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Old 11-19-2012, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thunder SAI and EVAP

I heard that most of the earlier tbirds have a SAI and the ca Models have a EVAP. How can I physically inspect the bike to see if its there. I have a 2010 thinderbird 1600 and am curious


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Old 11-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Search for an old post by dazco. He shows a picture taken under the left side cover on how to identify SAI.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure if that pic is still there. Pretty sur ei linked it from my photobucket acount, and i don't have that pic anymore in that album. But it's easy enough. Under the left side cover theres a part that has about a 1/2" or 3/4" diameter hose going into it from the engine side and another coming out of the rear side that goes into the airbox. It's unmistakable. As to the evap, look under the bike just in front of the cat. (or maybe behind, but i think in front) If you have evap theres a black plastic cannister maybe 4" in diameter and maybe 10" long with hoses going into it. Well, at least one hose but i think 2.
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The evap canister is in front of the rear wheel. Can't miss it.


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Old 11-20-2012, 12:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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awesome.. still at work.. will try to look around the bike when i get home!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yay.. looks like i have both... so what do i do with it? or leave it alone?


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Just leave it alone. There isn't any point in messing with either.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Agreed. The canister has zero effect on anything. And the SAI *can* reduce popping, but 1-a proper tune will also, so it's like putting a band aid on the real issue, and 2-unless U R running catless, it's been said disabling SAI could possibly ruin the cat because it helps to burn unburned gasses that get past the exhaust port. (gets clogged and bike runs badly) Probably not, but unless you are getting very bad popping and hate it, i'd leave the SAI alone.

you could eliminate both and it's very likely noting will change, so no real reason to do so.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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awesome.... makes sense to me... just gonna leave it alone. Thought its better to know before i plug the Cable and TuneECU

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