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  1. Starter Switch Brown Wire Not Hot

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Hi Everyone! I am new to the KLR World and just picked up a non-running 88 for $500! The owner before me installed a new fuel valve and hooked up the fuel line that goes to the carb to the vent instead so it wasn't getting any fuel. I switched the lines over and was able to jump the main start...
  2. '07 Electrical Short - FIXED

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    In the middle of a long ride yesterday I notice my tachometer wasn't reading and my blinkers weren't working. I was able to ride another hour to my buddies house but wasn't able to get the electrics working. I took the seat off and found the main fuse was blown.....I replaced it and it kept...
  3. Troubleshooting the Fan Electrics

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    My 2009 KLR was overheating on the last ride, close to the red zone in light city traffic after a 40 minute rural ride. Thought I'd added too much oil. Drained the oil - was a bit foamy looking and viscosity was closer to milk than oil. Changed it for fresh. Started it up and found it...
  4. Electrical Purgatory

    KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    This site has helped me a lot, so it's time to join. I have a real mystery. If anyone can help, I'd be so appreciative. I love working on bikes, but this has stumped me. I almost never do electrical work... Last fall, my 2008 KLR was running fine until it sat for about 2 weeks (under cover). I...
  5. KLR slow to start after 4-day ride, electrical

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hey everyone, bike will barely start. Some background info. Just returned from an epic ride through the mountains of New England. Was awesome. Mount Washington Auto Road = no words to describe! Took 4 days and 1000 miles and the bike ran great. On the last day of the ride the bike would...
  6. Electrical trouble

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    I have a klr 650 2008 that is running into some electrical issues . I was out riding it on some local jeep trails for a few hours and when I hopped on the interstate to shoot back home the tachometer started to swing back and forth from 1 rpm to 10 rpm when the bike was obviously not changing...
  7. Headlight Not Working?

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hi, I just bought a 2011 KLR 650 and realized the left headlight doesn't work in low beam. When I switch to high beams, both headlights work. On low beams I get over 12v on the right headlight socket but only .02v on the left. Voltage is normal for both headlights in high beam. Both lights are...
  8. 2009 KLR Completely Dead

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    About a week ago I washed my bike. Took it for a ride and put it up for the night. Came out next morning to ride to work and it was completely dead. No dash lights, no nothing when I turn the key to "ON". Replaced battery, checked main fuse. Still nothing when I turn the key to the "ON"...
  9. KLR Has No Power When Key Turned to "ON"

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Electrical Problem Please help. I can't find anyone else who is talking about this issue, any ideas will be welcome. [My bike is a 2003 KLR650. I baby the thing, treat it really well, never abuse it, it's always garaged or covered, cleaned often, fluids changed, battery connected to battery...
  10. 86 KLR 600 Starter issues?

    Other KLR's - 250, 600, Tengai, C Models, KLX...
    I have a 86 KLR that I just had the top end rebuilt by a local pro BUT: When I got it back it needed a new battery so I bought one and ran like a champ until the NEW battery died. Seems like there was no current getting back to charge the battery as the bike is running. So I took out the...
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