08 KLR Electrical problem...any help apreciated!
I first want to say I love my new KLR.
I have had some wiring problems. And I could use some help trouble shooting.
What happened, during the course of normal riding it couphed backfired and ceased to fire. I took it apart back at the camp site down to the plug and initialy couldn't get spark...but after a bit I was able to revive the spark (I checked all my conections and wiring and went over everything I could think off), reinstal and it ran for another 600k.
And then it died again in the same way. I had more time to asses this time and tore it down in the shop. At first I couldn't get spark, so I put the plug on the tester and got a somewhat weak reading. I changed the plug and bang I got spark....but...it died again right away. I pulled the plug and couldn't get spark, so I switched out for another new one and no spark right away..again some medling with the wiring some contact ceaner and poof it works again. Now that it is runing fine I am unable to re-create the problem.
Unfortunately I don't trust my bike not to kak out at any time.
I have heard of a "wire routing" problem with the wires shorting on the tank but I have not been able to find the specific fix for that problem or instructions on how one should re-route the wires.
I have visualy inspected all the wires I could find for ware but found nothing specific. I find it dificult to believe that testing with an amp meter will help if it is functioning normaly everything will be in "spec"
I believe I have a short somewhere in the system. Is there a "more comon " place I can look? Most of my problem is that it is so intermitent.
Any help I could solicit would be greatly apreciated. Thanks all in advance.