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post #1 of 9 Old 09-25-2005, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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California Owners Removing Smog Gear

Have any owners of California models bothered to remove the extra crap Kalifornia makes Suzuki install? Does it make any performance difference other than about 5 lbs of weight loss?

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-26-2005, 07:32 PM
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I removed the charcoal canister and routed the tank vent to the ground. Thought not related, I have also removed the secondary throttle plates which improved the throttle response unbelieveably. You should do this mod.
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I removed the charcoal canister and routed the tank vent to the ground. Thought not related, I have also removed the secondary throttle plates which improved the throttle response unbelieveably. You should do this mod.
I'm interested in doing the mod but chicken that Kalifornia isn't moving towards smog testing on motorcycles. Anyone hear of such a stupid idea? (Smog testing m/c that is)...

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I'm interested in doing the mod but chicken that Kalifornia isn't moving towards smog testing on motorcycles. Anyone hear of such a stupid idea? (Smog testing m/c that is)...
Why do you think it's stupid? You've got uncontrollable amounts of sunlight in the state, all that is needed for smog is NOx and HC and voila!

I wish my bike had a vent that went to the intake or something. I'm sick of smelling evaporative emissions.

I got my Wee-strom (first motorcyle, first motorcycle I've ever been on period) and scared the snot out of myself.
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I'm interested in doing the mod but chicken that Kalifornia isn't moving towards smog testing on motorcycles. Anyone hear of such a stupid idea? (Smog testing m/c that is)...
Why do you think it's stupid? You've got uncontrollable amounts of sunlight in the state, all that is needed for smog is NOx and HC and voila!

I wish my bike had a vent that went to the intake or something. I'm sick of smelling evaporative emissions.
No flame intended, but if you've ever lived under the communist-like control of the CARB (California Air Resources Board), then you'd know.

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I'd know what?

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I removed the charcoal canister and routed the tank vent to the ground. Thought not related, I have also removed the secondary throttle plates which improved the throttle response unbelieveably. You should do this mod.
I'm interested in doing the mod but chicken that Kalifornia isn't moving towards smog testing on motorcycles. Anyone hear of such a stupid idea? (Smog testing m/c that is)...
Yes, that idea has been kicked around for years, but so far no actions have been taken to follow through on it.

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I'd know what?
To properly answer this question would take tons of space and time. Not to mention it might offend some people's sensibilities.

The real quick and not near comprehensive answer is: The CARB is an unelected board that makes up regulations that have little to no basis in science or fact, author and impose laws without oversight from the legislature or governor's office. They've been caught a number of times fabricating "evidence" to further their political agenda. They are arbitary and capricious, and since it's "for the environment" they think they can get away with anything and everything they want. And, sadly, they're usually right in this regard.

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That must be why I've often heard Cali refeered to as the People's Republic of California. Sadly, in New England, the Commonwealth (another name for People's Republic)of Massachusetts requires the same emissions controls. I too would be interested in these mods. I found the mod for Charc. Filter removal, and I'm going to look in to the Sec. Throttle Plate removal.
Corpsie, in what state can you control the amount of sunlight? J.K.
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