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post #1 of 4 Old Jul 19th, 2006, 10:48 am Thread Starter
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Partial Canisterectomy

I was considering doing this. I removed the rear seat. Next thing I knew I had pulled the hoses off the cannister without removing the top box.
Vented the right side over, plugged the left side. I left the canister in place.
I'll remove it whenever (if ever) I have the top box off. I don't see a problem...............(?)

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post #2 of 4 Old Jul 29th, 2006, 1:01 am
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What do the experienced folks have to say about this method of deactivating the cannister? Sure sounds easier than removing the top box.

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You could stow an air pump or tool box with your "rearely needed" parts in case things get so bad you "need" them... of course that's 4 screws to remove the box..

It seems if you don't need it, remove it... now or on the side of the road with your wife/riding buddy saying... "are we there yet?"

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post #4 of 4 Old Jul 29th, 2006, 1:11 pm
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If you've routed everything correctly there is no pressing need to physically remove the cannister.
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