Thanks, I did find a way to do it on another forum tho. The reason to do this is that the filter becomes clogged over time and sometimes even contains liquid gas from overfills. This causes very uneven running and a host of hard to place problems. The issues are well documented on the various forums tho. Removing it clears the issues, and it certainly did in my case. Mine is running sweetly again. The canister is specific to US bikes for California emissions. In the rest of the world the bike comes configured as mine is now and they do not vent in the garage. I know it is theoretically more possible but it is not happening to people who do this from what I have read and my own experience now.
I restore classics and own Harleys. Those bikes vent all the time, lol. The BMW won’t be able to keep up if it starts venting, trust me 🙂