06 KLR Flooding - No Start

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Kevinhooa, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    Pinched vacuum line? Check for fuel in the bowl (little screw right side of bike, bottom of bowl). If fuel, should start. If not probably pinched line, either fuel line or vacuum line from petcock.
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  2. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    For Kevinhooa: take the kill switch out of the loop. Black/yellow and black/white wires I believe.
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  3. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    + 1.

    Unlikely, given the carb take-down, but . . . float valve could be stuck CLOSED (they ususally stick, OPEN).

    ADW, could be the kill switch, but . . . ordinarily, when the kill switch is in the OFF position, starter will not operate.
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  4. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    If all else fails buy a new spark pug cap and lead wire.
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  5. Kevinhooa

    Kevinhooa Pitch pine slalom

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    Thanks for the replies. It's been a while since I checked back. Had another kid, built a couple hundred feet of fencing, cranky wife, ect, ect....

    I was able to tinker with the bike a couple weeks ago. I tried to start the bike and nada. I then took the cover off of the countershaft sprocket and moved the wires around a bit checking for chafed wires. Out of curiosity I tried to start the bike and it fired right up. I let it run for about 20 minutes. It hasn't been started since November since my last day of wrenching on the pig.

    I think I'm going to have to take the side cover off to see if something is loose on the inside. I have an extra gasket just incase. An oil change prob wouldn't hurt either.

    Weird part is, I gave it gas while it was running and it dies nearly instantly. Not sure about that part. I'll have to google some carb fault symptoms to see.

    I'm in the process of building a shed out of pallets, so hopefully soon, I can wrench on the bike without having to worry about getting it all back together. I can't usually leave the house too much otherwise I'd be at a buddies house. New baby is cranky as all hell.
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  6. Kevinhooa

    Kevinhooa Pitch pine slalom

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    Finally got this all sorted out. It was a faulty chassis ground and a plugged pilot jet that happened at the same time.

    The frame at the ground had a layer of rust with some scratch marks in it that only conducted electricity when the frame was flexed a bit. Making it so it would only start sometimes, mainly when I would sit and try to start it or the bike was leaning on the side stand really hard.

    I had cleaned the carb several times and removed and checked all sorts of thigns. I did not however, ever take out the pilot jet which had just enough crud in there to bugger up everything.

    I then replaced all the old gas and ran if for a while to get things flowing smoothly again. Rode it to work twice so far and all is well. Thanks again for all the help and troubleshooting fellas. :D
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