Just picked up a 2001 KLR 250 for my son....It has been difficult to start consistently. I am at sea level (Houston, TX) and it seems like it floods easily?
When I turn ignition key on, nothing lights up.....neutral light, etc.....Is battery shot? Would that have any effect on difficult to start issue?
I start of by moving choke lever to left 1/4 inch or so, no throttle and kick....I have only gotten it to fire off one time that way.
Should I use more choke? Previous owner had loosened choke lever set screw and would hold lever with thumb while starting...Is there something to this?
I would sure appreciate any help on proper starting technique......SHould I also change plug? Or is that a given for a new to me bike?