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I have just bought a 1996 GL1500SE. I changed the oil tonight and on the underside just behind the centre stand is a cylinder about the size of a coffee mug. It doesn't seem to be mounted on anything and is just loose. Anybody know what this is and should it be tied down or screwed in somewhere?
 

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Might be one of those emission cannisters. is there a rubber line going into the top of it?
 

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hatchetman wrote:
Might be one of those emission cannisters. is there a rubber line going into the top of it?
Wayne is correct. California emissions canister. Has a couple of rubber hoses on it as I remember.

It is held in place with a single 10MM bolt I think. anyway, the bracket breaks and it falls down, hanging on the rubber hoses.

I questioned my mechanic about it, and he said to toss it in the junk, the engine don't need it. So, I did.

The bike went thru emissions testing twice after that and no one ever even looked under the bike. Just stuck a hose up the exhaust pipe and said "let it idle for a couple of minutes".

Well, I was aware of the idle trick, so I just opened the gas door and twisted the screw a bit and raised the idle to 1500 rpm. Took my hands off the throttle and set back until they were happy.

Probably did not need to do that, but the bike cleared with a 0-0 on the two points that they measure :waving:
 

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brownsd54 wrote:
I have just bought a 1996 GL1500SE. I changed the oil tonight and on the underside just behind the centre stand is a cylinder about the size of a coffee mug. It doesn't seem to be mounted on anything and is just loose. Anybody know what this is and should it be tied down or screwed in somewhere?
Hummmm. Not to steal the thread, but this might be an excellent place to put a Stebel horn! On my VTX, I mounted one on the swingarm, very low on the bike, and it has survived about 2.5 years with no problems...
 
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