Odd Problem with 2 up
My wife was going to ride with me on my 2007 KLR650 tonight. I couldn't pull out of the driveway with her on it. When I gave it the gas and eased off the clutch, it would start to die. This happened several times in a row. I decided the fuel must be low, and her weight on the back changed the angle enough that it wasn't getting fuel. I took it up onto level ground and tried it again. We got started but it ran rough through the neighborhood so I came back home. I dropped her off, took it to the store (ran smooth) and topped off the fuel. It took 3.6 gallons. I came home and tried it again with a full tank. Same thing.
What could cause that? The bike is new to me, but it performs like a champ on my 40 mile roundtrip commute. No problems at all.
By the way, I weigh 200, and she weighs 120, so we weren't pushing the GVWR.