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I was reading a tread that suggested removing (disconnecting) the emmisions on CA bikes.....the thread was related to stalling problems

My question is:

I have had SE 16 GA pipes, Air Cleaner, and race tuner installed bike runs great. As I was cleaning the bike after riding today I noticed that the hose to the carbon canister was not connected. I believe that is is to recycle evapoative gas fumes........

Would reconnecting the hose in anyway change the wat the bike runs?
Is there any advantage to disconnecting the hose?
Can the filter be removed (assume hose is disconnected to lighten bike)?

Any opions appreciated....
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The canister is useless remove it, it's so easy. Slide it out of the holder. Actually I forgot how it comes out someone will tell you. They have already capped of the part that the canister breathes in from, even that HD dealer does that. I'm in CA if you want me to it for you just PM me. I met a rider out at Neptunes net on an 04 that bought the bike fully done up for $17k. He wants the 30T pulley so anyone who wants the 28T pulley PM me, I'll have it.
 

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saleen146 the canister won't effect performance at all. Many people are unaware that a great deal of the emmisions from a car come from raw fuel vapor and that is what the canister helps to contain. You do what you want but for my money I say leave it alone.
 

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now, if you had a Dyna, where they stick it in front of the engine, outboard of the front frame rails, like a third testicle, I would definitely say yank it out immediately... otherwise, Max is right, no performance effect. It's only there to help contain the vapor from the fuel tank.
 

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Only an opinion: If you reconnect the hose, it should have no bearing on the operation of the engine since it's only a vent for fuel evaporation coming from the fuel cell. If you do not reconnect it, it may allow entry of contaminants into your fuel system as I doubt there is a filter on that vapor line. If I refuel either of my EFI autos and do not crank the fuel cap in until it clicks causing a pressure leak to the closed loop pressurized fuel system, the check engine light comes on and I have to take the car into the service department to have it reset. This could relate to our VRODs although you may not see a "check engine" light.
 
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