Gas/Carbuerator problems? Need Help - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
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post #1 of 2 Old 06-01-2008, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Gas/Carbuerator problems? Need Help

I have a Kawasaki 650 KLR, single cylinder. It seems like it gets gas for a 15 seconds then stalls. I can restart it after waiting 5 seconds. I can continue this over and over. This happened after storing it for the winter here in International Falls, MN. I put gas stabilizer in it and shut the gas valve off and ran the gas out before storing it. I put in fresh gas I could use any help because the riding season isn't that long. Thanks
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-02-2008, 07:23 AM
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What's happening is your bike is running as long as the bowl has fuel in it. As you run it, it's pulling out fuel until it's dry. Your bike dies and the bowl fills again.

You're in need of a carb cleaning. The jets and needle are gummed up from varnished fuel.

She wants to run, but she's just thirsty.
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