I introduced myself in the chit chat forum. I recently picked up a 82 R65, which has been sitting for nearly 15 years. I've ordered carb kits, some filters, fuel lines, battery, and such. I've been restoring old Triumph motorcycles and MG's for a while now, but they have all been older than 71, so the motorcycles don't have smog control. The MG's I've done do. I think the PCV and fuel vapor recovery are good, but exhaust air modification do not add or help much.
This bike has what seems to be a PCV valve under the top cover which ventilates the crankcase through the carbs? It also has exhaust air "something" which is vacuum activated, equalization??, or what?
I'm not sure if I will keep the air box, or use some individual K&N filters on the carbs, I'm open to suggestions, but whatever I do, I'd like to know what to do with the smog equipment? I know the crank case needs to be ventilated, what is the best way to accomplish this without the air box? Can the exhaust devices be plugged at the heads?
These are just a few questions to start with, thanks, for all replies, Phil