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post #1 of 4 Old 07-12-2016, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Question Dies when I give it throttle

Hi everyone! I'm a new KLR 650 owner, since I bought a 1995 C model previously owned by a friend of mine.

It's been standing in the garage for 1,5 year, so the first thing I did was to get it a new fresh battery and I also changed the gas. Before it got into the garage, it was going well, without much trouble.

When I try to fire it up, it goes well as long as the choke is on and I don't give it any throttle at all.

There's a youtube movie where I try to start it up.

My guess is that something is stuck inside the carburetor, or do you have any other ideas before I try to clean the carburetor? I found a clip on youtube how you can do it without dismount it, but it still looks a little bit tricky.

All suggestions are welcome!

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-12-2016, 11:49 AM
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PM the video link to me or post it here with the '.' after the 'www' deleted and I'll get it posted for you.

I suspect you may need to clean the carb, as sitting for a year and a half will gum it up.


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post #3 of 4 Old 07-12-2016, 02:54 PM
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I'll add a vote for removal and complete disassembly and cleaning. Special attention to the 3 or 4 tiny pilot holes at the Bottom edge of the throttle butterfly plate. They feed your 'just above idle mixture'. Right where your videoed throttle response was Flat!
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-12-2016, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your tips! The obvious next step seem to be to either remove the carb, or try to clean the jets while just removing the carb's bottom when still on the bike. I hope I get some time this week to give it a try.
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