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Old 01-13-2010, 08:17 AM   #16
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I'm going to keep the emissions canister, but modify the canister hose with a 'T" to prevent any possible stalling (haven't experienced any yet).

On my 05 Ducati, the dealer removed the canister before I brought the bike home as it was only required on CA models then...on hot days the tank would make hissing noises and fill the garage with gas fumes
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:40 AM   #17
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Please update asap on seat situation. Have used sheepskin to get a little more mileage out of the stock seat, still was almost DOA after about 400 mi. Tried my brother in laws AirHawk this week. Was better for the "Hotspots" but I don't like the rolling feel I get with it.
I'm not going the "new seat" route as it seems as I consider it just too expensive. I have an Airhawk seat pad on order which should solve the problem for $130 ... on any bike I throw the thing on (right now, that might be my wife's Wee or my F800GS, in the future it might be a different one, or a rental, or ...).

I like the look of the aftermarket seats, but I don't like the price tag.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:07 AM   #18
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I like the look of the aftermarket seats, but I don't like the price tag.
Didn't you just pay umpteen thousand dollars for the bike? Seems kinda silly to cheap out on another $250 over the airhawk because it's 'too expensive'.

Plus, with a real seat your bike won't look like a KLR.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:41 PM   #19
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Canister Problem???????

Have now had my 800 for well over a year and done many deep creek crossings, ridden through numerous "toad-choking" rain storms, and have laid it down in a flowing river bed.................No canister problems to date. What are you guys doing that I'm not????????

Pissing off the Smog Control Gods maybe????
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:41 AM   #20
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I did a little different canister mod. I added a Tee at the canister discharge line that goes to the ground and then added two one way valves used in many GM auto transmission vents. Then added an additional vent line and ran it up high under the seat. The entire system is in place, but now I can only suck in air from under the seat and only expell fumes or fuel from under the bike. Cheap, easy, effective and reversible.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:47 AM   #21
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Didn't you just pay umpteen thousand dollars for the bike? Seems kinda silly to cheap out on another $250 over the airhawk because it's 'too expensive'.

Plus, with a real seat your bike won't look like a KLR.
Thats just cruel and usual punishment
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:48 AM   #22
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I did a little different canister mod. I added a Tee at the canister discharge line that goes to the ground and then added two one way valves used in many GM auto transmission vents. Then added an additional vent line and ran it up high under the seat. The entire system is in place, but now I can only suck in air from under the seat and only expell fumes or fuel from under the bike. Cheap, easy, effective and reversible.
dont we all know by now that smog is just a dragon from lotr,. and not a real monster? or was i dreaming during the whole movie/life?
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:39 AM   #23
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4 year old thread resurrection. Nicely done!
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:18 PM   #24
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Try the stock BMW 'Comfort Seat' from a 2013 model. Mine works very well for the odd 1100 mile dash.
Even packed wife on back for a 4 day, 2700 mile loop through Fairbanks, TOK, and Deadhorse Alaska... I actually heard ZERO complaints from Pillion on that trip.
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