The KLR 650 uses glass fuses that are prone to break. Many riders have swapped them for fuse breakers or blade type fuses.
If you're handy with a soldering gun the upgrade is pretty easy. The following is merely a demonstration and is not recommended
or endorsement by this website.
Wire cutters/strippers, 10 & 20 amp. replacement fuses, crimp
on blade type connectors, solder & soldering iron, some heat shrink tubing and a heat gun.
A. This is what the
factory set up looks like under your seat.
B. Remove the entire fuse assembly and bring it somewhere you can work on
it. One end had a plastic clip release mechnaism & the other has push in friction connectors.
C. Cut off the glass
fuse holers & be sure to label which goes to which fuse.
D. Strip the wires, tin the ends, crimp & solder the
blade connectors to the wires. Place the shrink tubing over the blades to prevent them from touching one another.
Secure the blades to the appropriate fuses.
F. Reconnect the wires to the harness and you're done. I added some foam
to help protect the fuse breakers however this is not necessary.