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Old 03-09-2012, 08:11 AM
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Tim, my bike went 97 miles before hitting the reserve once down in New Mexico. That's the only time I've hit the reserve, and I've had one or two other rides that broke 90 miles. Stock 2.43 gallon tank.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:34 AM
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Alright thanks guys, so that clinches it- my mileage sucks, at 50-60 miles before needing to hit the reserve. I didn't completely fill it though, trying to leave a little room at the top, but it was pretty close to full. I will get better at consistency there, and I finally figured out the trip odometer on the speedo thing so can do a better job of tracking that as well.

What was interesting was it was all at once- no sputtering, no hesitation, just went from running to off. Is that how your bike runs out of gas?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:44 AM
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pretty much. most bikes act like you just lost electrical, or will run on idle circuit only and die as soon as you hit primary circuit.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:43 PM
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Ok time for an update: my bike still runs like crap. Bruce came over Saturday night and helped me with the JD jet kit and idle mix screw. Seemed to run ok last night, today though had a tough time starting it and keeping it running. Marco came over and we played with the jets some more, couldn't get it to run any better. Then lost the little washer that pushes the little o-ring on the idle screw.

I'm going to punt and call shops this week. Bike won't e-start now either cold or hot, and takes a pretty good effort to kick start, seems to run rich, the idle adjustment screw doesn't seem to do anything, and it still dies for no reason- even with a tank full of gas. So what's a good KTM shop on the north side- Sun Enterprises? Elite in Loveland?

And Bruce I think you're spot on with the torque limiter as the root cause of most of my e-start issues. here's a thread that explains how to fix it:
http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/864...ow-to-article/

It seems straight forward enough, but more than I can take on right now with everything else I need to get done before Moab, and I kinda want a shop to be on the hook for the results on this one. Here's a pic of the part:
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:43 AM
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Tim -
Before a shop, dependent on time,
is this a gravity feed system or fuel pump.

Did the bike sit for long periods or period of time before your purchase?

Have you removed and fully disassembled the carb and cleaned?

Did it start prior to your mods, and can you back track to that point?

Did the tank smell like varnish when you got it?
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:48 AM
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Tim, that's a different engine than what you have. You have an RFS that pic is a XC4 (2008+)

If you chase down some of those washers, I'd like a spare or 2.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:50 AM
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I always kick start mine the first time. Once it's warm the e-start will work. How is the condition of the battery? That's a high compression engine for a little battery to turn.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:53 AM
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Tim -
Before a shop, dependent on time,
is this a gravity feed system or fuel pump.

Did the bike sit for long periods or period of time before your purchase?

Have you removed and fully disassembled the carb and cleaned?

Did it start prior to your mods, and can you back track to that point?

Did the tank smell like varnish when you got it?
Gravity.

Don't know.

No- have cleaned from both top & bottom but not removed.

It would e-start when cold before, never e-start hot. The dying at idle and dying while driving symptoms were both before & after. Yes could revert back by removing the JD kit & fuel screw.

no, smelled like gas.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:57 AM
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Far- my battery is good, I measure 12.7 with the multi-meter pretty consistently. I also jumped it yesterday from the 100, which did yield a higher pitched cranking tone, but the same end result of not starting. As for the torque limiter, understood those pics are different but the goal is the same, I am pretty convinced I need to tighten that thing.

Yes, will pick up several of those washers & o-rings.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:00 AM
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I thought jumping from a truck was a no-no.?
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