Join Date: May 2013
Location: Panhandle of Texas
Can a KLR Vapor Lock?
I'm old school, whenever I get of the 08 KLR I turn the OEM petcock to off. The bike has sat in the sun for a couple days. It has been hot here in Texas 100 degrees. The metal on the bike was pretty hot when I went out to it. Started ok, but died down the street. Opened the gas cap, no rush of air. Would start with choke. With the choke on, it ran got it running down the road, eased the choke off and it ran fine. Now problems at all now. Just got back from a ride and it ran great. Any ideas? It has always had non ethanol gas, and is ridden at least 5 days a week, usually everyday.
The way it acted reminded my of the old days when the cars had carbs, and would occasionally vapor lock. Is that possible on a KLR? Or is it a dirty carb?