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post #1 of 5 Old 12-23-2019, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings, Minnesotan here. Last year I bought a low mileage 2011KLR650 for a song. I rode it exactly 3 times the longest of which was ďouchĒ 145 miles. When I got home I looked for a new seat and bought a Seat Concepts Commuter, very nice.

Well long story short my bad back finally bit the dust and I ended up with a five level disc fusion complete with 10 rods 20 screws, 20 bolts and a few titanium wafers for good measure so I didnít really have time to properly acquaint myself to the bike.

Iíve seen this term de-calirornectomy mentioned a few times and was wondering if my bike has this horrible appendage. The bike was sold originally in North Dakota so maybe it doesnít have it? I donít even know where itís located or what it looks like.

My back is on the mend and I will be riding in the spring come hell or high water. Anyway can someone please tell me where to find it and how to remove it. Itíll be on my list of to doís during the winter.

Because of my procrastination with back surgery Iíve lost 40% of the use of my left leg and will have to fashion a holder for my cane. Are there any riders here who use a cane that have some ideas for a holder? I look forward to visiting and contributing to this great site.

Regards and thanks in advance. Uncle Dick
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-23-2019, 07:07 PM
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Welcome back to the forum, Uncle Dick. Sorry to hear about your back & leg.

The California Evaporative emissions charcoal can is a square black box opposite the muffler. Under the tongue of the seat a CA tank has 2 vent nipples rather than only 1.

CA bikes can & have been sold in all 50 states, by all brands. The evap emissions systems will eventually be on ALL internal combustion motorcycles.

Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-26-2020, 11:21 PM
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Sorry about your back. I have had 6 joint surgeries and have Multiple Sclerosis. Basically my balance sucks and I have a cane. It is easy to tuck it under a leg but a gun rack on the handle bars is simple and works. My dog rides on the back in an oversized milk crate so that was not the best. I carry Nelson rigg soft luggage and a 30 dry bag with water hanging from the milk crate for myself and Lady. That holds more then what I need. That set up took me from AK to Key west. I also use a reflective umbrella. Shade is nice to have sometimes.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-29-2020, 06:14 PM
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Here's a screen shot of Rocky Mountain ATV's schematic. It will be under the left side body panel, black plastic canister with vent tubes going to the tank.

And sorry about your back, take care of it and heal fast my friend. Know what it's like.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-05-2020, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to all that responded to this post. Itís great having this wealth of knowledge available to us newb KLR owners.
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