can I damage anything runnin w/o the evap can?.


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cardinal
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can I damage anything runnin w/o the evap can?.

Postby cardinal » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:35 pm



A couple of days ago, the bracket that holds my evap canister to the frame broke and let it drop. It was attached to the bike only by the hose from the fuel cap. I cut it loose and threw the canister in the trunk, started the bike back up to see if it made any difference with out the canister. Started fine, idled fine, plenty of power, no problems at all except for the faint smell of gasoline when I parked the bike in the garage.
It's going to be a week or two before I can get the bracket fixed and back on the bike. Does anyone know if I might damage anything by not having the evap canister hooked up? Also, why do you think it was covered in soot?

Far as I can tell, this evap canister is for bikes that are destined for California. So I have my doubts about it being of any use at all except to satisfy some beaurocrats and add cost to the bike.



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Re: can I damage anything runnin w/o the evap can?.

Postby Bamaeagle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:59 am

Should not have any problem with running without it. You are right it is a California thing. Some people not living there remove them all together.
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Re: can I damage anything runnin w/o the evap can?.

Postby cardinal » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:49 pm

I'll bet a lot of people living here, in California, remove them, too.
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