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Ear Shave.. and a couple more questions

Hello everyone! So I am in the process of doing an Ear Shave.

I have followed the writeup at

http://06vn750.blogspot.com/search?u...&max-results=1

It says to purchase 2 Emgo Filters, but in the steps it only mentions one being used for a vacuum line to the one on the right. Is the other only for looks, or am I missing something here.

Also, I have some California emissions equipment on this bike (I am not in Cali) and I want to know what is necessary to keep. I noticed on the separator (Reed Valve if I'm not mistaken) that goes to the bottom of the bike, and I can't seem to figure out where this goes (seems to be stuck somewhere above the goatbelly), but all of other hoses including the valve itself are no longer connected anywhere else.
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I think they were using the second filter for the carb vents, but it isn't really needed since the vents can be tied up under the tank out of the wind or connected to the nipple on the tank at the fuel gauge sender. Mine is tied to the frame under the tank.

The parts stores are stocking filters similar to the Emgo to use for the crankcase vent, I found them priced lower and with no shipping.

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...mentions one being used for a vacuum line to the one on the right.
That vacuum port gets plugged, no filter goes on it.

If I'm understanding correctly, it sounds like the line hanging above the belly is the vac line that used to be connected to the right side carb. What size is the line?

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One of the filters is used for the crankcase vent tube in front of engine, the other for Carb line. He is right that the carb line can be placed up under tank. I used one on each side of bike to help visual balance. See my profile pic for snapshots of each side of motor after earshave and coastering.


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I only used one filter since I didn't have a Carb vent line on the bike... so I have a spare filter if anyone wants to buy it from me... lol

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No vent lines Chris? I would be concerned about dirt or water entering through the vent ports, unless that's some kind of Calif. emissions thing.

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To be honest I never thought if that... but I've had my bike for almost 2 tears with no Carb issues other than the ones I inherited from the PO leaving the bike outside, uncovered for 8 months. I didn't even figure out I had no vent line until I dud the ear shave a few months ago. My thoughts are, if it isn't broke, why fix it? I hope that never comes back to bite me in the ass. Lol

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Hello everyone! So I am in the process of doing an Ear Shave.

I have followed the writeup at

http://06vn750.blogspot.com/search?u...&max-results=1

It says to purchase 2 Emgo Filters, but in the steps it only mentions one being used for a vacuum line to the one on the right. Is the other only for looks, or am I missing something here.

Yes, read it again....
See Step 36 and Figure 17
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Yes, read it again....
See Step 36 and Figure 17
Thanks for making that page, I used that for my guide.

My crankcase vent is done similar, except for now it's mounted with a loop of stainless wire attached at the bolt for the right ear. The plan is to cut a chrome alternator bracket, drill holes, and mount to the same bolt with that. You really have to get down and look to see the wire, but the chrome piece should be even better.

Still have stock pipes, so I didn't have to jet.

That's a valuable web page you've made.

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my carb vent line runs to the black plastic cover under the tank that covers the sending unit(you may or may not have this cover). it has a nipple on it lol.

i used only one emgo filter on it and its attached to the left side for the crankcase breather.

i too have the ca emisions bike and i got 2 rubber caps to cover the reed valve holes. and 1 lil one for the right carb port(the left is on the petcock)
then yanked everything else out(FOR SALE)

everything else is as per write up (thanks author)
almost forgot i cut the lil tube off of the tank ,the one for the ca stuff, and filled it with jb weld ,ground smooth.

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Thanks for making that page, I used that for my guide.

My crankcase vent is done similar, except for now it's mounted with a loop of stainless wire attached at the bolt for the right ear. The plan is to cut a chrome alternator bracket, drill holes, and mount to the same bolt with that. You really have to get down and look to see the wire, but the chrome piece should be even better.

Still have stock pipes, so I didn't have to jet.

That's a valuable web page you've made.
you didnt rejet with ear shave?? run ok?
i was under impression that you rejet when changing intake but not if its just exhaust?

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