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post #11 of 12 Old 05-23-2020, 10:28 AM
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As I expected my brother made a simple jumper so I would at least have a working headlight. All the soldered contacts are still there so you have sufficient wire to work with. Soldered splice and some heat shrink should do it.
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post #12 of 12 Old 05-24-2020, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
Not to discourage international trade, but . . . RANGER295, California is (or used to be) salted with a robust seasoning of motorcycle DISMANTLERS (aka, Junk Yards). Used parts are available there sometimes at cost considerably less than OEM from your friendly local neighborhood Kawasaki dealership (I don't want to destroy support to local dealers, either).

Southern California has more dismantlers but I just looked it up and while there are not any right around me, There are close to a dozen within an hour to an hour and a half ride. I may call around. I did not think of this.

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I would think that it could be made to work with splicing in your headlight switch into this switch. Fewer wires to deal with than the other way around. I will remove the tape from the splice and see what that looks like and take another picture. My brother made the repair on the trail. Heís an electrician so Iím sure it isnít a mangle job.

As to shipping from Canada it gets stupid sometimes when you send across the border either way. The post office cashed in long ago on cross border trade. Itís worse coming from you to me because of exchange rates. Only way to know with some accuracy is for you to PM me your address and I can plug it into Canada Post shipping calculator. Iím guessing somewhere in the $20 CDN range.

And by all means, as Damocles suggested, check out local breaker yards for the part. Or eBay. Itís not like thereís anything in this for me. Just trying to help.

I really appreciate your generosity. I may still take you up on it. Let me look at my local options first. I am not in that big of a hurry because the old one is still working but I want to figure out the replacement because I know the need is coming and I do not want to be stuck with no switch and a lack of options. This site and it's members are great by the way. I have gotten a lot of useful information here. It is a much more comfortable environment than some of the bigger sites.

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