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post #1 of 16 Old 03-22-2015, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Ignition switch photo needed please...

Hey KLR friends,

I need ignition switch help.

I'm completely re-wiring my 1987 KLR650.

The previous owner rewired the ignition switch with 6 incorrectly color coded wires, so I have no idea which wire does what (there are 2 black ones, 2 brown ones, a white one and a blue one).

If one of you has the dash removed from your 1st Gen KLR, would you mind taking a photograph of the inside of your ignition switch for me (with the solder points visible i.e. where the wires are soldered to the ignition circuit board) and posting it here?

It's just a matter of removing 2 Phillips screws underneath the ignition once the dash is off.

If so, I'd greatly appreciate it and I'm sure the KLR Gods will bless you favorably.

Many thanks in advance.

Bruce
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Hey KLR friends,

I need ignition switch help.
Hope you find this useful, Bruce!

http://www.buttonhome.org/gallery2/m...serialNumber=3
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Hope you find this useful, Bruce!
Thanks Damocles,

I had this already. The challenge I have is that this diagram doesn't let me know which solder points to solder the wires to inside the ignition switch - hence needing a photo or diagram.

Anyone?
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Thanks Damocles,

I had this already. The challenge I have is that this diagram doesn't let me know which solder points to solder the wires to inside the ignition switch - hence needing a photo or diagram.

Anyone?
A modest proposal: Bit of a puzzle, perhaps, but . . . why not use the SWITCH CONTACT MATRIX on the wiring diagram, and an ohm-meter, to identify the contact points?

Also, I'd think, at some point along the wiring harness run, the OEM wire colors might appear, making the task easier.

If not, you can chase the currently existing wires using an ohm-meter to identify their source/function, and connect them accordingly, I would think.

Regrets if the proposed solutions are not practicable. Don't know if a photograph would help; Normk might have some showing the area of interest.
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Hi Domacles,

I just found a thread with the photos I need. As I'm new, I'm not alowed to post URL's so if someone else stumbles on this post also looking for ignition switch interior photos, they can be found here (just delete the spaces in the url):

www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=106074&page=15

Thank you for the suggestion.

Bruce

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Whoops... this is the correct link:

www . klr650 . net/forums/showthread.php?t=106074&page=15


www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=106074&page=15

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post #7 of 16 Old 03-23-2015, 08:01 AM
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Cool!

Post # 287:

http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthr...106074&page=15

I know "Alpheus," the post originator, personally; I think he'd be glad to share his images, if you need access beyond the ".Net" link.
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Cool!

I know "Alpheus," the post originator, personally; I think he'd be glad to share his images, if you need access beyond the ".Net" link.
Thank you for all your help, Damocles. I appreciate you.
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And I was just going to suggest that he go here, http://www.klrforum.com/showpost.php...2&postcount=24

I thought surely Normk, would have had that info already posted.

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FWIW, the plug pin out by color for the ignition switch was already in the information but have added both the photos. Perhaps a sketch of the ignition switch rear with colors labelled might save someone some time but for now the colors should be obvious from the pin out and photo?

Paul, since I had asked for suggestions and you didn't indicate that the ignition switch rear was missing, I logically concluded that it wasn't necessary. ;-)

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