Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: TX Hill Country
Well, I stripped her down of all but the front fairing and did some run tests - all to no avail. Jiggling wires as she ran as Norton suggested, inspecting for abrasion. I just couldn't replicate the issue. Kinda figured it was going to go that way.
So, I decided to pull the carb and go through it step by step, cleaning thoroughly at each stage. What do I have to lose?! No junk in the bowl. No junk visible in the main jet or pilot. Checked for tearing in the diaphragm - nada. Pulled the float and float valve and cleaned. No appearance of residue, but cleaned it anyway. Floats were operating as intended - no fuel inside. Basically everything that could come apart was, cleaned and reassembled. The only part that had measurable stuff on it was the idle mixture screw, which never was taken out when it got drilled and adjusted for the KLX. Cleaned and shot cleaner through the orifice.
When I got her all buttoned up and cranked, I could tell almost immediately there was a difference. She was running better. More responsive to cracks of the throttle, better idle. Really doubtful it was my problem cure, but only a ride or two can tell me that. I had to adjust the idle down a tad - things were different.
During the tear down, I pulled the spark plug too since It was easy reach. It did look like it had run lean, but not terrible. It's been in there before the re-jet. Cleaned, verified gap and re-installed. Checked plug to coil wire - no issue apparent, but I keep thinking about spark in this issue I've experienced. Anybody have a wonky coil issue?
Since I was that deep into the bike already, I went in a little deeper and drilled the oil banjos. Why the heck not.
She's ready for a ride tomorrow, so I'll let y'all know how it goes. Thanks all for the help and suggestions.
Sounds like a lawnmower, Rides like a paint shaker!
I got 99 problems but fuel injection, 6th gear or a 2nd cylinder ain't 1!
My wife: "I didn't know if that was you coming home, or a neighbor mowing"