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post #1 of 14 Old 01-15-2018, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement coolant tank?

Anyone know if a coolant tank from a different model will fit on the C without too much effort? I can find a few used tanks on eBay but nothing specific for the C model.

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-15-2018, 03:33 PM
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What year is it?

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Ah yes good question Tom - it's a 2000
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The 2003 and 2004 used the same tank as an A model. What is different about the 2000 tank?

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The "C" model takes a different P/N for the Coolant Overflow Tank? Can you check P/N 43078-1083?
Looks like all of the Coolant Recovery Tanks from 1987 through at least 2010 are the same P/N.

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They are the same for all KLRs the we got here in the states and that is a good part for at least the 2003/2004 C model.

I didn't think the C model changed all that much, but who knows?

By the by, Jim, I have considered using a Ninja tank to make more room. It looks easy enough to adapt. http://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650-...flow-tank.html
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The 2003 and 2004 used the same tank as an A model. What is different about the 2000 tank?
I have no idea if the 2000 tank is any different from other years Tom. If the 2003/4 tank is the same as the A model, would older years be the same too? Can't find a part-specific tank for the C model - in fact having a hard time finding many part-specific parts for this bike at all. Seems like a lot of parts are interchangeable between the models, but there are definitely some C model parts that are very hard to track down.
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They are the same for all KLRs the we got here in the states and that is a good part for at least the 2003/2004 C model.

I didn't think the C model changed all that much, but who knows?

By the by, Jim, I have considered using a Ninja tank to make more room. It looks easy enough to adapt. http://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650-...flow-tank.html
Interesting plan Tom. Perhaps not this build, but the next dual sport I work on I'd like to completely relocate the coolant tank and radiator to clean up the front of the bike. The more ideas I have on how I can do this the better.
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...If the 2003/4 tank is the same as the A model, would older years be the same too?...
No idea. We never got the C model in the states, so we have no resources to check, no people to ask, nada.

When I wonder stuff about the C model I usually look at UK sites, but sometimes find nothing or only sketchy data. My German sources aren't much help, either. All I know is that the reservoir is the same on all KLR650s 1987 through today and that the 2003/2004 C model used the same tank as the A model as of those dates.

I don't even know when the C model started other than 'sometime in the 90's' nor when it ended other than '2005 or later'.

Not much help, I know.

What's wrong with yours? Is it missing, or just suffering from something like 'Melted Nipple Syndrome'? If you have a picture we can pretty well determine what will fit. Even a picture of where it mounts would help.

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Ha! melted nipple syndrome, that's exactly what's happened. Here's a pic -



- it's the small outlet circled in red that broke off when I tried to remove the hose.
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