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post #1 of 4 Old 11-27-2007, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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ignition

My klr650 has labels on the ignition switch like Lock and Park but the key only appears to get from Off to On. Is there some secret combination of choices I'm missing? Does the headstock really lock? What positions does the ignition actually have?

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-27-2007, 10:28 AM
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Yeah it locks.
You need to turn the handlebars to the left, but not ALL the way, and when you turn the key towards park or lock, press downwards slightly as you jiggle the handlebars a touch off from fully locked to the left..

You're looking for a notch, and it'll let you know when you find it.
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thanks, what does park do?
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-27-2007, 11:46 AM
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thanks, what does park do?
Same as lock, but it leaves your rear running light on. Great for draining a battery.

I've used Lock on my bikes a handful of times in 25+ years of riding, but I've never found a need for the Park feature.. I think it might be something they'd use in Europe or something.. Dunno.. Someone needs it, or they wouldn't continue putting it on bikes..
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