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I added a new 'farkle' to my 2002 Kawasaki KLR650 yesterday,
a push-to-cancel turn signal switch.

This one has the capability of:

* Push-to-cancel turn signals

* 3 position Headlamp:
* Headlamp/tail light/Dash ON
* Headlamp OFF/tail light/Dash ON
* Headlamp OFF/tail light/Dash OFF
* (Stop and turn signals still work when all of the
above are off ).

* Headlamp hi/lo beam
* "Outta my way" headlamp flasher
* Horn button

Best of all, it's plug-n-play. The only gotcha is having to re-locate the enrichener choke lever. The billet mirror mount from Dual Star or
Fred Hink/ Arrowhead Motorsports makes it relatively easy to do since the mirror mount already has a hole drilled in place. Simply tap the hole for a 6mm x 1.00mm screw, drill out the hole in the lever bracket for clearance for the 6mm screw, then remount.

For a more 'professional' installation, you can do the following:
Look at the back of the enrichener and you will see a groove, which when mounted under the original switch, engages in a rib that keeps it from rotating. Determine how you want to position the lever on the billet mirror mount, then drill and tap a hole for a short 3-4mm pan head screw. This will keep the lever from rotating on the mount. Insert the 3-4mm screw in the mount, then mount the lever using a 6mm screw of the appropriate length.

Due to extreme cold weather, I haven't completed the drilling process yet so I'm just using a ziptie around the metal cable end of the enrichener and the handlebar, and it works fine.

The push to cancel turn signal switch is sold on eBay by a company called Cycle Analyst at a price of $79 and the item comes bundled with a new mirror mount and hardware to re-locate the enrichener lever.
The price for the plug-n-play switch by itself without the mirror mount or enrichener lever hardware was $65 including shipping.

Turns out the fella at Cycle Analyst also makes the switch conversion for Sport Tour. I already had a billet mirror mount so I called Sport Tour to inquire about their offerings and was told they would not break up the package (switch & enrichener lever conversion).

The very same switch is also available from a company named Four Strokes Only. Four Strokes Only price is usually $59, but they are on sale now for $49. Their switches ARE NOT modified to work on the KLR. You have to do that yourself. For $10, I figured I'd let someone else do the mods, so I bought it from the Cycle Analyst fella.

I'd like to add that if you haven't done so already, bump up the rating of the stock headlamp fuse. The "Outta my way" flasher has both headlamp filaments on simultaneously and there's a chance that the added current will pop the stock 10 Amp headlamp fuse.

Written by: Guy B. Young II, December 2003

Copyright 2003-2007 www.klr650.cc All Rights Reserved

This page last updated 28-July 2007.

Lighting Products, Batteries

Push to cancel switch from Arrowhead Motorsports
Kisan Technologies headlight modulators
VIZI-TEC SupaBrake Flasher
Westco maintenance free battery Warning: Will fit but some modification to the hold down may be necessary
Del-tran Battery Tender
Yuasa Battery chargers
Yuasa High Performance Maintenance Free Batteries
Electrex USA Charging systems for cycles
Safe Driving Products
Daniel Stern Lighting FAQ and products
Odyssey PC545 maintenance free battery
Note: This is the same exact battery that Dual Star sells for considerably more $$$ !!

GPS Information

Cycoactive GPS. Specializing in motorcycle GPS mount solutions

Mods and Maintenance

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Rear brake light flasher, written for the concours, KLR should be similar
Kawasaki Microfiche Cards/Readers
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