KLR Won't Start, Battery "sparking" when I try to turn it over
Hi Everyone! New to the forum. I have a 1988 (!) KLR. It normally runs great, but not now! After it a few times, waking it up from a long winter nap, it is now refusing to start. When I press the ignition button, the power zaps out. I've plugged it into a charger and when I try to start it with the charger on, it literally sparks and I lose all battery power. If I unhook, then rehook the battery charger, I will get the headlight again, with battery power, but the same thing then happens again when I try to start it.
I have not tried to pop the clutch, which is the next "test" to see if I can just get it going. Nobody is up yet to help me push! If anyone has any ideas, please share!
Crystal Lake, IL