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post #1 of 6 Old 08-23-2019, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Stolen klr rebuild

My bike was stolen and recovered 2 weeks later. They blew the main fuse trying to hotwire it. Had to put in ignition switch and 4 pieces of fairing.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-24-2019, 10:17 AM
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Glad that you got it back & it could have easily been a whole lot worse. Did you have Comprehensive insurance coverage?

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-24-2019, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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No, unfortunately. The rebuild at this point is 660 bucks. I still need a rf cowl piece. It's getting GPS put in this next time. They loaded it into a truck, dropping it on it's right side. They couldn't get it to run using a screwdriver and hammer and when that didn't work, they attempted to hotwire it , popping the main fuse. I've wanted to know why the ignition switch closes a circuit in the off position. Is this anti-theft feature?
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-24-2019, 10:54 AM
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I've wanted to know why the ignition switch closes a circuit in the off position. Is this anti-theft feature?
Maybe, on Generation 2; on Generation 1, also, perhaps; as a minimum, the Generation 1 OFF key switch position grounds CDI power as does the kill switch in the OFF position.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-24-2019, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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It wouldn't start When I rewired it using the old switch, when I put in the new switch it started right up. It was a mystery I couldn't figure out.
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Glad you got it back! How did they find it? How many miles were on it?
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