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  1. 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Hi Everyone! I am new to the KLR World and just picked up a non-running 88 for $500! The owner before me installed a new fuel valve and hooked up the fuel line that goes to the carb to the vent instead so it wasn't getting any fuel. I switched the lines over and was able to jump the main start...
  2. 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    In the middle of a long ride yesterday I notice my tachometer wasn't reading and my blinkers weren't working. I was able to ride another hour to my buddies house but wasn't able to get the electrics working. I took the seat off and found the main fuse was blown.....I replaced it and it kept...
  3. 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    My 2009 KLR was overheating on the last ride, close to the red zone in light city traffic after a 40 minute rural ride. Thought I'd added too much oil. Drained the oil - was a bit foamy looking and viscosity was closer to milk than oil. Changed it for fresh. Started it up and found it...
  4. KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    This site has helped me a lot, so it's time to join. I have a real mystery. If anyone can help, I'd be so appreciative. I love working on bikes, but this has stumped me. I almost never do electrical work... Last fall, my 2008 KLR was running fine until it sat for about 2 weeks (under cover). I...
  5. 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hey everyone, bike will barely start. Some background info. Just returned from an epic ride through the mountains of New England. Was awesome. Mount Washington Auto Road = no words to describe! Took 4 days and 1000 miles and the bike ran great. On the last day of the ride the bike would...
  6. 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    I have a klr 650 2008 that is running into some electrical issues . I was out riding it on some local jeep trails for a few hours and when I hopped on the interstate to shoot back home the tachometer started to swing back and forth from 1 rpm to 10 rpm when the bike was obviously not changing...
  7. 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hi, I just bought a 2011 KLR 650 and realized the left headlight doesn't work in low beam. When I switch to high beams, both headlights work. On low beams I get over 12v on the right headlight socket but only .02v on the left. Voltage is normal for both headlights in high beam. Both lights are...
  8. 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    About a week ago I washed my bike. Took it for a ride and put it up for the night. Came out next morning to ride to work and it was completely dead. No dash lights, no nothing when I turn the key to "ON". Replaced battery, checked main fuse. Still nothing when I turn the key to the "ON"...
  9. 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Electrical Problem Please help. I can't find anyone else who is talking about this issue, any ideas will be welcome. [My bike is a 2003 KLR650. I baby the thing, treat it really well, never abuse it, it's always garaged or covered, cleaned often, fluids changed, battery connected to battery...
  10. Other KLR's - 250, 600, Tengai, C Models, KLX...
    I have a 86 KLR that I just had the top end rebuilt by a local pro BUT: When I got it back it needed a new battery so I bought one and ran like a champ until the NEW battery died. Seems like there was no current getting back to charge the battery as the bike is running. So I took out the...
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