Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: La Mirada, CA, USA
Did Ducati pull a fast one on the EPA
Recently a friend (@SoCalDuc) and I were discussing his 01 750 not running correctly, has some kind of fueling issue where it dies at speed. One thing he found that might be a contributing issue while searching the interwebs is to remove the charcoal canister system. He asked me about mine, what I removed, how did I route the remaining hoses. One of the things to remove is the hose that come from the intake manifolds to the charcoal canister and plug the nipples on the manifolds. When I had removed mine I found they had a small screw plugging the intake manifold nipple hidden by the hose. He found his to be the same. That got us to wondering, did Ducati fool the EPA with a system that appeared to be compliant but in reality it was non-functioning? Anyone else find this? Probably only on California based bikes.
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