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Anyone removed the emissions canister on their 650? Looks like Webslinger did, but I can't confirm...maybe he can? It's the little canister just to the left of rectifier (if looking towards the bike from the passenger side so to speak).
 

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It can be removed without affecting the performance of your bike as long as you plug off the hose attached to the carburetor. This is the "purge" hose that provides air movement inside the charcoal cannister in the event that you accidentally overfill your fuel tank. Make sure you cap off the spigot you remove the hose from. The other hose attaches to the overflow spigot on the underside of the tank, at the front side. Just attach a longer hose to replace it and route it along the same path at a low point where the cannister was mounted. Now if you overfill it, it will drain fuel below the frame rails just like the 49 state model. You must own a California model. They are the only state that street motorcycles have to comply with CARB's evaporative emissions standards. The charcoal does soak up and nulify the emissions from fuel and fumes but it sure is an ugly little item to be hanging on the side of your bike. You can also order that hose I spoke about from your Yamaha dealer by specifically asking for the hose from the "49 state" model. It will be the exact length you need and should be inexpensive.
 

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It can be removed without affecting the performance of your bike as long as you plug off the hose attached to the carburetor. This is the "purge" hose that provides air movement inside the charcoal cannister in the event that you accidentally overfill your fuel tank. Make sure you cap off the spigot you remove the hose from. The other hose attaches to the overflow spigot on the underside of the tank, at the front side. Just attach a longer hose to replace it and route it along the same path at a low point where the cannister was mounted. Now if you overfill it, it will drain fuel below the frame rails just like the 49 state model. You must own a California model. They are the only state that street motorcycles have to comply with CARB's evaporative emissions standards. The charcoal does soak up and nulify the emissions from fuel and fumes but it sure is an ugly little item to be hanging on the side of your bike. You can also order that hose I spoke about from your Yamaha dealer by specifically asking for the hose from the "49 state" model. It will be the exact length you need and should be inexpensive.
That's good to know that I have a CA model, just in case I guess.
I removed the vapor canister and it looks so much better. It wasn't the ugliest thing around, but it did free up some unpolished chrome :) I fished the carb side hose out and found it connected to the carbs on the passenger side just up and under the air housing. It was the bottom nipple and you can see the hose go up towards the tank. You can confirm that it's the right hose by unhooking it and pulling on the other end. I keep an assortment of vacuum caps around and the red one fit snug. <<<Just a buncha FYI for the next guy wondering ;P
Thanks again everyone!
 
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