since I don't have block off plates, can I do the following until I get the block off plates:
1. leave the KLEEN solenoid and rubber hose connected to the airbox
2. don't touch the REED valves
3. on the throttle body assembly, pull all the hoses out, and plug the 2 where the green and white were connected
4. on the tank, plug the red hole and leave the blue hose as-is
Just following up on this thread. I was able to complete the job after getting the block off plates. Thanks to all who helped.
Some info to pass along:
1. I was able to remove the annoying canister / separator / tubes without removing the KLEEN solenoid (the bike ran fine without doing the KLEEN part). So if you just want to clean up the right side of the bike quickly (without removing the airbox), that's the easy way to go. For me, I needed to clean up the right side since I was putting on race bodywork, which did not have space for the cannister / separator
2. when plugging up the holes, the only size of vacuum caps needed was 3/16". The 1/8" was too small. You can get these from any auto store (but were not available at my hardware stores, which I tried first)
3. if you decide to remove the KLEEN solenoid, don't forget to close the circuit using a paper clip and electrical tape. Otherwise, you'll get an FI error code 64 and have to remove the airbox again (which takes some effort). BTW, I had no idea what it meant to close the circuit (w/ paper clip) so I'll explain it for other noobs like me. When you remove the KLEEN solenoid, you'll need to disconnect an electrical connection. The "left back" electrical connection is now open, meaning it's like a socket with nothing in it. So you need to clip off the end of a paper clip so it looks like a letter "U", and push it into the open socket (needs quite abit of pressure). Then wrap it in electrical tape so it cannot come loose.
Hope this saves the next guy some time :)