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Hi there Im pretty new to this forum and new it would be helpful. I was in 5th gear going uphill and the bike cut out real quick but kept goin. It did it again today in 3rd gear going up hill. Is this kickstand safety switch or something else? It has 102 mile exactly. Any help would be much appreciated!
 

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If it was only 1 "quick sputter", I wouldn't worry about it at all!

Any chance that it is a California approved model? With the square charcoal can on the LH side of the rear fender? If so, I'll guess that you may have over-filled your fuel tank a while back and it is still trying to 'purge' the liquid fuel. CA models do have a warning label on the fuel tank.
 

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Thanks for the reply. It does have the warning label about over filling it. What does it mean to "purge" the liquid fuel? Im new to the new klr. Last one I had was a 2001 and I bought it used. But the dealer filled the tank when I bought it the other day and it was right to the cap!
 

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What does it mean to "purge" the liquid fuel? Im new to the new klr. ---------------- But the dealer filled the tank when I bought it the other day and it was right to the cap!
The little vacuum pump near the rear shock absorber will eventually pump the raw fuel from the canister either back into the tank or the vapors will be drawn into the air cleaner and burned.
Read your Owners Handbook.

Shame on the dealership for overfilling it in the 1st place.
 

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Thanks for the info but I dont have a handbook! Is this something that I can download? The only thing I received with the bike was some tools and paper work. But no book!
 

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They owe you an owners manual then. They should have given you one with the bike. It has much info in it, especially for a new owner. Things like operating instructions and maintenance info. It is about 6" by 8" and 3/8" thick. I would go back to the dealer and get one.
Best Regards....justjeff
 

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I would go back to them and Insist that they turn over the owners handbook. The handbook is packaged in the box of parts that the dealership must install upon removing the bike from the shipping crate! ie, handlebars and the controls on them, front fender and wheel, license plate mount, windshield.

"Some Assembly Required"!

At least they are, Not as disassembled as the 1970's bikes!
 

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If that bike was new, I'd definitely go back and get that manual. That is supposed to come with the bike. I'd had dealers fully comp tool kits that didn't come with a new bike (CB1000R) just to keep my business. I'm sure if you go back they will gladly hand you a manual, apologize, and ask how you like the new ride. After all they want you to buy more from them, and get your service from them.
 

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A modest proposal: Check the Kawasaki website for a free download of the Owner's Manual If I'm not mistaken, this benefit comes from safety/product liability considerations.

Otherwise, I'd think the dealership has an ethical obligation to provide such a manual with a new bike to a customer; doubtless the dealership can obtain the publication, or . . . worst case, buy one (hard copy) from Kawasaki.
 

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Called the dealer and they apologized for the missing book. They said it was supposed to be in the white folder with all the paperwork. Went and picked it up today. Most stuff I new accept for the recent post info. Thanks for the help and info. Bike has not cut out since that day and running great!
 

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Kawasaki offers the owner's manual in pdf version for free on their website and for $$ in hardcopy. Even if you have a hardcopy, an electronic version is helpful for searching and printing out pages to use in the shop if you want to keep your hardcopy-manual clean.

https://www.kawasaki.com/ServiceManuals/Browse

Go to the link, browse and select your vehicle. On the left is Owner's Manual, on the right is Service Manual. Under owner's manual it says $15.95, but that's the hardcopy cost. Right below the add-to-cart button it says download pdf. Click that and it will ask for your email and zip code. Plug that info in and the manual will download to your computer. Save it to your documents files and you're done!

I recommend that you get a copy of the Service Manual also. It's a very useful resource even if you don't plan to do the heavy duty stuff. For instance, replacing the headlight isn't particularly intuitive, but it's covered in the Service Manual and not in the Owner's Manual. I don't know what a dealer would charge to change a headlight, but it would probably be way more than I'd want to spend.

If your bike cuts out again, get the issue on record with your dealer for any potential warrant claim that may arise.

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