Im no mechanic but can usaully work on about anything. My bike hasnt been rode much the past year and a half, but it was charged up and started about once a week. I had it started up a few days ago and the temp dropped and the bike wouldnt start the next day. I got a new battery, but now my bike 05 v-star classic will not fire up the motor turns but will not fire up. There is a slight smell of gas, does this mean its flooded? If so any solutions?.
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The problem is common in 2 stroke watercooled bikes ,what happens is the head gasket leaks and the leaking burnt gases pass the gasket and sneak into the water jacket which highly compresses the cooling system and blows the water past the water pump seals and into the gearbox,mixing with the oil and making a vile mayonnaise mixture,make sure when you fitted the seals you fitted them the right way around the main sealing lips should both face their fluid they are keeping out and the impeller shaft should be free from and scoring or damage where the seals touch it.p.s im a fully qualified motorcycle mechanic with over 20 years experience so im not just guessing at an answer
You can't run that with half a float. A float is a part that is specifically designed a certain way and size to match the needle . If your float is wrong it will either open to much or not enough the needle valve causing a flooded carb or a carb with not enough fuel to run. I'd check eBay for one or find find a matching carb on eBay ( make sure the mm's are the same as far as the intake side and exhaust side and if the throttle cable slide is in the same location it will work.if its one of those funny named Japanese bikes like a bms or sum thing they got a bunch of those on eBay .
Yes you probably need carb cleaning also its a good measure to drain the oil because if gas over time it does happen that gas will seep past the carb or carbs and into the cylinders and into the crankcase mixing with the oil.
My friend, a motorcycle is not a Toyota pick up. Don't even try to fix it at this point of your motorcycle career.
By nature, air cooled engines have a wider range of normal operating temperatures. Even if your bike has a radiator, it is still more motorcycle engine than automotive engine.
Since this is your first bike, I recommend two things for you. First, seek out a Motorcycle Safety Training Course, such as the BRC from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Yea yea, I know, you know how to ride and maybe you do. If you take the course, you may get some good tips and probably a discount on your insurance. Second, take your bike to the Suzuki dealer and have them go over the bike mechanically for you to make sure all is up to snuff on your 11 year old bike. Get a tune up and ask the mechanic about your bike. What to lube, where the oil goes etc. You should become very good friends with your new motorcycle - believe me when I say - it is a far cry from driving any other kind of vehicle.
Your investment of $ and time spent with the mechanic and your BRC instructor will pay dividends for many years to come. Good riding to you my friend. Enjoy your new motorcycle and ride safe.
Jack, find a newer bike. Most dealers will not work on a bike over ten years old. Parts availability is one reason. Another is the workload in the shop and the need for the mechanics to stay current with the new models coming out yearly. If they fixed every bike that came in the service backlog would be really bad.
The KLX 300 was never a popular bike. Not many still arround. I would not buy the bike until I rode it for an hour or so. You gotta check the suspension, handling, power, shifting smoothly, shocks, forks, power valve, clutch, water pump, oil pump, radiator, electrical system, front and rear brakes, carb, rings,
Someone need to loose weight? No really that has nothing to do with anything would be nice to know the year of the bike is the speedo mech(cable) or electronic? Are we just supposed to know the year and make of ur bike..Im a Guru not a mind reader.
ast the halfway mark isnt overheating. Any bike will rapidly increase in temp when stopped or moving slow. the fan will not kick on until the bike reaches around 220 deg. Im not sure how that relates to your gauge as Im assuming you have just a C and H with a few lines between., but Im sure its near the upper range of the gauge.
I would think your bike isnt hot enough for the fan to kick on. I would let the bike get a little hotter and see. If the fan hasnt kicked on when the needle reaches the upper portion of the gauge, take it for a quick spin to cool it off, dont just shut it off as that will actually create hot spots within the motor, and then consider either the fan is faulty, or the relay.
You can pull the fan and test it with a 12 volt battery. One hot, one ground. If it works, it must be the relay.
I doubt the stall has anything to do with the bike running warmer, unless it is truely overheating and you have antifreeze pouring out of it, then it might be. You might just be in need of a good carb cleaning.