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Has anyone removed the emission items off a 2004 CA. DL-1000. any results?
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Has anyone removed the emission items off a 2004 CA. DL-1000. any results?
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If you are successful in removing them, I bet that you will also be successful in getting a VERY expensive ticket if your caught! :lol: Why do you want to remove them anyway?
 

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i don't see the point of removing emission controls on modern bikes or cars. in the early 70's the bits and pieces were add-on's and removal helped sometimes. in this day and age the engines are designed from scratch to have certain controls and you may find that less control of emissions will actually downgrade performance and reliability in the long run. in the 60's the oil in my car turned black within 500 miles, now i can drive 3000 or more and the oil is clear enough to see through. that tells me things are a lot cleaner inside and outside . i am glad they don't make em like they used to. those little computers and processors in my wee and my cage are a bargain beyond belief. less tuning, less overall maintenance and less labor intensive for this old guy. at the push of a button i can ride and i like that.




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I have not tried this yet, but if you want to "remove something" to get more power/better response...removing the secondaries seems to work.
 

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I did on my 2003 DL1K using the instructions on

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VStrom3.html

Very simple as long as you have a few vacuum caps sitting around (any major auto store sells them).

On a side note to the less than helpful posters on this topic, not sure how it is in other states, but here in California street bikes have charcoal canisters on them. They work great at first, but after a bad tip-over that fills it with fuel or just being on the bike for 15-20K miles, they can result in the bike stalling randomly (including at 80+ MPH on the freeway), and sometimes result in a bike that will not start back up. So, when your stuck in the middle of nowhere and forking over several hundred to tow your bike home, you begin to wonder how great of an idea they are. :roll:
 

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Yah, that would spoil my day too. I wonder if there is an easy way to drain fuel from the canister in that event. Some cages have procedures for servicing canisters and the Zuks might have them too. Possibly a drain line incorporated into the system would be of benefit. I seem to remember something about overfilling the tank and excess fuel finding it's way to the canisters. This is a cage thing but possibly bikes would do the same. The canisters are there to absorb vapors and fumes so the liquid could certainly play hell with the various components in the system.
 
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