My low beam went out on my gen 2 KLR650 and I found a pretty easy way to change the bulb without taking the whole front fairings off.
Step one: Remove the front fender with the four screw.
Step two: Remove plastic tray thing and its metal bit (see pic)
|Metal bracket after plastic has been freed.|
Step three: unplug light. reach in there and find the cable on the back of the light. pull straight back.
Step four: you can how reach in and pull the rubber bit around the light off. See picture below. There are two little tabby like things just give one of them a tug and it should pop right off.
|light rubber thing|
Step five: unhook the light bulb. There is a paperclip like hooky thing holding the light in.
|in the hole there is the hook for the bulb clip thingy|
|This is the paperclip clippy thing.|
Step six: swap the black adapter thingy to the new bulb. Just pulls off.
Step seven: put bulb in and bushings and test before you put plastics back on.
Step eight: put everything back together. YAY!!
Step nine: have a beer. because you are now done.
You can also watch this guy’s ‘backdoor’ video which tells you almost the same thing.