de smogging 1988 gl1500


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de smogging 1988 gl1500

Postby lowriders » Sun May 05, 2013 9:09 pm



as we have an old bike it no longer needs inspections so I would like to get rid of a lot of the spaghetti on my bike to make it easier to work on and clean it up. thx for any help



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Re: de smogging 1988 gl1500

Postby amsoilguy » Sun May 05, 2013 9:12 pm

lowriders wrote:as we have an old bike it no longer needs inspections so I would like to get rid of a lot of the spaghetti on my bike to make it easier to work on and clean it up. thx for any help


I'm curious about that as well, mine was bought new in CA.
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Re: de smogging 1988 gl1500

Postby Mag » Sun May 05, 2013 10:24 pm

Ok, so doing this will give more power and better MPG, right? If so I am interested also ;)

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Re: de smogging 1988 gl1500

Postby ct1500 » Sun May 05, 2013 11:25 pm

My first thought on the matter is if you think you got problems now, start ripping components out and you will end up with driveability concerns and worse fuel mileage.

It is not like the 1500 has power robbing catalytic converters and a smog pump.
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Re: de smogging 1988 gl1500

Postby Fiberthree » Mon May 06, 2013 5:39 pm

ct1500 wrote:My first thought on the matter is if you think you got problems now, start ripping components out and you will end up with driveability concerns and worse fuel mileage.

It is not like the 1500 has power robbing catalytic converters and a smog pump.



+1 on that. If it aint broke... why break it?
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Re: de smogging 1988 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 07, 2013 11:38 am

As i recall,the only thing that was added on the Ca.model was a charcol canister.
All the other hoses are needed to "properly"air port/asperate the carbs at specific RPM's and plugging them absolutly does create problems.Tried that.been there.

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Re: de smogging 1988 gl1500

Postby Wolfie666 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:02 pm

On my 2000 SEI, now a trike,
I removed everything...
Hot air intake, Water heating manifold, PAIR valve assy, carb air jet selenoids, ect...
end result.... nothing... I mean nothing. No improvement, no better or no worse.




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