Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Engine misses, tack wild, won't start
have '08 blue KLR, about 6000 miles since new. Last week once, and again tonite, I noticed an irregular missing, and at same time tack was jumping all over the place while I held a pretty constant engine actual speed.
Pulled over into a lot, turned it off, then went to start and the green neutral light went out after a faint, singel click noise.
I didnt' want to go. I ended up bump starting it go get home. Original battery but it's been kept up OK (I think it has).
Checked plug wire to plug, it's fine(tight at least)
After bump starting it, I rode home, it intermittenly was missing firing but then smoothed out again. Had to stop at the store, did that, came out and it started fine. Same at home, after I'd shut it down. started right up.
Last week first time it happened it was parked on centrestand, wheel almost straight. Didn't start, then I noticed the wild tach fluctuations after I'd bumped started it. Been fine since, probably 8 times, some short, some long, until today. It started missing while I was riding, hence my pullover and shut down.
Any suggestions appreciated., thanks.