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post #1 of 3 Old 01-21-2013, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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klr not revving up, water riding issues

Hi everyone.

hope someone can help me? i have a 2008 klr 650, and recently did some heavy off road river crossings. the bike stalled due to not having a t mod installed, but i got it started again, and got home. since i was home, i stripped and cleaned the air filter box and filter, also done the L shape mod.
when everything was back on the bike, it did not want to start. it will only barely idle when i choke it.
i then drained the carb on the bottom screw a few times, and got the bike going, but it still does not want to rev over 3000 - 4000 rpm .
i put in a new spark plug, and got the same result.
weirdly the temperature gauge is in the red when i start the bike, but the engine is still cold.

does anyone have advice for me?? im desperate to get my klr going again.

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-21-2013, 05:22 AM
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Hi Philip,

Try posting this on KLRClan forum in SA also. I am sure DR KLR will also be able to help.
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post #3 of 3 Old 01-21-2013, 07:15 AM
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Take the carb off and dismantle it completely, there is a small piece of dirt stuck in one of the jets.....take your time and do it right the first time......I use Pinsol the house hold cleaner to soak the carb in over night to get the crud out of it and then wash with hot water and then blow out all air/fuel passages with carb cleaner and finally with compressed air. Don't put the rubber parts or the slider in the cleaner but all jets and brass parts and carb body.
It works very well.
If you haven't taken the pilot screw plug out yet and dealt with that , do it now too. 2 turns out from seated is where you want to start that setting.

Hope this helps....

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