neglected KLR650 loud startup, oil smoke
OK, I know I'm a jerk, but I haven't started my 97 KLR650 in oh...3 years.
I started doing some maint to get her back into shape - drained the tank of it's yellow varnish gasoline, removed the carb and cleaned it thoroughly. Charged the battery and checked the oil - had to add some as it didn't register on the sight glass. Oil is now barely registering when on side stand and top of sight glass when the bike is level.
When trying to start the bike, it is LOUD. I've tried giving it some revs to work out whatever residual bad gas might be in the system, but it simply won't idle. There's a lot of blue smoke coming out of the exhaust (which I assume is oil). Not sure where to get started on this beast now. I've included a video, which doesn't really capture the loud nature of the bike...it's sort of scary loud which I don't remember being the simple sewing machine sound I remember.
Last edited by klr4evr; 04-17-2016 at 04:29 PM.
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