ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
elbigsam OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Oddometer: 12
KLR surprise start.

Haven't started or ridden my 06 klr since 2009, fuel sitting in the carb and tank since then. Yuck.

A friend purchased a drz400 so I figured id see what it would take to get the klr on the road. Pulled the carb, inspected....decided it needed a dip. Dipped it, blew it out, reassembled. Hung a bottle of fuel and farted around trying to bump start it for a few mins last night before I said screw it and went to bed.

Today I took off the 4 year old yuasa battery and charged it on 2amps for a few hours, threw it on the bike to see if it was ablw to crank the starter or not.

Klr fired up on the first crank, I forgot the bowl was charged from the night before. I was a bit perplexed for about 2 seconds as the bike idled with no fuel tank.........

Anywho........yay!
elbigsam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
McB
Joe 40 ouncer
 
McB's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: North Slope of the Flint Hills
Oddometer: 15,438
I looked all over for my keys one morning. Forgot I had them in my pocket.
McB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
kubiak
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: madera california
Oddometer: 4,809
that reminds me of a few weeks ago my buddy had my old 87 yamaha 125 scooter that he parked back in 1997 with gas in it and he pulled it out and put a new battery and added fresh gas to the old gas and the thing started right up and ran perfect! now hes dealing with the dmv for late fees!
kubiak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
elbigsam OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Oddometer: 12
nice 8)
elbigsam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 02:49 AM   #5
Unstable Rider
Sick Till Tuesday
 
Unstable Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Oddometer: 2,474
farm simple!
__________________
.
-“Ah, you're wasting you're time. They can't track us over rocks.
Tell them that.......... --Who are those guys?”


~Butch Cassidy
Unstable Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014