I really hate that stuff. i is easy to remove. I just did on 300x, and Klx 230. getting rid of so many hoses and cleaning the top of the engine from all that bs is just one of many benefits
thank you. yes, there are several threads on the subject that I can see. what i am still not getting is which line should remain open for the ventilation? is it the overflow line? i have the 3rd generation V.Try SEARCH - I know that I posted a thread about removing that stuff back in '11 or '12.
Thanks a lot. I will try to order the breather (part 14069), but I cannot see the small plastic tank you mentioned in the diagram. is there anything else to order? I cannot see...The fuel tank parts diagram shows what you need to do to convert it to non-CA. The front evaporative parts diagram shows what you have now.
If I understand the drawings correctly, the front/upper nipple on the fuel tank is an overflow, and the rear/lower nipple is a vent. The front/upper has the line that goes to the evap canister. From the canister there is an outlet line that goes to the solenoid, and then another line that goes to the throttle box. It is that last line which you have to cap off. Keep the wiring plugged into the solenoid.
The line that comes out of the tank to the canister will now just vent to the environment. You could run a line down to the bottom of the frame to drain. The correct configuration is to install part 14069 onto that front nipple, then the rear/lower nipple has a line that goes to that little part (a small plastic tank), and then that tiny tank has a line that goes down to the bottom of the frame to drain. Thus both of those lines can dump fuel into the tiny tank and then it dumps onto the ground.
I can't find my before pictures to see what that rear/lower tank nipple went to in the original CA configuration. My guess is you could run a line from that to the ground, too, since it is some kind of drain or vent. I preferred to put it into a factory configuration with that tiny tank. The cost was very minimal for the parts.
14069 is the "little tank". It is just a hollow bulb of plastic. You could probably just T the 2 lines together, though I suspect there is some good reason they didn't do that from the factory.Thanks a lot. I will try to order the breather (part 14069), but I cannot see the small plastic tank you mentioned in the diagram. is there anything else to order? I cannot see...
but assuming that the breather part is not available. in case like that, should I just keep the two nipples open with lines attached to them, or cap the upper nipple?
I also plan to remove that box from my V1000 where it has a weird location below the dashboard. this can be perhaps a bit more challenging. Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Parts and OEM Diagram | BikeBandit
You're taking a leap of faith with that position. I'd argue that it is not actually intended to prevent people from inhaling toxic vapors, but it is intended to comply with laws that claim to prevent those vapors from reaching the atmosphere. And I live in California, so I'm not hating on those laws, just saying that environmental laws often have better intentions than actual effect.What's so horrible about that box? I see so many people dying to cancer, yet a box which prevents you from inhaling toxic gas vapors - horrible?
It wasn't hidden under my fairings. And you didn't provide the proof of any positive effect offsetting the .5% weight anyway, except for some complaints about gas fumes in people's garage. Well, it's a garage. I don't know what to say. I smell fumes when I use WD-40. If the canister had a positive effect, why did Kawasaki decide not to design it in for everybody? Oh because Kawasaki also sees less benefit than the cost of the parts, if any benefit at all. So, the only reason some have it is because the law says so, and there is still no proof that it actually does any noticeable good. Got it.that canister adds ~0.5% to the weight of your versys. Having a good lunch before you ride impacts your acceleration to much greater extend
It adds zero aerodynamic impact as it's hidden under the fairings.
Also, I've read that people who removed these boxes reported that they started to smell gas in their garage.
Fly-Sig, yes you are right. the upper nipple is for vapour pressure release and the lower for fuel overflow. this can be clearly seen from the diagrams I attached. unfortunately, in Thailand they do not have the 14069 breather, so I just ordered some plastic T-nipples; even though I suppose there is no harm in two lines hanging separately.14069 is the "little tank". It is just a hollow bulb of plastic. You could probably just T the 2 lines together, though I suspect there is some good reason they didn't do that from the factory.
I wouldn't cap either of those nipples simply because the factory does it the way they do, and I'm not smart enough to know the possible problems it might cause to do it differently.