08 TE250 Newbie Question (Vent Catch Cannister)

Hey Fellow Husky Riders,

I ordered an 08 TE250 in December and I've been lurking around this forum since. Great site with allot of useful advice, some really helpful tips for a Husky newbie.

I just picked the bike up on Saturday and I've got a question concerning the emissions vent catch cannister. I've done a search and couldn't find the answer. There's a line from the gas tank and one from the back of the engine going into the catch can. Can I just remove the line from the engine or should I run a vent down the frame somewhere?

I've been discouraging details about removing that stuff, especially pictures cause some of the pics show up at the ranger stations so the rangers know what to look for... sorry.

There is a hole/nipple on the cylinder that those black hoses eventually get to. Block that, everything else can be set up like any other dirtbike. 2 vent hoses up from carb, 2 vent hoses & drain hose down to swing arm, gas tank vented to atmosphere.

That is the idea at least, there are a whole lot of variations. Might want to take a peek at some bikes in the showroom - does not have to be a Husky dealer, honda, yamaha, etc.

I've been discouraging details about removing that stuff, especially pictures cause some of the pics show up at the ranger stations so the rangers know what to look for... sorry.

There is a hole/nipple on the cylinder that those black hoses eventually get to. Block that, everything else can be set up like any other dirtbike. 2 vent hoses up from carb, 2 vent hoses & drain hose down to swing arm, gas tank vented to atmosphere.

That is the idea at least, there are a whole lot of variations. Might want to take a peek at some bikes in the showroom - does not have to be a Husky dealer, honda, yamaha, etc.

Since you brought it up . . .

Why would rangers care? They'll look for a spark arrestor but a charcoal cannister? I don't believe that for one minute. I can see the DMV wanting to know but not anyone else.

Greg

If it turns out to be an issue IMO it's no big deal anyway.

Here it would probably be an inspection ticket.

Just re-bolt and get inspected.

Since you brought it up . . .

Why would rangers care? They'll look for a spark arrestor but a charcoal cannister? I don't believe that for one minute. I can see the DMV wanting to know but not anyone else.

Greg

Because some are real pricxx, and just look for something, anything especially when they don't have a clue to start with. Tighten up on this type of thread coffee is right. With the NEW fabricated Giant Industry of the future of going GREEN and all the warming BS were going to have problems in the future. Later George

The EFI bikes have no overflow or vent hoses connected to the FI throttle body. I would suggest you keep the stock gas tank vent check valve installed between the cap and wherever you run the line to. I ran my vent line down the steer shaft.

Since you brought it up . . .

Why would rangers care? They'll look for a spark arrestor but a charcoal cannister? I don't believe that for one minute. I can see the DMV wanting to know but not anyone else.

Greg

The rangers are forced to make sure ohvs meet certain standards - otherwise the state is sued to close areas where there is evidence of non-compliance. Traveling off trail & things falling off the bike are 2 examples.

I have yet to meet a ranger that enjoys looking for stuff like that but they are sent pics off the internet from their bosses, who got those pics from people who do not ride and wish other people would not ride. My closest riding area looks for 250/450Xs & wr250/450f's at this time.

There are many many instances of this happening several times a year, check out the CA section of TT for more details.

The people surfing these sites for info love pictures... as long as things are not spelled out in detail with pics they will look for more popular bikes to harass.

The rangers are forced to make sure ohvs meet certain standards - otherwise the state is sued to close areas where there is evidence of non-compliance. Traveling off trail & things falling off the bike are 2 examples.

I have yet to meet a ranger that enjoys looking for stuff like that but they are sent pics off the internet from their bosses, who got those pics from people who do not ride and wish other people would not ride. My closest riding area looks for 250/450Xs & wr250/450f's at this time.

There are many many instances of this happening several times a year, check out the CA section of TT for more details.

The people surfing these sites for info love pictures... as long as things are not spelled out in detail with pics they will look for more popular bikes to harass.

I stand corrected.

But I can't believe a picture taken from the internet would stand up as how a bike should be. I could easily post a picture of my bike without the extra equipment and claim that is how it was when I bought it. I could post a picture with a TXC can and say that is normal as well.

Regardless, I hate the new Socialist Amerika. If Hillary or Barrack is elected, it will only get worse. At least Al Gore and John Edwards are out of the picture.

Greg

For what it's worth, out here I've been stopped up in MD, and once the Park Ranger noticed the plate, he waved us (me and another TE) on - right past a bunch of Hondas getting written up (for no sticker). Also, when getting my bike inspected (state inspection), it is usually the first Husky the wrench has seen since he was a kid and gets passed w/o even as much as starting it. I guess you in CA suffer from the worst paradox - lots of places to ride and a leftist political agenda trying to protect the beautiful land from everyone.

Chris

But I can't believe a picture taken from the internet would stand up as how a bike should be....

It doesn't.

But there are people that think that stuff should stay on. One probable scenario is someone prints out the picture & compares it to a new bike then then it goes up the chain of command of the group he is associated with - till that group approaches the top OHV parks guys (or higher).

I can assure you there are pictures with circles & arrows & paragraphs on the back of blue & red bikes hanging on my local ohv parks entrance booth. And those pictures were printed off of TT.

I am only talking about the very specific instructions of how to remove the things that should be removed. Just showing a pic of a bike is no problem at all regardless how it is configured.

There is a word for those things emm****s - but that word is one of the ways they find things by using the search feature.

I have seen a detailed diagram of how it is routed either somewhere on the bike or in the user's manual. I think it is on a sticker behind the headlight # plate, on the sttering column, on the backside of the front fender, or perhaps on the rear fender under the seat. I know I have seen it somewhere, if it is in none of these places, then it is in the book for sure. The diagram explains exactly what each line is doing. You can follow this to identify everything, then reroute them as coffee has explained. Can't remember where I saw it, but I'll check tonight. They all rought through a manifold behind the headlight #plate, and the diagram shows this, just can't remember where I saw the diagram.

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