Decanister Instructions

scapco at scapco at
Tue Jan 13 13:34:09 PST 2009

A long time ago, Brad in Jax wrote:

I successfully un-California-ized (or de-Kalifornicated my 
96 Geeper last night.  Many thanks to Charles and Andy for 
your instructions and advice.  As I was doing the job, I 
came across a few minor things that the instructions (that 
Charles so kindly sent me) didn't say, so I've edited them 
with my own two cents.  They are below in case anyone wants 

One other thing that resulted from this job:
1.  To block off most of the unneeded lines, I removed most 
of the hoses entirely (instead of cutting them) and capped 
off the remaining vacuum "nipple" with some of the rubber 
vacuum caps you can buy at an auto parts store.  This left 
me with less clutter. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Scappaticci [mailto:scapco at]
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 10:57 PM
To: goodrich at
Subject: Re: Un-California-izing


Mine has been de-canistered and Scott did his with me over
the phone.  If you get into this and have any problems feel
free to contact me by phone at 303-797-8970.  It isn't too
hard to do.  Below are the instructions.

Charles S.

1)  Remove two screws from left inner fairing and remove
2)  Remove seat.
3)  Remove left side cover.
4)  Remove two bolts (10mm) from tank.
5)  Pull three hoses off tank.
6)  Pull two hoses off petcock.
7)  Remove tank.
7)  Turn to page 32-33 in chapter 1 of the Kawasaki service

8)  Remove top (yellow, hose #7, carburetor vent hose) from
canister (#10) follow this hose to carburetor.  There is an
intersection in this hose that runs between carburetor #1
and #2.  Another intersection runs towards the vacuum valve
(#6) and this hose also runs between carburetors #3 and #4.

9)  Cut this hose (#7) before first intersection. (This is
the vent hose and must stay open).  You can protect the 
opening of this hose by stealing the vent screen of the 
short hose sticking out of the vacuum valve (#6) since this 
part will be removed later in these instructions

10) Cut this hose (#7) again after second intersection and
plug.  This hose is indicated as the stripped hose going
back to the vacuum valve (#6).

11) Remove middle (blue, hose #14, breather hose) from
canister (#10).  This vacuum hose goes to the separator
(#16).  This hose is completely removed.

12) Remove the lower (green, hose #15, purge hose) from
canister (#10). This hose goes to the air cleaner housing
(#12).  Cut this hose at the air cleaner housing and plug.

By now all the hoses are off of the canister (#10).

13) Remove the canister.

There is a hose coming from the front of carburetor #3 with
a white line on it.  (Hose #13 the vacuum hose.)  This hose
runs to an intersection that splits and goes to the
separator (#16) and to the vacuum valve (#6).

14) Cut this hose above the carburetors and plug. By now all
the hoses are off the vacuum valve (#6)

15) Remove the vacuum valve.

16) Cut the red hose (#9, return hose, middle hose coming
from gas tank) and plug.

This hose will drain fuel when the tank is full.
I would leave this hose long enough to direct any fuel that
might get through the plug away from the engine, exhaust and
rear tire.

17) Leave the breather hose #8 off the tank.  This hose must
be left open or off.

By now all the hoses are off the separator (#16)

18) Remove the separator. You are now decanistered.

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