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post #21 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 12:52 PM
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Not having a CA bike, I don't have personal experience. If memory serves, those that did it said it reduced unneccesary equipment that could adversely affect performance if it malfunctioned. Believe some also thought it improved performance with that stuff off.

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I did the ear shave, removed all the Cali crap, and capped the right side metal tube coming from the gas tank and NEVER suffered POOGS again.

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I started to clean the vent in the cap but the washer on the bottom of the lock mechanism came off the cap easily but would not come off the lock mechanism. I was afraid to force it and take the chance of tearing it. Does anyone know of a way to get it off or is itavailable from Kawasaki?

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Had my first POOGS episode. Luckily I'm a member here and knew what to do. Opening the gas cap got me going again for another 3 miles. It happened again so I just went home with the cap open.
Rather than working on the cap while on the bike I removed it and took it inside where it's cool. The gasket was stuck to the valve side instead of the cap side and separated some while taking it off. Looks like it had swollen and blocked the passages. I did the cleaning and flipped the gasket over for reassembly.

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Someone else here in the past year or so, had another thread where he had several pictures documenting his cleaning and modification of the gas cap to improve venting of the tank.

I thought I had saved it to my favorites, but can`t find it there.
I have searched through the last 600 thread titles in this tech forum going back 2 years, and cannot find it.
Does anyone else remember this thread or who wrote it?

If so, please put a link to it here in cglennon's thread, so all the best info is in one easy to find place.
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Someone else here in the past year or so, had another thread where he had several pictures documenting his cleaning and modification of the gas cap to improve venting of the tank.

I thought I had saved it to my favorites, but can`t find it there.
I have searched through the last 600 thread titles in this tech forum going back 2 years, and cannot find it.
Does anyone else remember this thread or who wrote it?

If so, please put a link to it here in cglennon's thread, so all the best info is in one easy to find place.
Thanks in advance.
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That is the picture exactly Doc.
Could you please post a link to the thread it comes from as well?
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That is the picture exactly Doc.
Could you please post a link to the thread it comes from as well?
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Well, I would if I could. The pic is not in that thread any longer.
If possible, I suggest Chris G attach the pic in his post at the beginning of this thread.....it's a great post.
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I have a question. I have an 85 VN700 and the PO painted the tank with black primer. I looked at the gas cap, and it seems to be fine, but there is no vent hole in the tank itself.
Should there be one right below the vent hole on the gas cap?
There is no vent tube on the rear of my tank. It's up towards the center of the tank across from the sending unit. It has a short hose that has a bend near the end, and it looked like it was connected to something under the frame near the diverter valve was.
It has been coastered and the diverter valve and hoses have all been taken out, and there is a cap on the front cylinder carb.
As far as I know, it's the stock tank.
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I have a question. I have an 85 VN700 and the PO painted the tank with black primer. I looked at the gas cap, and it seems to be fine, but there is no vent hole in the tank itself.
Should there be one right below the vent hole on the gas cap?
There is no vent tube on the rear of my tank. It's up towards the center of the tank across from the sending unit. It has a short hose that has a bend near the end, and it looked like it was connected to something under the frame near the diverter valve was.
It has been coastered and the diverter valve and hoses have all been taken out, and there is a cap on the front cylinder carb.
As far as I know, it's the stock tank.
The tank should have a vent under the cap, near the mounting screws. The sending units have a nipple on the cover. As far as I know, it has no purpose. A California model will have 2 vent tubes protruding from rear near the rear mount tab. Sounds as though the po tried relocating the vent tube.

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