I realize there's a reason for the way the front fender is mounted on the KLR, but I don't really plan on boar-hogging thru great mud holes in any foreseeable future.......and personally, I just don't like the way it looks. I know others love it, so fine - we've all got our place. (check out the neat new contours of my Seat Concepts kit)
The saddlebags are another example. I don't like the way they look when they're stuck way up and back on the cargo platform, but realize that most people need the room on the seat. I ride alone 100% of the time, so mounted them lower and more forward to get the weight where "I" think it should be.
The stock fender. Way on up there. Today I got to futzing with it. I don't like them sitting right down on the tire, either, so tried for a middle road.
This is better but the stock fender just isn't shaped for this. Let's move it a bit more, just for grins. Added 2 washers on each front mounting bolt and a ¼" longer spacer on the rear bolts.......
To my eye, this is about as good as it's gonna get. I had ordered an Ascerbis fender but ran into problems, so maybe next week I'll try again. Has anyone ever tried trimming the droop snoot on these things ?? I'm tempted to give it a whirl, but gotta ponder on it a bit more.