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Old 07-20-2013, 06:28 PM   #27886
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Are you SURE all fuses are good? Don't mean to insult your intelligence or anything, but did you check that main fuse in the holder on the harness right there at the battery?

Good luck!

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Old 07-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #27887
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Trey Mountain Road

Hit Trey mountain today, and heading down from Trey Gap, we ran into this:



The tree is just about at the end of the gnarly section where the road smooths out a bit..



Thought we might have to turn back, but with a small folding hand saw, were able to clear out some of the smaller branches..



And with a few rocks to help..





It took all three of us, but we were able to muscle the KLR's over the log and get on our way! It is much steeper here than it looks! The tricky part was getting over the log and turning left at the same time..




So, if anyone head back up that way, be sure to take a chainsaw!
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #27888
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Thanks for posting this. Did you tell FS about the tree? If so I'll wait for them to come clean it up...haven't been to Trey in quite a while.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #27889
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Had my 03 klr do that at a fuel stop. Turned out to be the battery. It would read 12.2 volts but it was just a "surface charge" . would not boost off, click just died. Put in a new battery & it never failed to start for the next 3 years.
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Riding my own modified version of the TAT. Rode from Lake City, CO to Moab, UT yesterday. Pulled into hostel. turned key off. rolled back a few feet. put key in start position to move back up, lights/electricals flashed a millisecond, then flashed off. Now NO power to anything at all. What changed in those few milliseconds? Flashers, neutral, highbeams nada, no power to KLR at all. WTF?


All fuses are good, none tripped. I have a 20 on the main and UPG to 15 on light circuit
Flashers, neutral, high beams, no power to KLR at all.
Battery is sealed, reads over 12 on voltmeter. Terminals cleaned and tightened.
Harness at head, looks good, but am not done looking.
Removed direct connected aux to battery

I am trying to trace but am a newb to electrical trouble shooting. It is frustrating.

What could have fried and done this?

Currently at Hostel in Moab, so thank dog it didnt happen at Ophir or Marshal pass... I woulda been SCREWED. Any suggestions appreciated... it may be Beer 30 at this point......

Will post up some pics later... trip has been epic so far...
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:46 PM   #27890
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Thanks for posting this. Did you tell FS about the tree? If so I'll wait for them to come clean it up...haven't been to Trey in quite a while.

Prolly some good-ole-boy out wheelin will find it first and spring into action. Hell, they can't wait for bad weather to hit and spring into action. Good-ole-boys out wheeling with chainsaw in bed as almost as bad Hammers when it comes to springing to action during and after storms!
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #27891
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Also, earlier this year, I had a battery on my WR250R just drop a cell or two, enough to keep it from starting instantly. Pulled up to bike night, bike was running fine. Went to leave, had a millisecond of power and then nothing. Battery ended up only having 8-9v on it.
It was this... what is the saying? KISS: keep it simple, stupid.

OK, my punctuation added. It was the battery. Simply blows my mind that I literally jammed out over 200 miles of freakin' crazy trails and some slab and it died COMPLETELY, when I tried to move it 2 feet in the parking lot of the hostel in Moab... lots of very clean contacts on my bike now, and I am way more familiar with KLR wiring and multimeters... not good, just familiar!
Thanks to everyone who wasted their time helping me... I said thanks?

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #27892
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Hey bitches, it runs like a Deere.... damnit man, I thought that was our little secret!
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #27893
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Are you SURE all fuses are good? Don't mean to insult your intelligence or anything, but did you check that main fuse in the holder on the harness right there at the battery?

Good luck!

Fido
swapped em all out with new... just in case.... battery, oh battery....
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:01 PM   #27894
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Had my 03 klr do that at a fuel stop. Turned out to be the battery. It would read 12.2 volts but it was just a "surface charge" . would not boost off, click just died. Put in a new battery & it never failed to start for the next 3 years.
You called it. Had no clue they could die that "fast"...
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:14 PM   #27895
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Internal short in the battery plates or something. Glad you got rolling again.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:57 PM   #27896
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Hey bitches, it runs like a Deere.... damnit man, I thought that was our little secret!
Glad I could be of so much help.

Have fun out there!
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:33 AM   #27897
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FS roads in the Cohuttas were awesome yesterday. Just the right amount of dampness to make the tracks really grippy. A little slick here and there, but I;d rather have that than dust. At the intersection of 22/Tumbling Creek and Old Hwy 2 I saw a couple of big DS bikes. I think I run into the same two folks between Copper Hill and Blue Ridge.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:21 AM   #27898
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Yup! The dirt was grippy yesterday!

We ran local dirt roads up to the church then 28-1 to TWoS for lunch. First time I have had a chance to stop since it opened.

Then ran north to FS 35 over to Shallowford and out Stanley/Rock Creek and home.

Dodged the rain all day!

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Old 07-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #27899
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Yup! The dirt was grippy yesterday!

We ran local dirt roads up to the church then 28-1 to TWoS for lunch. First time I have had a chance to stop since it opened.

Then ran north to FS 35 over to Shallowford and out Stanley/Rock Creek and home.

Dodged the rain all day!

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Old 07-21-2013, 10:24 AM   #27900
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