My 09 SUCKS!
Well as you can tell from the title, I am not happy with my bike. This is now the fourth (maybe 5th?) time that my 09 has left me stranded. Haven't had any problems with it since I finally fixed the worn wiring that was causing it to not run when its raining. Today I rode it to work as usual. Was making a turn and had the clutch in a bit and the engine died. Hit the starter button and it fired right up. Rode a couple miles more, came to a stop light so I pulled in the clutch and the engine died again. Tried starting it several times no dice. Pulled off the road and while hitting the starter button, I could hear the starter spin but it wasn't catching on anything. So it would seem some gear or something broke or fell out of where it should be. Can't wait to tear it open in the morning and see what damage there is.
I don't get it. I keep hearing the KLR is so reliable and bulletproof, and all I get is grief. So many design flaws with this bike (kick stand, front fender acts like a sail, wiring harness....), but too many miles on it no to get rid of it. Of all the miles on my Bandit, it only stranded me once because I shorted me main fuse when I installed crash bars. This thing just doesn't want to work. A piece of junk lemon
2003 Bandit 1200S
2009 KLR 650
74 Honda CB360