New '09 KLR owner- Austin, TX
I just bought a 2009 KLR with a few upgrades. I'm trying to learn about the bike and what has been done to it.
Here are the add-ons I know about:
Trickle charger connector
12 volt cigarette port
I'd like to figure out if the following things have been done:
.22 cent mod
thermobob- what is this for anyways? Riding in hot conditions?
lowered suspension links
It has knobby tires front and back. Since I use it for commuting, it makes it pretty squirrely. Is it common for people to buy a second front wheel and keep a street tire on it? That way it's easier to change the wheel out when you're going to go off-road?
When it comes to mods, I'm not so much interested in improving performance as I don't really push the ability of the bike when it's stock. I'm more interested in making it bomb proof or easier to maintain when I'm in the middle of nowhere. Along that line of thinking, do y'all have any suggestions?
Things I'd like to consider
stainless steal brake lines- is this for more responsive breaking? or because it's more durable that regular break lines?
Also, any suggestions for places to ride off road around Austin would be greatly appreciated.
Ultimately, I'd like to to some serious adventure touring. South America is my dream trip.