Replacing my KLR650 headlight

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.

One thought on “Replacing my KLR650 headlight

  1. It’s difficult to locate well-informed folks on this issue, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!


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