Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lake Helen, Florida, USA
Re: Canisterectomy how to ?
The fuel tank is vented through the canister. If the bike has been on it's side, there is the possibility that the canister could have been filled with gasoline. This can plug up the canister. Without a vent, a vacuum in the tank will quickly develop. Fuel delivery to the throttle bodies becomes more difficult under this environment and will slow, and eventually stop the bike. When you opened the fuel cap to fuel, did you hear air rushing past the cap? If so, the vent is not working and the canister is suspect number1.
If you're on the road when this happens, run the bike with the cap loose to get you home.
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