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post #1 of 7 Old 04-02-2020, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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I was hoping someone in California or someone with a California emissions KLR could send me some pictures. Specifically of your fuel evaporative system location. If possible maybe even some dimensions. Being in Michigan my KLR doesn't have this. I have an idea for some hidden storage but would like to see where on the bike these canisters are mounted. Before I start spending money on a crazy idea, need a little more info. Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-02-2020, 11:45 PM
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I pulled all of my evaporative system off after I bought my '08, and then saw that space in there too.
I use two large hose clamps and a 2" piece of channel for the base. Then made a PVC drain pipe tool tube.

BUT... I keep a small tool kit in the tank bag with enough tools to get the tool tube out of there.

I did have to cut & trim the left side panel to make it fit.




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Thank for the info and pics. I will assume that's where the charcoal canister was installed. Where is the separator canister installed?
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The other canister was mounted to the frame just forward of the battery box. In the page linked below, it would have been located right about where the big red switch is in the fifth photo down.

Some more views of the canister mount. I have used it for mounting a home-made oiler and for a couple of different fuse block arrangements.
https://www.klrforum.com/68610-post10.html

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The other canister was mounted to the frame just forward of the battery box. In the page linked below, it would have been located right about where the big red switch is in the fifth photo down.

Some more views of the canister mount. I have used it for mounting a home-made oiler and for a couple of different fuse block arrangements.
https://www.klrforum.com/68610-post10.html
Tom, your home-made oiler setup looks pretty clever!

I noticed form one of your pictures that your swingarm nut does not have full thread engagement; why is that?

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Jason,

It's been a long time, but if I recall correctly I needed to have the swingarm dropped to drill and tap a couple of spots to attach some fittings for the oiler.

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Good stuff, I'm getting a good idea of where everything goes. Sad thing is my frame don't have threaded hole to install stock brackets. My idea of having stock looking storage maybe out the window. I do like the rear fairing storage tube.
Thanks for the help.
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