KLR6Fifty stranded in Guadalajara
Okay so being stranded in GDL is pretty hard to complain about, but I really miss riding so if anyone has advice on how to revive my dear partner in crime it would be greatly appreciated!
2 crashes twisted the rad and buggered the fan. This lead to overheating and shooting coolant out the exhaust. At this point I really needed to pass out so i had a new friend take it to a mech in Durango who did a real hodgepodge repair, first wired in a new setup so the fan was running permanently (grounded to a crankcase bolt!
Also changed the gasket for the cylinder, buggered up my valve cover gasket, lost some bolts... anyway... I went back the next day and got them to fix it so the fan ran as originally designed. I think there may be some new wiring there now though...
Anyway the fan motor casing is covered in some kind of epoxy so they must have busted it open to check it our or something. It seemed to work pretty decently until a truck hit me on the rad side. Now the bike overheats in less than ten minutes of idling while the fan anemically whispers at it.
Before the truck hit me an electrical gremlin popped out of nowhere, turned off the bike and it wouldn´t turn on again. Clicking from the starter, starter motor wouldnt turn, took it to a mech and he just fiddled with the fuses under the seat and told me one was loose. Quick fix later I´m back on the road, but now I wish I had paid more attention because the bike once again fails to do more than click when I push the starter. Tried messing around with the fuses, can´t find any bad ones, but I did manage to start the bike when I switched fuses to the white wire. Of course it was a one time thing, now when I try the starter the neutral light goes out for a little bit before I can try again.
So, the bike won´t start, and the fan needs either power or repair.