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Old 04-24-2013, 09:32 AM   #6121
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clogged pilot. do you have an inline filter for fuel?

I had a similar problem where the bike would run, then randomly die after 20 min or so and wouldn't start back up unless i held the trottle open. i cleaned the carb and it still did it, took it to a shop and they cleaned it with a machine and got a piece of "trash" out of it. they also put in an inline filter and its worked great since then.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #6122
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Yeah see I littereally JUST cleaned it. Took it all apart. It's so frustrating. I checked the pilot and it was clear. Maybe i'll just wait until my tech day and I'll have the guys look at it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:59 AM   #6123
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This is a road side cure for most carb problems,and will be frowned upon by many for various reasons,that said,I just yank the fuel line from the tank,loosen the bowl drain,pull the drain screw and give the carb a BLOW JOB.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:13 PM   #6124
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This is a road side cure for most carb problems,and will be frowned upon by many for various reasons,that said,I just yank the fuel line from the tank,loosen the bowl drain,pull the drain screw and give the carb a BLOW JOB.
Ok. so blow into the little drain nipple on the BOTTOM of the float bowl or pull the drain screw right out and blow into the screw hole?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #6125
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Ok. so blow into the little drain nipple on the BOTTOM of the float bowl or pull the drain screw right out and blow into the screw hole?
Oh sorry,you blow on the fuel line that was hooked to the tank,and hope that by taking out the bowl drain screw whatever the problem was is cleared,taking the bowl screw allow a place for pressure to go as you blow into the fuel line.Im not good at writing as you may have noticed,need to go find my wife and see if she will do this for me also,the bike is running good just me Im out of sorts!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:35 PM   #6126
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Yeah see I littereally JUST cleaned it. Took it all apart. It's so frustrating. I checked the pilot and it was clear. Maybe i'll just wait until my tech day and I'll have the guys look at it.
maybe its another ant....
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #6127
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Oh sorry,you blow on the fuel line that was hooked to the tank,and hope that by taking out the bowl drain screw whatever the problem was is cleared,taking the bowl screw allow a place for pressure to go as you blow into the fuel line
That'll help if your problem is caused by crud in the float valve (controls flow of fuel from the tank to the float bowl). Won't do anything if you've got crud anywhere else in the carb.

KKlr, I second the pilot jet. It's got TINY TINY holes (like so small you need to hold the jet up to the sun to see through them) and they all have to be clean.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:29 PM   #6128
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Just a roadside kinda oh what am I gonna do repair,if your home by all means do it the right way,tools etc
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #6129
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I see.
Ok well I'll get her fired up again tonight, see if it's doing the same thing, THEN if it's being ridiculous still I'll pull the carb. How's that.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:33 AM   #6130
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Got another question!

I have a nice Tourmaster Transition 2 jacket and I'm not sure where to put it when we stop on our trip. Like if you're sightseeing, you don't wanna be sweating in this huge thing, but you also don't just want to leave it on the bike and walk away (sad, I know, but I don't trust people to not steal it).

Any suggestions? Anybody figure out a system for that?
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #6131
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Got another question!

I have a nice Tourmaster Transition 2 jacket and I'm not sure where to put it when we stop on our trip. Like if you're sightseeing, you don't wanna be sweating in this huge thing, but you also don't just want to leave it on the bike and walk away (sad, I know, but I don't trust people to not steal it).

Any suggestions? Anybody figure out a system for that?
i carry a cheap bicycle combination cable lock.
run it through the sleeve of the jacket and the chinbar of your helmet and to the luggage rack...when not in use it coils up out of the way on the grab handle.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:02 PM   #6132
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What he ^ said.

Or in your fancy lockable panniers!
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:31 PM   #6133
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clogged pilot. do you have an inline filter for fuel?

I had a similar problem where the bike would run, then randomly die after 20 min or so and wouldn't start back up unless i held the trottle open. i cleaned the carb and it still did it, took it to a shop and they cleaned it with a machine and got a piece of "trash" out of it. they also put in an inline filter and its worked great since then.
Seriously...this is the best insurance for many issues relating to "poor running". Most cost about $3-4 and it's just snip and insert in fuel line and your done. Cleaning your carb...and not having one is just a waste of time IMO.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:37 PM   #6134
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What he ^ said.

Or in your fancy lockable panniers!
Me too!no panniers here just cables and lock
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #6135
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Has anyone worked out an easy way to get on and off the KLR? It's a really tall b*st*rd and I come close to injuring myself every time I get on and off it. It's worse with the luggage on. Still love the bike though even if my mount/dismount techniques get very strange looks from passers by! Oh, I am 180 cms tall so not really a short arse either!
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