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Old 03-22-2009, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Cali VS 49 state emissions?

Hi All,

I am looking for a KLR 650 and don't find many in Vegas, but a bunch in socal.

Does anybody know how significant the differences are between the cali and 49 state bikes? I had a DR Suzuki and the cali bikes had non-vented tanks, different gas caps, and I dont know what else.

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Old 03-22-2009, 05:28 PM
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The Ca bikes have a vapor recovery canister located at the left rear of the bike.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Somebody just told me the 2008 models are ALL Cali models, I remember hearing that some states were adopting California emission standards, so it may be true.

If I look at an older model, the evap canister is under
a sidepanel or ?

Thanks for your reply.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:21 AM
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Roady -

I don't know if all the 2008+ models are California type, but I have heard of California models being encountered as far east as Philadelphia, so at least they are widespread.

The cannister is under the side panel, just where the muffler would be if it were on the right side.

There's also a small cannister/vacuum device on the frame below the battery. It has hoses running back to the cannister, up to the gas tank, and forward to the carb vacuum port.

To remove the whole mess, put a vacuum cap on the carb port when you remove that hose, cap the tank vent that goes to the small canister, and cap the large hose that goes into the air box (near the battery), then remove all the bits.

Let me know if you need more specifics.

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Old 03-23-2009, 08:54 AM
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What benefits would there be to bypassing the system? I've read about it, but I don't 'get' it. Any cons?




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There's no big benefit, but no real harm, either. There's a remote possibility that, in a tip over, the system could get flooded and cause some havoc. I removed mine to avoid that and to remove a tiny bit of weight. It also gives you a couple of neat spots to bolt stuff up to.
I put a powerlet where the little vacuum switch used to be and a first aid kit where the cannister used to be.
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Cool, thanks for the clarification Tom.




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