wierd fuel problem
Just back from a trip from Holland to Kazakhstan. In Turkey my bike (kle 500) developed the following problem.
With normal driving, round about 220 kilometres my bike runs out of fuel on the main tank, so when I come near that number, say around 180 I put it on “RES” an keep driving but every time around 220 kilometres (when the normal tank should be empty) the following thing happens:
The bike will suddenly lose power and behave like there is no fuel flow, any chancing of the fuel positions at that moment (on, res, pri, trust me I tried it all) have no influence on it dying down. So the engine shuts of and I put in next to the road. When I then put it on PRI and wait a couple of minutes it starts normally again, I drive away and put it on RES again. Than it keeps running normally.
But what causes this? It should be able to run dry on RES. And even when riden on ON and let the main tank run dry you should be able to go, still riding , to PRI and than RES without the bike dying down. But this doesn’t work.
Obviously it has something to do with the fuel flow round about the moment the main tank is empty. It can’t be a clogged res fuel line because after resting a few minutes it works fine, it just dies down one time. I had the bike for years and this is a new problem.