GPZ fuel tanks

chris marquis marquis1968 at
Tue Jan 13 13:22:17 PST 2009

Great to hear that ,i`ve removed them from older cars and whatnot , i just didn`t want to make more problems then i`m trying to solve .   thanks for the info, send me what you have on removing the purge system if you can , this sounds like my best option , and i`ll make a deal with mr. mason and give him some more storage space!!   thanks  chris

--- On Tue, 1/13/09, scapco at <scapco at> wrote:

From: scapco at <scapco at>
Subject: Re: GPZ fuel tanks
To: marquis1968 at, "gpz" <gpzlist at>
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 4:09 PM


Decanistering is easy and straight forward.  Many of us 
have done it and it does not do any damage to the bike.  
It's all a matter of unbolting some crap and plugging a 
hose or two.  Mine was done 10 years and about 50K ago.  It 
does not create any performance issues, there is no 
jetting, tweaking or anything else you need to do, it 
simply has no effect on the bike.  I used the original tank 
until I got whacked by a Hardley, I've used a one hose tank 
ever since.  If you reuse a three hose tank you have to 
plug one of the three hoses or it can dump gas out of that 

Kawasaki sold the California bikes all over the country, I 
bought mine in Colorado where I live so one from Michigan 
isn't a surprise.

Charles S.
95 GPZ1100 - Gently Sleeping

>yes they do go to the purge system, i was under the 
>impression that they all came with that on them being as 
>this bike was bought new here in michigan,thats why i was 
>suprised to see just the overflow connection on the tanks
>he has ,i`m very interested in his tank(s) as they are 
>much better then mine, I just don`t want to butcher up the 
>bike removing the purge system,and was curious if anyone 
>else has done this ,as i don`t want to create any
>performance issues either !!        thanks   Chris
> --- On Tue, 1/13/09, scapco at 
<scapco at> wrote:
> Chris has the Kalifornicated version of the GPZ.  His has 
> the vapor canister and all that crap on it.  The regular 
> tank has one overflow hose, the Kalifornicated version 
> has three.
> If you're swapping tanks it would be a good time to 
> remove all the California canister crap.  It doesn't help 
> performance, but you'd lose some weight.  I have detailed 
> instructions on how to do this.
> Charles S.
> >Hi:
> >I've got a couple of used GPz tanks.  Chris Marquis is 
> >looking for a good used tank.  His tank has 3 vacuum ? 
> >lines in the rear  but noticed mine have only one. Any 
> of you guy know whether my tanks can be used on his bike
> >and with what modifications?
> > 
> > Jim 


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