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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Freshdonuts

    Freshdonuts All tortise no hare.

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    @mrmushman, I think you need to stop by your local Ace Hardware for a proper
    Honda red plastic shopping basket.
    :ricky
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  2. JohnnieK

    JohnnieK Adventurer

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    He took the OEM luggage off his KLR and put it on the XR.
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  3. Snypr18

    Snypr18 Been here awhile

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    Well guys, fired up the XR after work, got some gas, went to a restaurant, came outside and it wouldnt fire at all. Cranked and cranked, not so much as a sputter. Ran perfectly fine right up until then. Kickstand up, down, in neutral, in gear, clutch in, clutch out, throttle on, throttle off, not even a whisper of life. As if the XR's soul had simply.... departed.

    Sound like the infamous CDI failure? Pulse generator? Maybe a faulty killswitch?

    Havent had a chance to look at it yet, but I plan to try some starter fluid first to rule out fuel starvation, I figure if it fires up on that then at least its getting spark. Will probably pull the plug and check it for spark as well. My turn signal switch is pretty nasty inside, I guess tearing apart the kill switch wouldnt be a bad idea either? Kind of at a loss, dont really want to start just replacing parts unless I have a good reason.

    Needless to say I am quite upset. Now I have no choice but to suffer through riding the KLX650R in the meantime. Can you imagine? The horror!

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  4. None77

    None77 Adventurer

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    Could be the carb.
    That klxr is a beast, fly in the dunes.
  5. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Socially Distant Supporter

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    Theft brings bad karma. You can have the real thing for only $7.99. Heavy duty HDPE, not that cheap brittle Target plastic crap.

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  6. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer Supporter

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    Fall is ending for some, but for me I am excited it will be cooling off so I can start riding again! Will be changing oil and getting the girls ready to go today...
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  7. mrmushman

    mrmushman Been here awhile

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    Living in the south has it's advantages. Here in Montana I'm looking at 5-6 months of shoveling snow now.
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  8. Freshdonuts

    Freshdonuts All tortise no hare.

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    @Snypr18, That KLX, colors are awesome! I hope you have the rest of the outfit.
    “To infinity and beyond!”

    @LexLeroy, diggin you new avatar. Proper ADV salute right there.

    @Wattner, getting the girls ready...
    You mean the motos right? I seem to remember you’re in Florida, with a boat...

    Here in Pilot Hill,CA we are below snow line and above any concerns for flooding but this is what we have in store for tomorrow. Yesterday it read 5.83” now it reading over 6”.
    This mornings tv weather man said something about an inch an hour at times.
    With all the fires, resulting damage, and no time for even a blade of grass to grow it’s going to get interesting with mud flows.
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  9. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer Supporter

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    That sounds perilous! Fire to mudslides, best wishes
  10. XRLated

    XRLated Long timer Supporter

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    Hang in there, FD!
  11. Snypr18

    Snypr18 Been here awhile

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    90's bikes had the coolest color schemes. Just wild. Like the DR650 white / yellow / purple. I refer to the KLX as "The Hulk".

    Researching around for crank / no start issues and I am curious, would you guys recommend going ahead with an Ignitech as a preventive measure even if the OEM CDI checks out, and keeping the OEM as a spare?
  12. Hanz

    Hanz Been here awhile

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    I got in on the Ignitech group buy and replaced the working OEM CDI. The OEM I now keep on the bike as a spare. Hopefully I’ll never need it.
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  13. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer Supporter

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    Yes sir...ASAP!
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  14. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    I strongly recommend having a spare CDI with your bike if you ride anywhere that help isn't readily available or want to make sure you can get home. If a CDI fails, you may be able to beat it back into working order for a short time, but maybe not. I hate having to call friends or the insurance company to come pick me up, so this is why I always have a spare with me, along with fuses, zip ties, and some tools. They are a permanent fixture and have served me well.

    I have an Ignitech CDI installed, and an OEM on the bike as a spare. I have not seen a report of the Ignitechs failing, and many times when people first assume the CDI is the culprit it's not, however, having a known good spare to get you home or to troubleshoot with to rule out possible faults can be extremely valuable.

    As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

    -Barron
  15. BFRP

    BFRP Been here awhile

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  16. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    No doubt this CDI is an up grade but again I harp on ethanol free gas. I'm using 87 octane E free gas & my bike has never I repeat never started & run so well!
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  17. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    I do carry a spare CDI repaired by I can't remember His name fellow that used to be on ADV all the time.
  18. Snypr18

    Snypr18 Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a definite "yes" on the Ignitech. Thanks everyone.

    Tom, where do you find ethanol free 87? The only ethanol free stuff I can find here in Phoenix is race gas. I run my precious KLXR on ethanol-free 94 from Torco, but its $7 per gallon and a hassle to get.
  19. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Maverick in Prescott & in Cottonwood.
  20. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Brian, Techforlife on ThumperTalk

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