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Ron Young

1990s KLF 300 cuts out on full lock

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My 1990s KLF 300 has just developed this problem where if I turn onto full lock in either direction, the motor cuts out. It suggests to me either a short associated with the ignition switch, or more likely tension on a wire which is losing contact when pulled. To me this seems more likely because I would expect a short to show up as a flicker in the ignition light, which it does not.

Before I strip it all down, has anyone experienced this, or could you advise me which wire/s to follow? Even though first look shows a number of wires in that are, I guess only one, or two would be involved. Thanks in advance.

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If you are stationary and turn it all the way to the right or left and the engine dies, it's probably electrical. If you make a hard left or right leaning turn while moving, might be carb related.

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I would think that the harness is right against the frame or wires are bundled to tightly in the front end possibly pulling apart.  But my guess would be that there is a portion of the wire harness presssed against frame and a wire may be bare and shorting out against the frame when stressed on a turn.    

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what do you mean by locked?  Diff lock?  Pegged (like throttle floored)?

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13 hours ago, JacobSlabach said:

 

Yes, Ajmboy it happens while stationary. I can touch full lock either way and it's like a momentary kill button. It dies but I can save it if I pull it back a fraction off full lock. And I can ride it normally.  I'm pretty confident it's electrical, just not too confident finding the wires causing the problem. This is my first post, so I guess I now qualify to check out a manual in Downloads?

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