NO OFFENCE....you did read this right...?
But..the way you have worded and posted your original post it sounds a lot like you regret buying and owning your KLR...it seems in more than my eyes.
Yes you could have riden your bike bone stock for as long as you wanted or forever. BUT..you decided to buy the other stuff, fluff, or whatever you want to call it to make it something it wasn't the day you decided to lay the money down. You didn't need to ..panniers=backpack, windshield=full faced helmet, better suspension=get over it-it's a $5800 bike.....it will never be a Concours....you know it and we know it.....so you can't compare...can you.?
It's a cheapman's adventure touring dirtbike...nothing less nothing more....it does everything well but nothing great...if you do what we all do...change it!
Yes you need to spend to accomplish this..yes you have $8000 total into your bike.....what else can you buy for $8000 that has the capabilities of your bike? I'd like to know as many other would too I imagine. A BMW..?
As stated ...the KLR is a blank canvas for you to make your own....yes you can not choose to change or add to it but yes you can add and change it too to make it a total package to enjoy. IMHO
But to post up and wine about it...why??? You much know you are hitting a hornets nest with a stick doing so....no?
Not to mention ...saying..make sure your grammar and spelling is correct to take one seriously??? OK sure...?
Yes you say you like your bike...so stop complaining and compring it to obviously different bikes that really you can't compare it to.
Either ride and add to your bike and enjoy it totally.....or sell it and move on!
Sorry rant over....and no I don't check for grammar and spelling!! Sorry!