KLR650 coil resistance
I wonder if anyone has access to the specs for a 1988 KLR 650?
My bike is very reluctant to start when hot or cold but fine when running. The spark plug is new and the carb and choke seems to be OK. I was wondering if it was the coil.
The resistance across the primary coil (between the two low tension terminals) is 0.6 Ohms and across the secondary coil (between low tension and high tension output terminals) is 4,600 Ohms. That second value seems low to me but I don’t have the Clymer manual and I can’t find the answer on the web.
I don’t want to replace the coil and then find out it’s the CDI.
Try posting your question on KLR650 dot net, in the maintenance forum. The motorheads really know their stuff.
Also try posting in the Thumpers forum on AdvRider dot com.
Thanks Marty. It turns out from KLR650 dot net that the coil resistances are fine. So I checked the valve clearances - very tight all round. I've ordered new shims which will hopefully sort it out.
Glad they could help. I hang out there a lot, but I am not enough of a techie to have helped you.
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