Odd Stall-Out Tonight
Was on my way home from work tonight and had ridden about 10 miles when I felt something weird going on with the KLR and realized it was slowly losing power. By the time I got off the side of the road, it just died; still had power and lights but wouldn't run.
I shut it down and took off my helmet and gloves and checked the kill switch, etc., but the dragged-out loss of power and the dying felt like it was the result of a bad fuel flow. I only had 170 miles on the tank so knew it wasn't that. I tried starting it a couple of times. It would crank but wouldn't catch.
Just for the hell of it, I reached down and turned the petcock to reserve and then back to on.
When I tried starting it again, it fired right up and I made it home the remaining 30 miles or so without incident and it seemed to be running just fine. Lost my earplugs in the dark, though, which sucked. Finishing that ride without them made me realize how great they are.
Anyway, anybody have any idea what might have caused this? I'm going to check my petcock vacuum line tomorrow to make sure it's good and maybe run some Seafoam through the tank when I fill up tomorrow.
Glad it started up again because my wife would have been pissed if she'd had to get up and come get me. She has to get up at 4 in the morning.