1998 Honda Goldwing trike with California evaporation control system questions


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1998 Honda Goldwing trike with California evaporation control system questions

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Hello,

First time posting, recently had the trike in the shop for service, and the carbs rebuilt. my mechanic advised that there is fuel coming from the evaporation control system california model, is there a way to get parts for this, or a way to by pass this. I currently live in Palm Coast Fl, trying to get the bike back on the road after years sitting in the garage. Please excuse my ignorance on the subject I no little to nothing about motorcycles. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kevin


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Re: 1998 Honda Goldwing trike with California evaporation control system questions

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The more important question is how did the fuel get into the evap canister in the first place? You can often purge the canister by hooking up a vacuum pump and putting it out in the sun or in front of a heater. Or just replace it.
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Re: 1998 Honda Goldwing trike with California evaporation control system questions

Post by WingAdmin »

It's normally caused by overfilling the fuel tank. Especially if it's hot, the fuel expands and pushes into the evap canister.

Feel free to have your mechanic just rip all that California emissions stuff off your bike. It doesn't affect the performance at all, and is only required if you decide to move to California and want to have it pass a state inspection there.
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Re: 1998 Honda Goldwing trike with California evaporation control system questions

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Thanks for your reply, I spoke with him this morning, he's is going to find a work around for it, I'll let him know he can remove it.

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Re: 1998 Honda Goldwing trike with California evaporation control system questions

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WingAdmin wrote: Fri Mar 31, 2023 11:40 am
Feel free to have your mechanic just rip all that California emissions stuff off your bike. It doesn't affect the performance at all, and is only required if you decide to move to California and want to have it pass a state inspection there.
Pulling all of the CA CARB crap off will probably improve performance and/or mileage a little. Just make sure that you get all of the connections closed off as necessary.


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