You folks ever notice how the pics on the home page show a European spec bike without the "Activated Charcoal Filter/FUEL VENTILAT" mounted in front of the front shock? Well, I'm in Germany and every bike I see here, except other US spec bikes, lacks this assembly, so I start loking it over and decide to take mine off. I won't lie and say it was a 20 minute job, but it wasn't especially hard either, just took some time to reroute drain lines, pull brackets and find just the right cap for the vacum fittng on the left intake (if you look, you'll see the right already has a little rubber cap about the size of what would fit over the tip of a ball point pen). I think it looks way better and really cleans up the front end. If your interested, just look up a euro and US spec bike in RealOEM.com BMW K27 R 1200 R 11 (0400,0490) Activated Charcoal Filter/FUEL VENTILAT and check out the differences - one just vents and drains the fuel tank, the US has all that crazy plumbing that circulates it all throught the filter. No extra parts or connectors needed (except for that tiny cap on the intake).