and what they go to get plugged also?

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The tube on the bottom is vacuum (white) the tube on the side is the right (red) tank vent. I cut the red tube near the gas tank and plugged it. The two (blue) lines that go to the top of the canister (16165) are vents. One goes to the left (blue) side of the tank. Leave this one attached to the tank and route under the bike. The other blue hose is removed with 16164. This leaves the white tube that was on the bottom of 16165. This tube goes up to a tee that leads to the right carb and some other gizmo. I removed the tee and all three white tubes. I also removed both canisters (16164, 16165). I then used one of these (white) tubes to make the connection between the right carb and the vacuum gizmo directly without the tee. (i dont know what this other gizmo is, but there are larger tubes connected to it..... one to each cyclinder [reed valves?] and one to a box under the gas tank)
So far the bike seem to be running fine...... I'll report back Saturday after a longer ride.
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it's a charcoal canister others have put marbles in the hoses going to the reed valves

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