Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cape Town, South Africa (Southern tip of the African continent)
Bike slugging along with no power, I have the solution.
Yankee, And whoever else has this problem I have owned my KLR from new and had the exact same problem, which started a little after a 15 day 4.500km trip . 1st I stripped the fuel tap and removed the self stopping/tap fuel device, do diference. 2nd I stripped the carb, blew everything clear, rebuilt the carb...samo problemo. 3nd Checked the CDI, nothing wrong there. 4th Took the muffler off and rode down the road just on the U tube........WHAT A NOISE, but she went like a supercharged Thunderbird on steroids...So...just take a steel rod (12mm / 1/2inch) and hammer it down into the muffler till it stops against something hard...This of course takes some balls as which twit would want to rape a new bikes muffler...trust me it works...something to do with the baffles collapsing onto each other when the bike is ridden at constant revs for extended periods.
The exact same thing plaged my son on a return trip from up-country, bike would not getr more than 50km and was sucking gas big time. After lots of searching he found a length of steel rod and drove it down into the muffler..hey presto, bike back to normal power and not noticabley louder.