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post #1 of 14 Old 04-21-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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So traded my KTM for a 2011 KLR and have some Farkeling questions

So I traded my 09 KTM 530XCW for a 2011 KLR and would like to start adding some farkels. First off I was suprised when the previous owner who was the original owner said they didn't give him an owners manual. Is there an onlike legit source for an owners manual? Looking for legit not torrents etc.

I would like to start adding some electrical stuff. GPS, Cell Phone charger, heated grips etc. I have on all my past bikes added either a blue seas or centech aux fuse box under my seat of all my other bikes. Doing research on here it seems that either there is no room under the seat or people just are not adding aux fuse boxes to their KLRS? I havent had my seat off yet cause I am not sure how to take it off cause I don't have a manual. I suppose its just the side cover bolts but haven't tried yet.

Also the Seat is gonna have to go. I rode it about 150 miles yesterday and it was not comfy for me one bit. This might be my first bike that I will dish out some money and get me a Russell Daylong seat. Always wanted one and they look "ALL DAY" comfortable. Never heard anything but good about their seats.

Anyways if anyone has any ideas of how to hook up these electrical goodie chime in. If not I may just go straight off the battery.
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-21-2013, 09:46 PM
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I think this link will provide you with a downloadable owners manual. Free and legit from the mothership themselves
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post #3 of 14 Old 04-22-2013, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Perfect that is exactly what I needed. Next I will start taking all the side covers, farings, seat etc and see if there is a good place to hide an aux fuse box.. Thanks again.
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post #4 of 14 Old 04-22-2013, 08:04 AM
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i have a fuze box under my seat with no problems .. also watch out for how much accesories you run at same time ,i can run heated gloves and gps at same time but i cant plug phone in and charge it while gloves are on ..

i killed my battery last long trip i did running all 3 with stock stator .

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post #5 of 14 Old 04-22-2013, 03:43 PM
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A Russell is a great seat for touring, where you need to sit in one spot for a loooong time. Not much good for standing or curvy roads where you need to move around on the bike.

Seat Concepts makes a nice seat kit - denser foam, wider at the rear where you sit, narrow at the front so you can stand up. Available regular, short, or tall!
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post #6 of 14 Old 04-22-2013, 05:51 PM
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I am fitting a Twisted Throttle power block onto a bike at the moment.....a very nice and expensive unit....BUT.....#5 terminal has an's live all the time!!! What a pain, I'm sure it's just a screw up at the factory etc, but now I'm forced to wait to get another. It has to be a jump short on that pin.

Very nice unit besides this issue on this one. Not sure it's worth the$120 it is, but nice all the same! If you can afford well worth it for making all of the fuses compact and neat!
It's getting installed inside the front fairing so the wiring is nice and neat also without miles of wires all running to the front.

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post #7 of 14 Old 04-22-2013, 08:15 PM
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I got my manual from Manual Wizard

$31.00 with shipping.

I had my seat modified at a local auto upholstry shop. Cut ( tapered ) about 1/2" front to 2" in rear. Made a big difference. ( Fraction the cost compaired to purchasing a custom made seat.)
I also made a foam filled pad to slide on over the seat.
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post #8 of 14 Old 04-22-2013, 08:36 PM
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Congrats on the KLR! I have a Fuzeblock in my fairing. Has more than enough output terminals and you can make them either switched with the key or live all the time. You're right about the seat! Just a bit more comfy than a 2 X 8. I bought an ATV seat pad from Wallyworld and it helps, but my arse still gets square after an hour or two. Post some pics when you can.

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post #9 of 14 Old 04-23-2013, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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I tried to post up a couple pictures but this forum doesn't allow me to post up images until I have at least 15 posts. Guess I need to just start replying to a few topics and get my post count up.
I put 150 miles on the bike the first day I had it. Did moto support for a local Cycling race. I will also be doing moto support for the St. George Ironman on May 4th. It's a blast doing it. This will be my 3rd year. I will get some pics up of the event.. The last 2 years I was on my BMW GSA. This year it's the KLR..
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post #10 of 14 Old 04-23-2013, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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I will have to start taking off farings and the seat to see where the best place to mount the aux fuse block will be. I do like under the seat best if there is room. It's usually pretty protected under there.

I'm thinking of doing the Easter Beaver PC-8 fuse block. That thing looks sweet. Never seen it before until I saw someone on here post up a link. I can't post links until I have 15 posts so just do a search for it. Looks perfect.. Price is good also..
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