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post #1 of 12 Old 03-31-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Please help stuck on highway

I am using my wife's cell to post this and can't search easily for an answer. We just bought an 07 KLR. I stopped to out in a jacket and noticed the bike a little hot and turned it off and now it won't start at all. Electrically everything comes on, but when I push to start the motor it doesn't even crank. I've been here about 10 minutes. Is this common? Posting my number so if one of you know maybe call me to give me some advice. Thanks in advance. Will post again if it starts. 7066913659
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-31-2012, 08:46 PM
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Make sure youre not in gear. Neutral. Try push-starting it.
Make sure the kill switch wasn't accidentally depressed.
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Got it. Leaving now. So weird. Post update when home.
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Glad you survived!

I just read your post glad you got through it.
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Please fill us in with what happened. Glad you're ok.
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No clue what happened but it wouldn't turn over at all. And then after about 10 minutes it did. It was terrible timing since it was the trip home after purchase, on an interstate ramp in the dark.

I'm hoping it was just user error. Since mine is an 09 and the one I just bought (for the wifey) is an 07, maybe muscle memory took over. On mine the starter switch is left for off, right for on. On hers it's left for off, right for off, and center for on. Maybe I was just being a goof in the dark??

LOL, at any rate, I'm glad that you guys were around to give me some advice (oh, and I did try to roll it and pop the clutch to start it; that was no bueno as well).

If I have it happen again then I guess I'll be chasing a ghost in the machine.
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check it all over in the am. putting a little light on the situation might help you determine what happened. good luck.

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post #8 of 12 Old 04-01-2012, 07:32 AM
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Could have been the centerstand switch, or the clutch/starter switch..
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post #9 of 12 Old 04-05-2012, 09:21 PM
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My '09 used to do the same thing from time to time. Thought I was gonna be stranded many a time. Finally checked the battery terminals, and they were loose. Tightened them up REAL tight, and never a problem since. Lesson I keep learning over and over: try the easy stuff first.
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Clogan makes a great point. So much so,there is a slogan we in the medical community use:"When you hear hoofmarks, think Horses,not Zebras"! It usually is the simple things, so always rule that stuff out first.

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