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I say cut 'em off!!!
Technically, the results will vary depending on what the decoder is sending to the motor and whether it uses back EMF, however not having the capacitors there will not have a negative effect on the performance whereas leaving them there probably will.
On principal, decoders should comply with whatever local RF suppression regulations apply to the area in which they are sold and should not rely on the manufacturer of the model having done so already.
Furthermore, any decoder manufacturer who refuses to state categorically (when asked) whether or not the capacitors should be removed is....

bad.
 
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