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post #1 of 9 Old 12-14-2019, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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klr250 and klr650 ignition question

Does the gen1 klr650 and the 250 have the same ignition system? I know they are both cdi but are there any differences or are they the same? I tried looking it up and couldn’t find what I was looking for.
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-14-2019, 05:03 PM
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Pretty much same-o, same-o; my impression: 2003 KLR250; 2007 KLR650.

I'd bet KLR600 pretty close.

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Pretty much same-o, same-o; my impression: 2003 KLR250; 2007 KLR650.

I'd bet KLR600 pretty close.
when you say it’s the same you mean the parts are interchangeable? I am asking because of a post I made before about the quick shifter. They make one for the 2005 klr 250 and not the 2005 klr650. So I was thinking if the ignition system was the same I could use it on my 650.
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KLR250, if memory serves, shared a CDI with the KLR600 but not with the KLR650. It doesn't matter, though. What matters is how the system works. If I am not mistaken, these quick sifters electronically mimic the operation of the kill switch. Both the KLR250 and the KLR650 Gen 1 have the same kill mechanism; they ground the Bk/W wire out of the CDI.

I would think that the KLR250 quick shift would work on the Gen 1. It's worth asking them.

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KLR250, if memory serves, shared a CDI with the KLR600 but not with the KLR650. It doesn't matter, though. What matters is how the system works. If I am not mistaken, these quick sifters electronically mimic the operation of the kill switch. Both the KLR250 and the KLR650 Gen 1 have the same kill mechanism; they ground the Bk/W wire out of the CDI.

I would think that the KLR250 quick shift would work on the Gen 1. It's worth asking them.
that’s good to hear. After I get my swing arm done and rear shock replaced I’m going to definitely do this. I hope it knocks my time down more. I’m hoping at least .3
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What's a, "quick shifter?"

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It's a dingus that senses when you are shifting and turns the ignition off until the shift is complete. This way, you just hold the throttle open and bang away on the shifter.

The new Triumph Tiger 900 is coming from the factory with a quick shifter, so these may be coming into the mainstream.

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It's a dingus that senses when you are shifting and turns the ignition off until the shift is complete. This way, you just hold the throttle open and bang away on the shifter.

The new Triumph Tiger 900 is coming from the factory with a quick shifter, so these may be coming into the mainstream.
the new versys has it and the h2 has it also from the factory.
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KTM has such a software option, but in my troglodyte-level ignorance, I only knew its NAME. Thanks to this thread, I know know its FUNCTION. Might have come in handy, on a recent ride (maybe as a safeguard of sorts for the gearbox)!

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