Question about KLR lights
Iím getting back into dual sport riding after a few years off. I used to ride 200 miles a day with as much off road as possible (80%) on both Honda XL 500ís and XL 600ís and after the wife had kids I had to stop. I did have a RM 250 for a few years and rode a bit but that pittled away too. So I decided that I should quit wishing I could ride again and just do it. Iíve not been totally out of riding since where I work I have a 250 Honda scooter that I ride everyday putting between 1000 and 1500 miles a year on but, though it is a motorcycle, itís not what you would consider something to take seriously.
I bought a 2004 KLR 650 from some guy who never really rode it I got it super bowl Sunday and it had 880 miles on it with the tires still having the nubs on it. It looks nearly new and had been garaged the whole time. He said he road it every couple of weeks or so to keep it going. I guess he was into street bikes and is pretty short and had a hard time touching his feet to the ground. Iíve since run the odometer up to 1400 miles. Even with the rain that we have had in So Cal.
The question I have is with this bike the light switch has an on/off slide on the left part of the light switch assembly. I know that even some of the bikes that Iíve restored (post 1975) and owned had the headlight stay on all the time.
Where would this come from? It is a non US bike? It has a California plate and I had no problem registering it.