i didn't know that about the new kinetics.
one thing that was strange is than even though my kinetic had been ridden so little, the ignition switch had managed to come ungrounded and almost completely disconnected. i found both of the screws that should hold the wiring tight inside the headlight unit. i also found a 2nd white wire that is a mystery to me.
good-luck with your ped, hope you have an easier time figuring out what is wrong than i am!!