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I'm not sure what has happened...bad gas? low octane? broken carb?

Recently the KLR has seemed to ping more easily at high end when under load (predetonation). I was going to try higher octane gas on next fillup.

Then, yesterday, I completely lost the back end of my throttle. Everything seems normal in 1, 2, 3 gears, but the end of 4 and 5 I can twist it and get no response. Doesn't go much over 4000 rpm and will barely go 60 mph.

Anyone have an idea??!
 

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I would drain the tank and the carb. After that start with some different gas. That will either cure the problem or eliminate fuel from the list of suspects.
 

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Good advice Ard. Use some Sea-Foam when you refill the fuel tank.

Also check the vacuum hose that connects to the Petcock. This hose can pinch with age. The best fix is to re-route with new vacuum hose. From the Intake connection, over the Carburetor, and to the Petcock. This is a good mod even if it is not the current problem.
 
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