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  1. Electrical Purgatory

    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...
  2. KLR Main Fuse blown

    KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    Hi all. Tonight my KLR just died on me while driving down the road and after a struggle to finding a new fuse as the main fuse blew the starter would not engage. I ended up push starting the bike as I had to get it out of that area, but then about 50m up the road the bike completely died on me...
  3. Starting issue.

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Hello All, Working on my first KLR, a 1998 model. It was riding fine on Saturday, and now it won't start. The starter sounds like it's spinning, but the engine isn't turning over. I have verified that the shaft of the starter isn't spinning. Could this just be a case of a bad battery, or is...
  4. KLR slow to start after 4-day ride, electrical

    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...
  5. Starter freewheeling

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Started to have starting issues, need help to determine what the problem is. It turns the engine a bit then freewheels. I have my 2008 KLR open to do the doohikey and fix the deep hole. Could it be simple as low battery? I can't test it now that it is open. But if I need to change the starter...
  6. Inconsistent starting

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Hello and thanks for your help. I have my KLR in storage in Ohio most of the year, because I live in Thailand now, and just got it out afew weeks ago. Bought a new battery and everything worked like gangbusters. Now however, every 19 out of 20 times it starts no problem, but the 20th can be...
  7. 2012 won't start!... sometimes

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hey guys, Sorry, this is gonna be wordy, but I want to be sure I fully explain my situation. Like the title says, my bike is having intermittent starting issues. It began 4 days ago when I went to start my bike in the morning after sitting overnight. I followed my normal start up procedure...
  8. 86 KLR 600 Starter issues?

    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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