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Hello All,
I have a friend that purchased a 2021 KLX 230R for his girlfriend. It was a consignment bike (not sure abouty the dealer).
He purchased it without a warranty/as is.
Got it home and took it for a ride down the driveway (pretty steep) and when he turned around comming up it died and would not start.
He couldn't figure it out so I am taking a crack at it.
I checked and charged the original battery (12.5v)
drained the oil and added new (to between the lines in the site glass).
Checked the spark plug, cleaned and replaced it.
Started the bike (fired up immediately) and let it warm up for about 5min. Checked voltage at battery while running (14.2v).
Shut it down and checked/added some more oil, all good there.
Started the bike back up to take it for a test ride and it died. Would not restart, just cranked over. (Battery voltage was 12.8v)
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I checked oil level (fine), Spark Plug (okay but recleaned) tried getting spark by cranking bike (nothing) re-installed. Checked the 2- 30amp fuses rear of battery (both good but the one to the rear is not a very tight fit??). Let bike cool for about 15min. Fired back up and was idling fine for about 3 minutes, then died again???
Suggestions appreciated...

Jason Bubier
 

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Went outside tonight and started the bike again, it started right up and was idling fine.
After about 5 minutes I noticed the exhaust tube at the front of the bike was glowing Red, did not look right so I shut it off immediately. I will research this before I continue....

Well I researched and found out that it is normal for this pipe to get red hot when just idling because it is aircooled. Next !!!!

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Hello all, I have not checked the valves yet, a little tricky and will take somemore research. I did try to tighten the fuse holder a little, not much because I didn't want to break the holder. But I did try something. Because it fires right up, I pulled the spark plug again and checked the spark, it was strong. I replaced and started it up, and road it up and down the street for about 5minutes. After it warmed up, it shut off again. Two things occured, (1) the yellow engine light was on and never shut off, (2) there was no spark when trying restart the bike!!! Something is killing the spark after it warms up. The fuel pump pumps perfectly before warm up and after so I don't think it is a fuel issue as of yet..
I only had about 15 minutes to mess with it, and it was something I was thinking of..
 
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