Welcome from N.C.
I've been riding for about the last eight years, four of which I spent researching the KLR and several other bikes like it. Last January I bought a 2014 KLR 650 NE (Roxanne). My wife named her since it's close to Rocks, Sand. When I parked her in June for my deployment she was just shy of 3000 miles. I'm looking forward to getting back home so I can ride some more.
So far I have added Barkbuster and SW Motech crash bars. Both of which became a priority after I dropped it in a patch of slick mud. Bar risers are in the mail now so I can install them when I get home. Other than that I just have to get some new tires installed since the stock rear is already worn down.
I love the KLR and it has been a great bike to learn on since I had never left the pavement prior to this bike.