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post #1 of 5 Old 04-15-2014, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tank Swap

Anybody have any idea how hard it is to swap the innerds as well as the cap etc. from an old tank to a new one (shell only)?

'08 Yellow DL650

Engine Guards; Bash Plate; Centerstand; 1" Bar Risers; Adjustable Lowering Links; OEM Top/Side Cases; EB Headlight Relay; OEM Handguards; Fork Brace; Piece a crap Windscreen; Broken Shift Lever (Tap/Bolt/Duct Tape); New Tires (but I coulda run on that plugged rear another 4k)
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There are two kinds of tanks, lid vented and canister vented. If you get the same kind, the swap is straight forward. If different, the venting system needs to be accommodated.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Yes, thanks for reminding me Greywolf. Tank is going on an '05 Illinois Wee, so I believe no cannister. New tank is from an '06. Just the shell. How can I tell if it requires a cannister?

'08 Yellow DL650

Engine Guards; Bash Plate; Centerstand; 1" Bar Risers; Adjustable Lowering Links; OEM Top/Side Cases; EB Headlight Relay; OEM Handguards; Fork Brace; Piece a crap Windscreen; Broken Shift Lever (Tap/Bolt/Duct Tape); New Tires (but I coulda run on that plugged rear another 4k)
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A California legal tank has an extra spigot on the bottom for a hose to a canister. Add that to the filler well overflow tube and there are two hose connections to a non California legal tank's one. State of origin is not conclusive. I bought a 2007 Wee in Ohio that had a canister.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-15-2014, 04:25 PM
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I didn't even know there was another kind out there, maybe there isn't in Canada?

Either way, if it's the same type it's just swapping the parts over with a few tools. Only trick I had was getting the darn fuel line off the throttle body end (It was on BACKWARDS when i bought it) which you won't need to do and taking the pump out be careful not to snag anything as you pull it out, its got stuff hanging off it that looks delicate haha.

Went down on my strom

I sold my Aprilia because I was broke but spent it all on upgrades for the Strom, ah well...
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