1995 KLR. I have been lurking around the forum, trying to find info on getting my sons' bike running. This is my first post.
Last year had problems with the petcock, pulled the diaphram and blocked the vacuum coming from the carb. Made a new plate and gasket for the back and reassembled, bike ran fine after that.
Cranked it up this summer, it started and died, no amount of coaxing would get it going again. Used a little starting fluid, the bike fired right up, so per advice in other posts, this means it is in the fuel system.
Followed a link to this video:
(Oops, will not allow me to post a link, I have to have 15 posts first. The link was to a 4 part video by Souperdoo on CV40 rebuild and it was excellent)
So, I pulled the carb and disassembled.
Talk about a mess, it was dirtier inside than out.
Used Pine Sol, soaked overnite, got everything sparkly clean and reassembled. Went by the video step by step and was confident of my build.
My idle needle was reset to the previous setting which I recorded at 1 7/8's turns. Checked the float height, it appeared very close. Reinstalled.
Drained the old gas, flushed out the petcock and lines, hooked up the carb.
The bike fired right up but will not idle. I am also getting some drips from the overflow line on the left side of the carb.
See anything wrong above? I am pretty sure the carb is assembled correctly. I am going to pull the carb one more time to put in a new bowl gasket, don't trust the old one, it should be here in a couple of days. May even take the carb apart again to check for contamination. So that would be a prime time to run the idle screw out a little more if you feel I need it.