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post #11 of 14 Old 05-14-2020, 10:18 PM
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There were at least 3 Recalls on the 2008 KLR650. one is an Electrical Recall on the 2008 KLR Kawasaki re routed wires under the tank go to Google. put in Browser Kawasaki Recalls 2008 KLR650 you may find information you may need, on sleeving the harness and diagnosis your potential Electrical Problem. Has your Bike had the recalls done? Hope this Helps I had mine sorted at dealers but I removed my tank when I got it home and covered my Loom with loom sleeving in the appropriate Rubbing areas. All good so far.
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-19-2020, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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KLR Kool-Aid! you are the winner!
Thank you everyone for the great help. Turns out there was a short to the horn! (FFS) I don't quite understand why or how, but I replaced the wimpy OEM horn with something louder months ago using the same + - wiring as the original. Why it would short out now, I don't know. What I do know is "I'M BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN..."
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post #13 of 14 Old 05-20-2020, 01:19 AM
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Congratulations!

Foo's Step # 4 (in his excellent Post # 7 above) should have helped in catching the culprit!

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post #14 of 14 Old 05-20-2020, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Congratulations!

Foo's Step # 4 (in his excellent Post # 7 above) should have helped in catching the culprit!

Yes it would. I was just referring to the gremlin being in the handlebars somewhere. All good advice from everyone. Thank you again.
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