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post #1 of 5 Old 04-01-2017, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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When im stuck in traffic and she starts heating up ,it feels if the bike doesnt get enough fuel when i get a gap to accelerate,the same jerking feeling as if you have a blocked fuel filter
What can it be
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-01-2017, 08:19 AM
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Shift down, rev it up; see what happens.
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Hi Guys

When im stuck in traffic and she starts heating up ,it feels if the bike doesnt get enough fuel when i get a gap to accelerate,the same jerking feeling as if you have a blocked fuel filter
What can it be
1/2 to 3/4 Temp Gauge in slow traffic or tight trails is perfectly normal and fine. 7/8th Temp Gauge is still, OK.

Did you or someone else install a paper fuel filter on it?
The OEM fuel screens Inside of the fuel tank 'rarely' plug up, but paper based external filters have been known to cause issues when on the Lower quarter of fuel supply.

We really need to know your altitude, ambient temps, year of bike, new or how well used or abused.

Can you purchase 'No Ethanol' gas? #87 or better.

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Guys thanks for your input Problem solved :She did the same on my way back from work ,as soon as i was slowing down in traffic (doing lane cutting) bike started jerking the moment i accelerated
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i checked breaver on the tank ,no inline filter ,removed fuel tap from tank all good and then i discovered my oil level is low top her up ran her hot between 1/2 and 3/4 all systems go running like she should .
Old KLR issue using oil but i didnt think it would cause this problem ,were a bit slack on checking my oil level
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I experienced something similar. On only three occasions a few weeks apart I got caught in mid summer stop-and-go (mostly stop-and-stop) traffic in Houston. It was inch forward and wait over and over. The temp gauge was at the top, but on the gen2 the radiator never overheated to the point of spitting coolant.

When the traffic cleared so that I could actually accelerate, the engine wouldn't take more that a little throttle without bogging. After each tenth of a mile it would take a little more throttle until after half a mile it was running fine.

Since this happened only those three times under identical circumstances, I assumed the fuel in the float bowl right next to the Very HOT exhaust pipe got so hot that it bubbled on the way through the jets which restricted its flow and that as I rode slowly on the air passing by the bowl and cooler gas from the tank lowered the temperature in the bowl allowing the engine to run properly.

I wrapped some exhaust pipe insulation around the pipe next to the float bowl and never had the problem again, but I also stayed out of rush hour traffic, so who knows.
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