Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Headlights Out - All other lights fine - New bulbs still nothing - 2009
Hello All -
Backstory: I've got a 2009 KLR. Had the battery replaced after it wouldn't start. Two weeks later, same thing and dealer said it was the relay. It's been running fine until...
Low beam went out on me first. Within 24 hrs the high beam went out. Blinkers and rear running light work fine.
Took the front fairings off to replace bulbs. First thing I noticed is that the rubber covers (technical name?) that keep out rain, mud, etc. are not there. I bought this bike in September 2018.
Put in the new bulbs and...nothing. Had to put down the tools and get to work. Here now. I plan to check the fuse tonight. I read all of the other threads regarding headlights, here in the forum, that I could find. I saw that if you accidentally leave the switch in between high and low, you can blow the fuse.
Correct me if I'm wrong but based upon the wiring diagram I believe the headlights + both the tail light/license plate light are on that 10a fuse. So if it's blown they should be dead (which they are not). Is that correct?
I know that this bike is fraught with potential rubbing/shorting spots due to the crappy layout Kawasaki did with the harness. I figure I'm going to have to pull the gas tank and all to try to find them.
While I have done a bunch of research, I've only been working on motorcycles since I bought the KLR, so I'm a complete newb. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Also, does anyone know where I can buy those rubber covers that protect the lights/connectors from rain/mud?