KLX 400 speedo/electrics

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KLX 400 speedo/electrics

Post by dirtygrunt » Sat May 30, 2015 7:34 am

So...last year my speedo crapped out, common for KLX/DRZs. I wasn't worried, I just used the GPS.
Then in the middle of the Michaux DS my whole bike died, well battery crapped out. I hot wired the stator, checked a few things and figured it was ok. Not so, I can ride for an hour or so bike fires up and then out of the blue, I get nothing. I guess it's a loose wire or bad ground. A good ole kick statre for back up would be nice.

Any way I'm gonna stick a Vapor Endurance 2 on the thing and double check all the wires again.

Any insight on DRZ electrical gremlins?
Anybody use vapors?
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Re: KLX 400 speedo/electrics

Post by frogman1981 » Sat May 30, 2015 7:45 am

The stator is probably bad. When mine died, I got a spark it was just mistimed.

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Re: KLX 400 speedo/electrics

Post by dirtygrunt » Sat May 30, 2015 8:27 am

Yeah...I'm gonna run thru all the tests again. Thx interwebs.

So...at idle I'm losing volts 12.5 and going down...at 3k rpm hitting 13.5.

Pulled the 3 yellow wire plug from stator and only hitting 25-30 volts in each wire...should be 60-75 or something. i guess I can re[place stator and see what happens.

I'm still going to mount up new Vapor...not sure about turn indicators and other dash lights.
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Re: KLX 400 speedo/electrics

Post by Rut Row » Sat May 30, 2015 1:42 pm

time for a new bike :shrug:
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Re: KLX 400 speedo/electrics

Post by dirtygrunt » Sat May 30, 2015 4:32 pm

Kyler wrote:time for a new bike :shrug:
That too :lol2:
Waiting on a VA position...you know how long that takes.
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Post by phoo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:34 am

I have the vapor and like it. I pulled it off my WR (where I also had the remote switch to make mileage adjustments easier) and I'm putting it onto my naked street bike.


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Re: KLX 400 speedo/electrics

Post by dirtygrunt » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:52 am

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Stuck on the Endurance II. Decent fit, sensor is kinda funky, I still have to play with the magnetic bolt o the caliper and test things.
I zip tied the OEM dash lights for now :shrug:
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