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Old July 1st, 2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default 1987 Kawasaki KLR 650 Electrical problem

So I am driving to work yesterday and lose all power at about 55mph. No power at all for about 5 minutes. Then it miraculously starts back up and I am on my merry way. Get on the Eway does it again. wait about 10 minutes starts back up with a lot of cranking. Turn around get off the Eway stops for good this time no power even after I got out of work. Go out this morning undo the battery hook it back up. Starts ok, ride it for about 10 hard minutes. Does the same thing twice. I am thinking it's the voltage regulator, but I am no mechanic. PLEASE HELP. can I test the voltage regulator? could it be the ignition switch? what else might be overheating? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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my shot in the dark would be a piece of dirt in the carb
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Old July 1st, 2008, 02:37 PM   #3
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no engine power or no electrical power? I also have a klr650
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Old July 1st, 2008, 10:34 PM   #4
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Yeah no engine or electrical power should have clarified that, sorry.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 11:06 PM   #5
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Coil, Or bad ground.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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Coil, Or bad ground.
x2...at least its a place to start
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 06:58 PM   #7
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coil or bad connection
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 03:20 AM   #8
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Thanks, I've been checking the grounds. I am taking it in in the morning to have the coil, cdi, stator, voltage regulator checked I appreciate the input and I'll let you know the outcome
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Old July 5th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #9
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Turns out it was a god damn corroded fuse box. I've got it running like a champ now, thanks,
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Old July 5th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #10
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good to see your up and running again. just an FYI for you. Kaws are notorious for not using weather proof connections. I would suggest to you to use dielectric grease in all the connections where any water can reach them. it will help in the long run to stave off corrosion.
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Old July 5th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #11
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I was gonna guess bad ignition module but you beat me to the fix. Glad you got it.
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