KLX needle question
So.........I pull carb on the 2005 KLR I just bought to shim the needle. Low and behold it has a KLX needle already in it and the slide drilled to almost 1/8" (wire #31). Great!! I put it all back together and did the frugal exhaust mod and pulled the snorkel. Started great, sounded great but i didn't actually ride because the bike is in many pieces right now. However it ran great before I started disassembly to clean, restore plastics and do mods.
Anyway............I am looking at a KLX needle kit on line just to learn a bit about it. I see that it sells with a needle, clip and brass washer.
UUHHH.........I don't remember seeing a brass washer. I thought i looked down in the slide before I put it all back together but now i am questioning myself. So.......maybe the brass washer is now not on the needle.
Am I destined to go back in and look for it or would it have been obvious like rattling around, blocking the vac port, not start/run right........something?? Is that brass washer a MUST with the KLX needle or did the PO possibly not use one??