Well, I'll be damned. I should have known that, but on the Gen 1 bikes I am pretty sure the engine will crank. Used to be fun to flip Mark's kill switch, just to see the annoyed look on his face.
Sure makes it hard to do a cranking test on the Gen 2s; first time I've ever tried it and my expectations were different than reality.
Thanks for checking that for me, Dan.
Both Gen1 and Gen2 bikes "kill the ignition and the Starter" with the kill switch. (I HATE bikes like the Kawasaki "Super Sherpa 250" which only kill the ignition, therefore allowing one to crank a DEAD ignition until the battery
is also DEAD!)
I do not
find a Shorai lithium battery with a short enough Length with More CCA to fit the KLR stock box! If one 'eliminates' the stock plastic panel and steel retainer like is required to install the 'Odessey Dry Cell' batteries from Happy Trails, one might 'stuff' a Tucker Rocky part #423813 Shorai battery with 315 CCA into the KLR. Length 5.83", Width 3.23", Height 5.51", Weight 3.10 lbs. Price $229.95!! (Has standard location of terminals.)
My question is, currently will the starter Not Turn the load? Or does the sprag starter clutch slip? Or does the 'Anti-Back Torque' gear slip?
If it grips and then slips and repeats I would blame the sprag clutch parts.
If it slips and slips and slips and then grips, I would blame the Back-Torque limiter gear. (This when I REALLY question 'automotive oil usage?)
We have kind of had this discussion before because of combining poor cold starting KACR mod, combined with 685 kit, combined with Lower Altitude, combined with MC Mod (Ex cam advancement)!
All of which increase the Cold Cranking Compression!
(If memory serves, 156 psi at 5300 feet was causing slippage. We don't know what the PSI was in Baja, CA at sea-level!)
What is your CCC at sea-level with the 11:1 Wossner piston and NO KACR?? (I have been wondering if you might have an "issue".)