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Old 12-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #811
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Do these connectors normally end up inside the fender? Seems like they would get wet in there. Either way I will need to cover them up and get a rack for a storage box for on there. Also going to need to figure out how to get that remaining bolt out. It is just spinning in that insert thingy. Open to suggestions on all of the above.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:57 PM   #812
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One other question. Does anyone how if the connector pictured on the right comes apart. For the life of me I couldnt get it apart and should probably go under the frame near the battery Im guessing

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #813
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Do these connectors normally end up inside the fender? Seems like they would get wet in there. Either way I will need to cover them up and get a rack for a storage box for on there. Also going to need to figure out how to get that remaining bolt out. It is just spinning in that insert thingy. Open to suggestions on all of the above.

hey bigfish my connectors and wires are all on the rear fender like that, they dont seem to get very wet even in rain with the stock rear bag in place so im guessing it shouldnt be too hard to find a way to keep water out when you get a rack or box on there.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:48 PM   #814
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One other question. Does anyone how if the connector pictured on the right comes apart. For the life of me I couldnt get it apart and should probably go under the frame near the battery Im guessing

Yup, connection for the rear lighting harness. Should come apart like the plug on the left, something like this:

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:58 PM   #815
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Wires on top of fender are fine.

Attach vice grips to the screw and pull up very hard as you turn. If it's the screw, get a new one. If the nut insert is AFU, drill it out and slicone in an appropriate nut underneath.

To separate the wire connector, place the end of a large flat blade screwdriver inbetween the two pieces and twist. Use pliers on the screwdriver if needed.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:15 PM   #816
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Does any one know how much amps the alternator puts out on a KLR250? I am thinking of replacing all the lights with LEDs so I can power a heated jacket.

Any thoughts?
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #817
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those shoes

those shoes. also. is the floor in your garage carpet or rough concrete. i cant really tell.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:39 PM   #818
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Looking good bigfishs!


toddzacker> I'm using heated grips on mine with standard lighting and the headlight dims a bit at idle with them on but no real problems so far. I'm thinking about a LED brake/tailight for mine to free up some volts though. If you are running just a vest with LEDs it might be ok.


On another note I hit a snowbank today that looked soft...it wasn't. These little KLRs jump pretty good, lands much better than my 650 ever did.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:07 PM   #819
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toddzacker> I'm using heated grips on mine with standard lighting and the headlight dims a bit at idle with them on but no real problems so far. I'm thinking about a LED brake/tailight for mine to free up some volts though. If you are running just a vest with LEDs it might be ok.
Well it's my girlfriends bike, & I need her to stay warm to ride. It pulls to much the last ride we did, but she ran a jacket & pants. I just know you can not boost the output on the 250.

That is the thought process behind doing the LEDs all the way around. Cheaper than a new bike & keeps her from always wanting to ride on the back of mine.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #820
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those shoes. also. is the floor in your garage carpet or rough concrete. i cant really tell.

LOL, yeah they are my slippers and unintentionally seem to be in most of my pics. Maybe I'll make it a thing I do round here

And that is carpet over a concrete floor. Was there when we bought the house and doesnt seem to mind having snow on it from cars in after many winters. I hit it with the leaf blower now and again. That's as close as I ever come to vacuuming.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #821
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Wires on top of fender are fine.

Attach vice grips to the screw and pull up very hard as you turn. If it's the screw, get a new one. If the nut insert is AFU, drill it out and slicone in an appropriate nut underneath.

To separate the wire connector, place the end of a large flat blade screwdriver inbetween the two pieces and twist. Use pliers on the screwdriver if needed.

Thank you sir, I will give both of those a try. The screw is turning but not coming up so im guessing the insert is spinning too.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #822
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Yup, connection for the rear lighting harness. Should come apart like the plug on the left, something like this:

Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:18 PM   #823
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On another note I hit a snowbank today that looked soft...it wasn't. These little KLRs jump pretty good, lands much better than my 650 ever did.
Did you stick the landing?
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #824
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Did you stick the landing?

Oh yes. Gonna do it again tomorrow.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:31 PM   #825
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Never mind the 250's amp output is 10.5 max...think I can get it from here...it's amazing what you find in your owners Manuel...
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