Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: South Australia
A few more ideas for new owners.
Install some hand guards to save the levers. I use the solid ones. They clamp to the bars and go right around into the end of the bars. They are very sturdy and will save the levers most of the time.
If the bike is too upright on the stand get a shorter kickstand or cut/weld the current one. Because the OP's bike was lowered the kickstand is too long. So the bike is too upright and it won't take much to tip it. It may be possible to loosen it a bit to give a bit more play but this is only a short term solution.
Also look for a kickstand with a bigger 'foot' or end. The KLR is quite heavy and on dirt the kickstand can slowly sink into the ground and tip the bike.
Many thanks to DPelletier for the replacement tab link. A durable quick-fix is a strip of ally sheet a couple of inches long and a couple of bolts. Drill a couple of matching holes in the shroud and sheet and bolt them together. Bend the strip 90 degrees and bolt the other end to the bike. Not as pretty but it works. I also make a small nick or cut on either side of the 90 degree bend just to make sure it tears there and not where the shroud is bolted to it.
And the bike vibrates a lot. Every bolt you undo will work its way loose again. OK, it isn't quite that bad but when I first got mine I couldn't believe how much everything shakes loose. It is a good habit to check all the bolts fairly regularly, much more than you would on a car or multi-cylinder bike.
They are a great bike. Very rideable and reliable and very comfortable. Riding around on a sofa is how I describe it. Enjoy.