04 KLR 650 Turn signal and Brake Light issue
Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:01 PM
I have searched around and not found anything on this yet. Today I was riding out in the middle of nowhere when I noticed that my tach and temp gauge were not registering anything. After turning the bike off it would not turn back on. After inspecting it I found that when the key was switched to on the headlight did not turn on, turn signals did not work, no electronics.
Long story short I found the main fuse blown. After replacing the fuse the bike fires up and runs great but my brake light no longer works (running light is fine) and when I turn on the turn signal it is solid (instead of flashing). The bike is stock.
Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:11 AM
I'm not at home to look at my manual at the moment.
Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:49 PM
I'm completely new to thumpers and I just bought a 2003 KLR650 last night. Unfortunately, am finding out the same problems. I was aware the blinkers were solid, but later I am finding the brake light does not come on, (even though the running light does). Tried to replace the bulb with no luck. Started pulling off the covers and seat and have found some wiring wrapped with masking tape (so the problem has been there a while). I have not been able to find any blown fuses yet. Oh yeah, the high-beam does not work (headlight does) and neither does the fan.
On the ride home, it lost all its juice (and wouldn't start again) half way on an 80 mi journey over the mountains (when I was assured it would make it)...would that mean there is a ground somewhere?
The manual is in the mail, but any recommendations where to start looking or any findings so far?
Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:47 AM
Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:33 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:25 AM
-The rear brake triggers the light, but nothing mounted on the handlebars (turn signals or front brake) makes a blinky-blink.
-This leads me to believe it's something associated with a fuse or relay on the front of the bike. I'm a noob with this stuff... Hunting down a wiring diagram now...
Love and processes of elimination,
Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:54 AM
Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:55 AM
I changed out the turn signal relay (pull the tank, and the right side fairing and you will see them under there). The turn signal relay fixed my turn signal issue but not the brake light issue.
I went through all of the wiring I could see and finially found a broken wire back under the rear wheel well. There is a wire tie that holds the three wires going to the brake light up and that seems to have worn through the wire. A splice, and tons electric tape later and all is good.
Best of luck to the rest of you.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:29 PM
-I've got a new signal relay comin' to me. Hopefully that'll fix my blinker issues too.
-I wonder about the brake issue still, since mine still functions with the rear brake... I guess we'll see when the relay gets here an I dig into it.
Love and wiring diagrams,
Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:41 AM
I Also found I need to get a new battery (two cells were dry), because when we hooked up a charged battery, the brake light and high-beam worked.
Maybe that will solve the fan issue too??? We disconnected the fan completely and tested it, and it works, but I will test the relay.
Thanks for all the help!