Ben & his new-to-him Gen 1 KLR650
I'm Ben, currently living in west-central PA. I recently bought a 2003 KLR650 with intentions of putting some serious miles on it. I've been riding for five or so years - street and track. However, any time I've taken a motorcycle off road was never intentional and usually expensive. So, with a penchant for travel and a desire to get some dirt miles under my belt, I picked up the KLR. I don't have any serious plans to take the bike outside the US right now, but that scenario isn't terribly unlikely either.
As far as necessary modifications, I've got the Eagle Mike Doohickey kit due to arrive Monday. My next step is some crash protection (as I successfully white-knuckled my way through some mud this past weekend, but really thought the bike was going down). I'm a bit overwhelmed with the amount of farkles available, but I'm currently looking at crash bars (probably Dirtracks full kit) and a skid plate (not sure). So, just saying "hey" and welcome any advice and recommendations on "mandatory" mods.