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Topping off gas?

Any harm in doing this? I've noticed I can get more than a half gallon additional in the tank but it takes time as the pressure slowly releases through the vent. Not sure why they left so much dead air space in the tank?
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Expansion. You do not want fuel getting into your vapor canister.

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What vapor canister? If I remember rightly isn't that a California type of deal or is there something I have missed somewhere?

So far the only drama I have found trying to find exactly where full is is when there is a big puddle of fuel under the *******
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Catch-as-catch-can

The EVAP can is installed on all 50 state U.S.A. 1832cc 6 cylinder Hondas. Prior to 2001 the fuel tank fume catcher was only used on California only models. The large "black can" { 1741-MJR-671 $215.45 } can be seen by looking into the center openings in the lower front cowl. The can is only held on by 2 very small bolts and the durn thing accidentally fell of my bike not long after I got it. Haven't found those lost bolts yet.
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The EVAP can is installed on all 50 state U.S.A. 1832cc 6 cylinder Hondas. Prior to 2001 the fuel tank fume catcher was only used on California only models. The large "black can" { 1741-MJR-671 $215.45 } can be seen by looking into the center openings in the lower front cowl. The can is only held on by 2 very small bolts and the durn thing accidentally fell of my bike not long after I got it. Haven't found those lost bolts yet.
Ah I was wondering about that too. Do you know if there's a desmog kit for the 2014 Valks? I desmogged my last bike and it was easy and actually improved the sound somewhat, but I bet this one won't be so easy.
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Catch-as-catch-can-not

No, no kits. It's all going to be DIY.

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No, no kits. It's all going to be DIY.
That looks ugly.
Umm, don't suppose you have, I mean know of anyone who might, have instructions on how to do this properly?
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The EVAP can is installed on all 50 state U.S.A. 1832cc 6 cylinder Hondas. Prior to 2001 the fuel tank fume catcher was only used on California only models. The large "black can" { 1741-MJR-671 $215.45 } can be seen by looking into the center openings in the lower front cowl. The can is only held on by 2 very small bolts and the durn thing accidentally fell of my bike not long after I got it. Haven't found those lost bolts yet.
Ahh thanks I knew it was something along those lines. BTW locktite can fix that terrible problem of bolts unscrewing. Funny tho. I didn't think there was much vibration with our engines but yours may have something loose. You should get that checked
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I've been brainstorming a vent that I can drop in the fuel tank neck so that I can get air in there quicker instead of wasting time dicking with the pump to fill. I want to attach it to the cap so that it stays in place. I put a copper wire temporarily.
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I never try to overfill. Fill to the bottom of the filler tube. I'm never far enough between gas stations that I have to worry about running out. I also bought a 5 gallon "No Spill gas can" I will strap to the carrier if I ever feel I will need the extra fuel.
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