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Old 09-16-2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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2013 KTM 350 EXC, Headlight stays on?

Hello,

I just picked up a 2013 KTM 350 EXC-F. Sweet bike!

My issue with it when trail riding is when I come to a stop and want to kill the bike for a few min, I hit the kill switch yet the headlight stays on indefinitely until you switch off the key.

Is this the intended behavior? Is there a different relay one can install so that the headlights turns off after, say, 10 seconds after the engine stops running?
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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Hello,

I just picked up a 2013 KTM 350 EXC-F. Sweet bike!

My issue with it when trail riding is when I come to a stop and want to kill the bike for a few min, I hit the kill switch yet the headlight stays on indefinitely until you switch off the key.

Is this the intended behavior? Is there a different relay one can install so that the headlights turns off after, say, 10 seconds after the engine stops running?
I think that's normal since you've got the ignition in the ON position. My 690 does the same thing.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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Are you saying the ignition has 2 "on" positions? That would make me feel stupid if I didn't notice that...
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:32 AM   #4
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It's a 50 state street legal bike, all 50 state street legal bikes do that.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:36 AM   #5
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Are you saying the ignition has 2 "on" positions? That would make me feel stupid if I didn't notice that...
When you use the "kill switch" you're not turning off the ignition system completely. Mine still has power to the lights and the ABS system settings stay the same until i actually turn off the key. All you're doing is stopping the engine by using the kill switch.

Nice Bike BTW. I might have seen that on CL as I was looking for a 350 off and on.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:38 AM   #6
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It's a 50 state street legal bike, all 50 state street legal bikes do that.
My buddy has the 530 EXC and when he hits the kill switch (key stays on) the headlights turn off...
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:46 AM   #7
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My buddy has the 530 EXC and when he hits the kill switch (key stays on) the headlights turn off...
The 530 is different than the 500 in that the light is an AC light which requires the motor to be running. The 500 the light is DC. Under the mask there is a dongle that can be removed and the headlight will turn off after a short period of time once the motor is killed.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:05 PM   #8
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Cool! Do you have any further details on this procedure?
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:22 PM   #9
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Cool! Do you have any further details on this procedure?
I must first qualify that I assume the 350 is the same as the 500. Under the mask there should be a connector that is the same shape/size as the one for the headlight. This connector will not have wires coming out of it but terminate with some shrink tube that has been fused. Simply remove this connector and all is well. I keep the connector that is removed in my tank bag, Reconnecting sure helps should you have some issues with the light circuit that might need to be diagnosed.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:32 PM   #10
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Thanks a lot!

I will take a look tonight.
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