Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Might halfta open the bike to see what's been done and not. Read the jet #'s,
intake mods on the airbox, etc.
I confused on the 2nd gear only part. Do you ease first to get rolling then hammer it?
It should be repeatable in all gears. That's a weird one.
No problems passing on the open road when ya "hit it"?
Yes, Monty, you can adjust nearly anything on a KLR.
Get a service manual. It will pay for itself first time you use it in
saved labor costs, plus be learning your machine literally better
than the guys at the stealership.
Currently the air, fuel, and spark required for good running is off kilter
somewhere. We gotta figure out if the ignition is iffy or you are dumping fuel
into the cylinder (or none).
Do you have the original exhaust to run for a day to see if it's a pressure issue?
Q fer the techs: Is there any way the neutral switch or kickstand switch
is shorting while in 2nd? Didn't think so, but I haven't been learning all the KLR
quirks very long. I'm still a student on these too Mont.