Curiosity more than a little piqued, I investigated. Interesting discovery, and I thought I ought to pass it along to the masses here. That indeed was a Gen I KLR 650 under the canopy, and it belongs to this guy....
That's Mike, and Mike is a manufacturer and distributor of an interesting farkle for KLRista's. He calls it the Tank Vest. You can see an example of one there on his bike.
Here's the bare bones, naked vest, without any attachments.
The webbing will accept most anything that is made for Alice or Molle pack systems. The vest itself is made of 1000 denier ballistic nylon, water proof and rugged as the trails we run when we run out of road.
No drilling or modification required, it goes on or off in seconds, using webbing and synthetic buckles. Weight can be distributed as needed for balance and center of gravity. The ballistic nylon is washable and drip dries.
The Tank Vest is currently available for stock metal Gen I tanks, and IMS after market tanks. A design accommodating The Gen II ['08 and newer] KLR 650 is in the works, and should be available soon.
I can envision something like this on there:
Price? Need to talk to Mike about that. I'll invite him on over to fill in the blanks, answer questions, maybe we can get him to hang at the campfire a bit. He's got another line of wares that might interest a few of you.....
Check out the machine gun rental page. You can call him @ 304-433-7702, Inwood, WV. http://www.tankvest.com/