Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
'87 KLR 250 won't run after more than 5 years
I'm new to this forum, since a couple of days I'm the owner of a KLR 250. It has been stored in someones living room for an unknown amount of time. One year ago a friend got it and stored it in a car park. Right now I'm busy to get it running again but I can't figure out why it won't start.
I would love to get some advice. I have a bit of experience in two and four stroke scooters, but now I want something faster, cooler, nicer and bigger.
When I got the bike I did a couple of things. There was some petrol left in the tank (one year old). I threw it away because it smells very bad. The tank is rusty so I use a good Yamaha (...?) tank temporarily.
I cleaned the carb and air filter, I checked the spark plug. It gives a good spark and it's clean. The electronic system seems ok, except my left front flasher, it doesn't work. The battery was dead, really dead so I replaced it. I also replaced the spark plug.
Right now I don't know were to start looking. What will be the best thing to start with?