Damocles, where did you go Elk hunting on your KLR? Rifle / Hand gun / Bow, cool beans.
Actually, the ungulate (elk) quarter capability is in the iconic legend of CycleRacks development; the design goal of the product was to be able to handle such a load. I've never had the pleasure.
Closest I ever came was caribou hunting in Labrador; snowmobile transport; H & H .375 (I know, I know: WAY overkill!).
Did get to ride considerable miles on the Trans-Lab highway, in a "cage," in December. Looked like a real paradise for KLRistas, in WARMER weather!