First time posting here, so apologies if this post is in the wrong topic.
I recently purchased an 05 KLR 650 with 31000 miles. First off, I want more light than the stock headlight offers, so I purchased a set of 2 27W LED lights (https://www.amazon.com/Senlips-Light...2C+Boat-+Black
), which'll be arriving tomorrow. However, I'm having a hard time finding a good tutorial of how to do this. Ideally, I'd like to wire them into the high beams. Basically, I'm looking for new or pre-existing tips & guides for adding lights that someone with very little understanding of circuitry could follow.
With winter coming fast, I'm having a hard time finding a consensus as to the best way to go about winterizing the bike. I live in the Elkhart/South Bend area of Indiana (30 mins south of the Michigan state line) where winters can get pretty cold & snow can come in feet, inches, or not at all. Since I'm at school, I'd have to rent a storage unit to keep it garaged (pref. climate/humidity controlled), but I'd really prefer to save the couple hundred dollars that'd run me. So, if I was to keep the bike outdoors, is it adequate to just try to have a cover on it, keep the tank close to full, and ride it (or let it run if it is too cold) once or twice a week? Or do I need to go the whole 9-yards with elevating the tires, keeping the battery on a tender, removing sparks & oiling pistons/cylinders, full tank with sta-bil, run carbs dry, etc.? If you have the time, I would really appreciate to hear what procedures you guys follow for winterizing your KLRs, especially for bikes that'll be sitting outdoors.
Doohickey/Balancer chain adjuster lever - I have pretty much no idea of the service history of the bike, so for all I know the bike could already have a replacement or it could be broken into a million little pieces. I guess what I'm trying to find out is how high of a priority replacing the (possibly) OEM doohickey should this be on my list of modifications?
That's all I've got for now but I may think of a few other things I'd like to know in the near future. Thanks in advance for whatever help you guys can offer, I'm really looking forward to being a part of the KLR community.