Keep an eye on your clutch cable. It is the only one that has given me any grief with raised bars. The throttle can be flipped and the choke cable has (had) enough play in it.
If there is any chafing or tightness on the clutch cable, consider Motion Pro's 3" longer version for $12. Buy two, carry a spare you will never need.
There are a lot of MOLLE bags available that are of pretty good quality, though made in China, of course. Trump may have driven prices up...
It seems the paintballers love this tactikool stuff and have created a market for it. I have found plenty of variety at reasonable prices.
Thanks for the tips! I flipped my throttle when I first raised the bars, and never found an acceptable solution to the clutch cable.........until............I routed it through the existing two water lines, to the rear of the downtube, around to the left side of the downtube, in between the radiator mount and left side of frame, up in front of the left side upper triple clamp, and to the lever. I zip tied it behind the downtube, to the left of the downtube, and to the left wire loop on the frame near the upper triple clamp (somewhat optional...it was there, so why not). I eliminated the interference caused by the left handguard mount where the cable comes out of the lever. I also eliminated the double 90 degree turns that were required in the stock configuration to go past the frame and under/around/in front of/catching on the ignition. Check out the pics...ridiculous amounts of well controlled slack.
Like you, I had already worn a hole in the original clutch cable because of the nonsensical stock routing (2900 miles now on the bike). I was so pissed from the clutch cable problems I pulled off the KLR lower dash to allow more free cable movement at full right steering lock. Thanks for the links on the cables.....I did check out the longer aftermarket cables, but didn't like the tiny cable ends, or rider reports on the longevity.
I don't know why Kawi didn't route it up the left side. I saw that a forum member had previously done the left side routing, but he routed it up to the rear of the upper triple clamp, which I didn't like. I tried it in front and it worked like a charm.
With this routing, problems totally eliminated. Couldn't be happier. You can see in the pics I am in the process of rewiring the once-again-installed KLR lower dash
Good call on having an extra cable...I do ascribe to the belief/fact that if I have a spare of something I will never need it. FWIW, I learned a long time ago that one can shift in an emergency with no cable by slightly rolling of the throttle, thus unloading the gears, when shifting. The timing has to be right, of course. I have done it in "on the edge" situations with my dirt bikes, usually when I going up insanely steep hills, losing momentum, need to downshift, and cannot pull two fingers of the grip to pull the clutch. I think it is safe to say I will never be in that situation with the KLR! :-D
I am glad the paintballers are all over the vests etcetera...definitely keeps the supply up and prices down! I'm checking it out as my next (lighter) cargo solution. Thanks! :-D