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The original keyswitch has a 100 ohm resistor inside it...if you fit an aftermarket ignition switch you need to transfer the resistor over otherwise the plugs will not spark.
Thanks for hint!! Is good to know
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My new front sprocket arrived yesterday...15 tooth [one less than standard]. I took the bike for a blast then changed the sprocket and went out for another blast to assess the difference. It was pouring down with rain so I only went for a quick 10 mile spin...but the difference was noticable. The bike is a lot more urgent when applying power, It seems to pull out of corners better and it goes through the gears quicker, surprisingly not affecting the top speed by much [although I wasn't going to push it too hard in the wind and rain]. All in all it was the most enjoyable ride that I have had on this bike...I got home grinning like a cheshire cat even though I was drenched! On a little country lane near where I live I had a great blast around some twisty bends...I can't wait to do it in the dry!
I am seriously considering going up a couple of teeth on the back sprocket as well now, because for me the acceleration is more important that top speed. Now this might just be my imagination because the bike felt so much sportier, but I swear it was handling better as well!! Impossible? Well because the new cog uses a link less I had to adjust the chain by almost an inch [it was a bit slack to start with] possibly this lengthening of the bikes wheelbase has improved it's handling a bit? I don't know, just guessing.
In short...for the sake of a £7 sprocket the bike is much improved.
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Hi,

I have recently bought a KLE500 A2 as a winter project, it has had front end damage so i need to replace side and upper fairings, buy a new set of clocks, etc. This seems to be the best place to get advice about KLE's so i was wondering if somebody could help.

Firstly, how compatible are parts from different year models? I recall reading on here somebody said they saw "In the first photo you can see the right hand side panel is off of a B1 model." would this fit on normally or require modification at all?

Secondly, the few parts I have managed to find seem to always be just the right hand side fairing, is there any reason for this or just bad luck?

Thanks for any help you can offer

Can you help me with the ignition locker resistor? Im with a big problem ! I've buyed 2 cdi's 2 fuse boxes, 2 side motor cover (with the stator and pickup) i've checked all corrent cuts (side stand and clutch) and everything is with the good values! Can you help me ? where can i find a digram with the ignition locker sistem and his resistor ? thx!
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