Taking a KLX300 out of storage after 5 years ?'s
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:31 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:10 AM
Here's what I'd do.
Change the oil and filter.
Put a new plug in.
Clean and oil the air filter.
Clean out the airbox.
Get some new gas in there with a few Ounces of SeaFoam.
Kick it over slowly for awhile to get things moving.
Try to fire it up.
If it fires, you're good.
If not, check for spark, check for gas.
Let us know.
After you get it running, clean and lube the chain and check the sprockets for wear. It'll probably need wheel bearings, fork seals and some other little things.
There won't be much compression with plug out.
good luck and have fun with your kid.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:06 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:14 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:36 AM
Good tip about the oil.
And, yes the 04 model has the updated compression release.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:07 PM
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:57 AM
Edited by jester125, 22 April 2012 - 12:31 PM.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:59 PM
Did it smoke a lot when you got it started? What color was the smoke?
It shouldn't take that many kicks to start. Mine is a 98 without the ACR mod and it fires up on the first or second kick. There is a technique to starting the older models. It involves finding the top of the compression stroke with the kick starter and going a little past, letting the kick starter return to the top, then giving it a swift kick. But, I'm not sure it applies to the 04 with the updated ACR? Maybe somebody will chime in?
Many times hard starting is related to the valves needing adjusted.
If you're pulling the carb off again and the tank it's pretty easy to check the valves.
When you have the carb apart, make note of the jetting. The main jet and the needle jet are the ones usually replaced or adjusted. If the fuel air adjustment screw still has the factory cap over it, the carb most likely still has stock jetting.
Did you replace the spark plug?
What's going on with the throttle and clutch cables? How are they responding?
Edited by System6, 22 April 2012 - 02:00 PM.
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Edited by jester125, 23 April 2012 - 09:34 AM.
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