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post #1 of 6 Old 08-20-2018, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Risers on 2014 - now shutting off at full lock

Installed a set of risers last night on my KLR and now when I turn the handlebars for lock, a cable or wire must be pulling and shutting the motorcycle off. Any ideas from you guys on which one I should check first.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-21-2018, 06:41 AM
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I would think the cut off switch since it's on the right side and probably being pulled the furthest?
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-21-2018, 06:55 PM
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Installed a set of risers last night on my KLR and now when I turn the handlebars for lock, a cable or wire must be pulling and shutting the motorcycle off. Any ideas from you guys on which one I should check first.

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I'll suggest that you probably need to remove the cold start cable from the stupid little loop and re-route it to acheive some cable slack during all steering angles.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-21-2018, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all. As a noobie to the KLR, what is the cold start cable? I assume the choke, but wanted to confirm.

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-22-2018, 08:26 AM
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Thank you all. As a noobie to the KLR, what is the cold start cable? I assume the choke, but wanted to confirm.
Yes, the "CHOKE" cable (more accurate nomenclature, the "starting enricher" cable).

Not to be overly pedantic (I hope), but . . . a warm KLR650 on idle will DIE if the choke (starting enricher) cable is perturbed, even ever so slightly.

Handlebar risers sometimes stress choke cables, removing slack available with stock-height handlebars; then when the handlebars are moved to their extreme left and/or right positions, the cable may inadvertently pull the starting enricher from its closed position, STALLING the engine.

SOLUTION (in this case): Re-route, and/or re-adjust the choke cable routing. A simple re-arrangement of handlebar cable bracket (changing angle and/or position) may restore the needed cable slack, or . . . the cable may be more dramatically re-routed.

Summarizing: After installing handlebar risers, the choke cable may be binding at extreme directional (left and/or right) handlebar stop movement, perturbing the "choke" (starting enricher) and stalling a warm engine running at idle. Fixable by restoring slack to "choke" cable.
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