OK, so I'm trying to set up my new KLR and here's what I got going on so far...
After looking around a whole lot at stuff, I decided on the PD Nerf kit for in case I dump it over and I like the idea of stretching my legs on the long hauls with the highway pegs and will probably add Nerf side bags of some kind for extra storage.
I also went with the HT center stand right off to make servicing easier.
For the front I'm adding the fork brace and switching to proggressive springs as they made a huge difference on my other bike.
Other changes will be lowering slightly so I'm not paddling on my tip toes and adding a 16t front sprocket as I have to do a lot of highway miles to get where I want to go and want to relax the motor some. I've done some test rides and think the higher gearing will feel and ride better for me all around, and as far as lowering I don't plan to boulder hop or jump logs. The stock height is straining my lower back and hips too much at stops and starts. I need to able to get on her and get going a little easier. Think what you want about that comment...
Am still contemplating two things with the engine, the doohicky mod, and maybe the thermostat bypass mod. The bike is new and the first cruise will be about 3,000 miles after some good break in. I have noted the heat is all over the place, very inconsistent...really cool driving, cold in cool weather, hot and cold in traffic.
As far as the doohiky thing, I'd like to at least replce the spring and am under the impression I can do that under the outer cover, but do I still need to pull the flywheel mag?
So far I am having fun just getting used to the bike, breaking things in, and chasing loosey goosey fasteners with thread locker
My rear rack tried to get away not to mention a few other things.