Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
In your video, I don't hear much 'thump,thump,thump' from the muffler when you are cranking and the engine is Not Even Trying to ignite.
This usually suggests a low Cold Cranking Compression issue. The 1996, 2008 & 2009 units had some over-active Kawasaki Automatic Compression Releases. Maybe the issue is back, again?
But we really need to rule out carburetor issues.
Do you mistakenly open the throttle during a cold start attempt when you should only have the enrichner pulled wide open?
From the factory there is too much slack in the choke cable, but the adjuster is under the fuel tank, gotta' remove it to adjust it. Good time for the dealership to also perform a Wide Open throttle compression test! In Your Presence as an observer. Specs call for 77- 124 psi. 90-125 is usually very reliable cold weather (30f & up) starter.
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Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting