At the tech day recently I put in an iridium spark plug and adjusted the valves. Bike ran great. It is still running great once it gets started, but the past few times I've started it cold (in the AM or after sitting all day at work), it really doesn't want to turn over.
One thing I noticed is that the choke lever pulls back a little once it is set now...didn't used to (I have read about this happening). I tried holding it all the way deployed and it didn't seem to make a difference. Yesterday after work it REALLY banged away for about 20 seconds until I closed the choke and started it with a twist of the throttle, then applied the choke. This morning it didn't kick so hard, but it sure didn't want to turn over. In addition to the new plug, I put in a new battery several months ago, so it shouldn't be the battery.
I'm going to get some seafoam and throw it in the tank, but it doesn't seem like bad gas either. Like I said, it is running great once started. Any ideas?
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2008 KLR 650
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