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Old 12-19-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default CA emissions elimination?

Hello. Have a '07 Vulcan 500 i bought last weekend, has 1,250 miles on it, and after tearing into it for a little maintenance, I've discovered it has California emissions on it (evap canister, air separator, etc) down low in front of the rear wheel. Bike bought new in Colorado, moved to San Antonio, now in deep South Texas. Several questions: 1) How much does this system affect performance? 2) Anything I'd need to know different from a 49-state bike if I were to install Harley Dyna mufflers? 3) I know it's not "legal" to remove these systems, but IF one were to remove it, what would be the procedures, and could it be done w/out changing a bunch of parts? 4) Any significant difference when it's off?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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It neither adds nor takes away performance and gives little to no trouble. All it does it gather petrol fumes for recycling. There is one benefit, though, to the system. If you have a hot motorcycle and park it in the garage, it can eliminate that fuel smell in your garage that many bikes give off without the EVAP equipment. That is a plus in my books.
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