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post #1 of 10 Old 06-29-2013, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Help for Skippy

My 07 klr skips when the throttle is steady. It feels almost like its running out of gas but pulls strong when at full throttle. I notice it most between 4k and 5k rpm but that may be just because you tend to spend a lot of time there with a steady throttle. I can't feel it with the clutch in so I think it's in the power train. I can't notice a difference in engine sound so I'm guessing its not ignition. It has 4k miles on it and has never used any oil so not compression. Must be fuel? Stock engine and exhaust. Carb believed to be stock except for 22cent mod. Previous owner opened up the snorkel some an I have a fresh, oiled uni filter. I'm wondering if it needs a jetting change due to the air box mods and it might just be too lean. Idles smooth ( relative term for KLR). I'm limited as a mechanic so I could really use some expert advise. Help! If it is jetting I like you advise on jet and needle sizes and types
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-29-2013, 05:07 PM
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Sounds like a lean condition in the mid range, some will recommend KLX needle kit. A cheap try would be to put another washer to lift needle and see how that works. Search .22 mod for washer size and placement. Good Luck
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post #3 of 10 Old 06-29-2013, 05:17 PM
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reread his post, been done already....

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I like the klr needle idea best. Do I need a jet change too? Where can I buy a KLX needle?
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-29-2013, 05:22 PM
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reread his post, been done already....
You need to reread my post, was suggesting another washer may be needed to raise needle further to help mid range condition.
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-29-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Got it. Thanks for the wisdom
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-29-2013, 05:48 PM
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I like the klr needle idea best. Do I need a jet change too? Where can I buy a KLX needle?
Here ya go: http://www.eaglemike.com/KLX-jet-kit-KLXJK.htm
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-29-2013, 05:52 PM
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Are you guys sure it's not a worn/sprocket/chain....

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post #9 of 10 Old 06-29-2013, 06:02 PM
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Are you guys sure it's not a worn/sprocket/chain....

Jim(I'm new to this stuff.)
Anything is possible, would suspect dampners in hub, but with the low miles?
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-29-2013, 08:35 PM
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You need to reread my post, was suggesting another washer may be needed to raise needle further to help mid range condition.
I appologize 100% my mistake...sorry. You are right.

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