Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: College Station, TX
Scary Experience at Highway Speed
Hi, I was driving my 99 KLR 650 today at highway speed (70MPH). As I was doing so I went over a little bump and on the other side of the bump the bike engine turned off. I thought this was strange. As I realize this is happening I pull the clutch in and get over to the side of the road. Once I am stopped I try to start the bike again and it cranks over at normal speed but no start. I push the bike about a quarter mile (out of gear) and then decide to stop again. At this point I try to start it again and it comes to life!! Yay!!! But now I am nervous as to what happened? Does anyone have any ideas? The bike has just over 15,000 miles, I have the 16T drive gear and have done the doo upgrade. Other than that the bike is completely stock. (I also know that the previous owner hot wired the bike so maybe a poor connection somewhere?) I was also thinking that maybe as I went over the bump the kick stand went down and killed the motor? I cannot find anything out of the ordinary (sounds and visual) so right now I am a little skeptical as to what is going on. Anyway I'm asking for thoughts on the matter or if anyone has an experience like this.