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Wont start 5 months 1 week ago #115747

  • Marnitz
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Hi everyone some advice would be aprreciated. Just dit the baviaans trip of about 2000km. At the end of first day bike wouldnt start with the starter. Started easy with a push. Replaced spark plug and worked fine again for next day. Third day bike wouldnt start again unless pushed. I get a strong smell of petrol from exhaust and i used a lot more fuel than the other KLRs. Bike was serviced jjust before the trip. Where can i start looking for fualt?
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Wont start 5 months 1 week ago #115750

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Could be an over-fueling issue. Main jet could be to big for the elevation. Might be contaminated fuel, e.g. paraffin in the petrol.
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Wont start 5 months 1 week ago #115752

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Perhaps the exhaust compression release is not working and the electric starter just cannot reach enough RPM to start the engine.
That is just one of many possibilities.
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