thank you all for your info/posts/advice! i love this site...
garry, you're a diamond -bet you've never heard that one before, eh? eh?? went to motomex and got myself a michelin t66, albeit at 1700pesos.. yikes.
the relay WAS the problem and the nice mechanic at the 'taller' /workshop across the viaducto from motomex said he didn't have one but would i like the one from his own bike, since i was in a hurry?! pulled it out of his own machine, tested it on mine, and said he'd buy another for himself soon. if that isn't damn hellishly cool i don't know what is.
with regards to my illness i actually already had a d+v remedy, from an american doc before i set off. it is some antibiotic that you take one every 12 hrs til the symptoms disappear, and today already i was able to go out to the kawasaki dealer! so it works. can't remember the name, and it's packed again now. maybe i'll add the name to this post at a later date
just to answer my own question for anyone else looking for the flasher relay in a klr650, it is at the front of the fuel tank, hidden down just above the top of the coolant bottle. quite deeply 'in there', it is a black rectangular block, unlike circular car flashers, and about an inch and a half long. to get at it the mechanic had to take quite a few bolts out. hope that helps someone, someday.
again, thanks y'all!