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post #1 of 7 Old 09-30-2010, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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tpo emissions block off

i'm a tree hugger but all my powersports equip that has had any emissions control has had it removed..it's slapped on with no thought to reliability or lean midrange issues.

I see on ebay this tpo block off and wonder what are the emissions controls and has anyone had any issues. I am going to get a dl650 and learning things about it right now.

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The DL1000 has some lean running issues due to emissions controls. The DL650 does not. I see no improvement to be gained by removing emissions equipment on a DL650.

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get a pre-07 wee or a vee.
Those will pollute to your liking and perform marginally better than an post-07 wee which has a catalytic converter and for some reason is 20 km/h slower in its top speed (my experience after only trying one of each).

I don't know what a "tpo" is, nor why oen would want it blocked off. I suggest you don't waste money on that, but instead get yourself some luggage.
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The only emissions do-hicky I'd want to remove is that damn setup that vents the gas tank to charcoal canister back into the engine. The charcoal canister just isn't big enough, might at well remove it. A sunny day + black vstrom= very hard rich starting.
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The charcoal canister is only on the California emissions rated bikes. Mine doesn't have it.

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The only emissions do-hicky I'd want to remove is that damn setup that vents the gas tank to charcoal canister back into the engine. The charcoal canister just isn't big enough, might at well remove it. A sunny day + black vstrom= very hard rich starting.
All you have to do is open the throttle to let more air in. It's a lot easier than pulling stuff off and there is no good reason to dump the fuel vapor into the atmosphere.

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my big gripe is the $1200 in nikasil coated cyls it cost me when the catcon fell apart in my two stroke and got sucked back into the engine, trashing it, at 100hrs (yamaha jetski). Then i found out they all do it. And the a/f was lean enough to stick pistons when we let off throttle at 5000rpm to cruise.

I won't be changing anything needlessly my purpose is to find out if there is a need. Sounds like the 650 is good to go as is but i can tell you if I get an 08, it wont have a catcon for long.

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