Lol the KLRs factory suspension blows as well. I already got a 19kg/mm spring from ProCycle, but I haven't started researching the forks yet. I already got new taller bars, ims foot pegs, handguards, seat pad, and much more lol. What do you like about the Shinko 241? I am like a 50/50 street dirt rider, and I need something that can grip asphalt in the rain. Good to know the OEM filter is reuseable. I want to get rid of the charcoal cannister because it's one less potential issue I have to deal with. I haven't picked up my TW yet, so I don't know what I'm dealing with in regards to the cannister, but I just want it gone. Vapor lock is a PITA. Plus, on the CA model KLRs, the charcoal cannister was in a little metal box mounted to a unique-to-california bracket on the subframe, and once the cannister was gone, that little metal box was a GREAT place to keep a tool pouch!One thing you will find coming from a KLR is that the suspension isn't that great. Compounding the problem is that the bikes are shipped with too little oil in the forks, leading to bottoming. Look in the Technical Write-ups for info on the correct level for your weight, but as a benchmark a lot of us use 130mm. That is the only thing I would consider an "Achilles Heel". They are extremely reliable.
Of course you may consider some changes for your personal body type and riding style, like bar risers, wider footpegs, brush guards, a better seat, and so on. AND A SHINKO 241!!!
You can re-use the OEM filter for about 20 years and never ever have the dreaded "wrong filter in the right box" syndrome.
The info about too high torque values for the oil filter cover, the oil gallery check bolt, and the oil drain plug is right on!
I don't think the cannister delete will have any effect at all on performance and it only weighs about 6 ounces. It's a cosmetic decision.
It's a bike that going slowly on is more fun than going fast....smell the roses.
EDIT: Ahh, I see the cannister is a much smaller hidden thing on the TW, and most people say it doesn't cause any issues. I suppose I will leave it on for now. And as I think about it more, I might be voiding the factory warranty by removing it.
The cannister on the KLR was behind this nice painted metal cover over by the rear rack. Had tons of potential uses once the stupid cannister was gone.