Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: kernersville, NC, USA
Is a canisterectomy needed on the new K1200S series of bikes?
The last two times I filled my K1200 R Sport, gas dripped out the vent/overflow from the canister. I simply filled up to and into the black neck like I always do and gas drips out the vent tube from the bottom of the canister, the last time even after riding 50 miles before stopping.
I know that the hot setup on the older R bikes [back in the 90s] was to remove the canister and plug the line to the throttle bodies, - to prevent charcoal getting into the throttle bodies [and to remove the ugly visible black canister on the right side.
Is this still advisable on the 4 cylinder K bikes, - or just and old wives tale??
Does the gas dripping out of my canister mean that I have fouled the charcoal and need to replace it – or is the dripping normal?
1998 K1200RS [TAXI],
2007 K1200 R-SPORT