Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Pole, AK.
idles but dies when gas applied
Hi, this is my first post. I have been lurking for a few months since I baught a 2005 KLR from a guy at work. Much info gleened, Thanks. My problem has probably been adressed here before but for the life of me I can't find it so i'm going to ask. My bike starts and idles perfectly but when I give it any gas it dies. I have let it warm up at an idle. Tried moveing the choke in and out but nothing helps. It dies or tries to die unless I let off the gas. I just finished adjusting the valves today. Actually started the job 3 weeks ago but the local dealer didnt have the shims that I needed and after getting the run around I finaly got the shims I needed from Arrowhead today. While I was waiting for the shims I couldn't stand the suspense and started tinkering with other things while I waited. I wanted to do things one at a time so if I messed up I wouldn't have as far to look but I just couldnt stand the wait. So I bypassed the safety switches(dont' think this is the problem because it starts fine). I installed my new Jardine exhaust and the new needle it came with ,clip set in third slot from the top. I drilled the hole out in the slide with the drill bit in the jet kit. I pulled the plug and adjusted the idle mixture screw out 2 1/2 turns. I left the stock jet in per another thread on installing a Jardine (i'm at 750 ft). I pulled the baffle and drilled 3 one inch holes in the top of the air box and plugged them with UNI 1 inch filtered plugs. I also did the MB valve install in the crank breather hose.
I switched the fuses to blade fuses and I took off all of the California evaporator stuff per Marknets instructions. I also did the carb T mod. I have taken the top off the carb again to make sure that I didn't tear the rubber thingy. It looks good. Any idea what might be causeing my problems with the throttle. Did I forget to put something back together properly. If there is another thread that might answer this please direct me to it.
Thanks for your help and sorry for the book but I wanted to throw out all the info I could.
OK I tried hurricanes pet cock mod. No effect. Still will only idle. I tried hitting the gas hard and it kind of revved up a little but i couldnt hold it and it died. It is like it has a massive dead spot off idle that I cant get past.
Last edited by bakada; 05-13-2008 at 09:39 PM.