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post #1 of 25 Old 02-24-2008, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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2008 klr650 clutch and kickstand safety switch bypass

I own a 2008 klr650, does anyone have info and pics on the bypass procedures for the clutch and kickstand safety switches?
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post #2 of 25 Old 02-24-2008, 09:14 PM
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I haven't touched the clutch yet. it hasn't failed yet.

But if you follow the sidestand cable to that lil box that attached to the frame... just cut/strip/jumper the 2 wires going to it together.
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2008 klr650 clutch and kickstand safety switch bypass

Thanks for the info, it was a really quick and easy mod. I took longer to get the tools out and put them away then to do the actual mod. Like you said locate the 2 wires, cut them, solder together, shrink tube, tie wrap to frame, done deal! I think I will leave the clutch alone for now. But, it looks like it will be just as easy.
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Thank you. Not as much for the safety aspect, but for the
simple fact of that chunk of wire hanging down and wrapped around
the pivot is a failure waiting to happen. Many parts of this bike
received so much attention during the redesign and yet others
look like some bandaid oversight. Like the exposed rear brakelite
wire/ switch. That's gonna eventually get whacked by some brush
or offroad tipover. Going out to do the kickstand now. LOL

Lata and thanx again,
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Some pics here Clutch Switch Bypass using a "Mini Fuse".
http://www.klrforum.com/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=219

I just had to file off a bit from each side of the fuse blades to fit into the OEM plug. Tape & tuck.
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Nice, clean, quick, creative, and simple!

Thanks!

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Nice, clean, quick, creative, and simple!

Thanks!

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High on the list was "easily reversible".
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That was cool. I just used the fuse offa partly dead strand of Christmas tree lites.

The reversible part is cool too. Not that it'll ever happen unless the
fuse cooks and I need to plug 'er back in.

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Why would you need this bypass?
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For me that, along with the sidestand switch is just another safety interlock that could fail leaving you stranded wondering why it wont start / run. Plus others have said you cannot push start the bike without disabling them.

I've also "fixed" the fuel tap to work old school by removing the vacuum diaphragm, another thing that can lead to problems.

I don't like things that the government mandates to "protect me from me".
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