Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Stalls and Lurches When Putting In Gear
My original post was as follows:
I have a 2009 KLR with 6k miles. After starting the bike up and letting it run for a while it stalls and lurches forward when placing the bike in gear. Every thing I read suggested the problem could be the side stand switch. I replaced the switch while having the bike jacked up to the point the rear wheel was off the ground. While still jacked up, I started the bike and placed it in gear. Everything worked great. However, once the bike was off the jack the problem persisted.
Based on the responses, for which I am extremely grateful for, I have;
* Replaced the side stand switch
* Changed the oil and replaced the oil filter
One person suggested after the bike lurches and stalls I should keep the clutch lever pulled in and restart the engine. Normally the engine would restart this way, however, when I try to start the bike it just lurches forward without any attempt from the engine to start.
Does the latter information coupled with the information in my original post narrow or pinpoint the problem?
As always, I appreciate all the input everyone has given. The KLR owners are the greatest riders and individuals.