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post #1 of 50 Old 09-13-2017, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Space Under the Seat

Just had a quick glimpse at my new bike, still at the dealer's showroom floor. Noticed that there is no avaliable space under the seat at all. On my (still mine) '14 model I keep some things under the seat but as I could understand at '18 model the space is completely packed.
Then, there is "the box" with two hoses connected to it. I asked the dealer and he said it's "the box" required by new emission regulations so no more things going to the floor, all goes to the box. I still asked what is that "all" that goes to the box and not to the floor... Oil vapours?? He said he still don't know.
I will be further investigating when I get the bike but I will realy miss that space under the seat.
Can somebody lighten up about "the box"?
And then, there are yellow reflectors on the sides of the front fork. They are not required in Europe. Can they be easily removed?
I will have my bike in a week and I already have so many questions. Imagine how many I'll have after I get the bike.
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I rode the new ones at a demo ride but can not remember the reflectors. On most my bikes I got new in the past took them off if not the kind that went in to a molded cover. The old screw in type were easy just counter and out.Even took center stands ,turn signals, and about any thing not needed as was drag racing big and even the ones rode on the street went on a diet.Center stand and stock pipes were a lot over the single wall four in to one with K&N single pods replacing stock air box.
I gave a guy a just like new center stand for a 1977 GS750 Suzuki four a few years ago. He had 180,000 on his and had worn really bad as he was long leg and used the thing all most every stop if level enough.They told him they were not able to order them that old and I made the offer of free! High mile bikes impress me a lot.I hang that kind of stuff on the cross members in my basement with a tag of what it is for so 35 years later knew where it was at. Wearing out a center stand was a first for me.Bet a junk yard would have one but not that nice.I t was taken off first week I bought the bike new and never used. Still have the bike but like me way off like new!
Just robbed a 30 fuse from my 09 to put in my 08 C50 that I hauled in yesterday and found the trouble today. My 011 looks just like it under the seat and room for some more tools etc. I tend to keep more of the may need stuff in one of the side boxes.If on a trip and loaded have to take all that off to get the seat off.Bet the reflectors are glued in.
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My 2018 DL1000XA does not have the EVAP canister in the tail section like my buddies 2014 does, so the whole tail section is open, and I was able to put in quite a few tools in the area.

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Here it is:

Now let's wait for Greywolf and see if it can be removed and what has to be done with remaining hoses

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It would appear the Euro emissions standards are finally addressing the problem of fuel vapors being vented into the atmosphere. California compliant USA E-33 models have been venting the tank vapors through a charcoal canister and into the intakes for years. If you want to and can get away with removing the system, figuring under seat space is more important than the small amount of hydrocarbons escaping into the atmosphere, it can be done. After removing all the hoses and the canister, you're left with the fuel tank vent pipe and the connection into the intakes. The fuel tank is best vented by running a hose to the bottom of the bike into a small filter such as this. The intake connection to the canister needs to be blocked off to prevent a vacuum leak.


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Thank you Greywolf. That was my plan, i just now need to find out where is the intake as that point I would skip if you haven't called attention. That is why you're the best.

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Ah, and one more question:
Is that little filter for preventing the dirt entering the tank or for filtering fuel vapors coming out of the tank?
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Be sure to give us a report on the new model...differences and similarities. My 2014 is just getting broken in good and spent a lot of time and money for add-ons, so will probably be awhile before I upgrade.

I wonder if one of the hoses is an airbox drain? Some bikes have a drain for oil that might get sucked in there.

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Don't guess they will smell like rotten eggs like a few of the in line car ones did. Back in the 70s they even sold the right length of pipe to cut it out and replace in states that did not require them. I made a few and did that. The worse smelling one I ever saw was on a little pontiac ,like a nova they made. It was so bad when you got out and caught a little made you gag. That and the little buss'er to tell you seat belt not in use.It was made in Mexico when I cut it out.
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The bottom of the air box is the clean side. It wouldn't do to put drain holes in it. The 650s I owned had spigots with short, closed end hoses. They would hold a tiny amount of water or oil and could be removed for drainage purposes if need be. I imagine the filter is to keep small stuff out as it won't keep vapor from leaving.

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