Thanks for the insight from the other side. Actually I strongly dislike traffic, main roads and Interstate driving. I am always drawn to places as far away from civilization as possible. I really want something smooth and powerful but dang it, I want to stray a little bit OFF the beaten path also and I do not like the thought of more than one bike because it would drive me crazy trying to figure out which bike to take on any given day. Maybe I need to start thinking about a Strom with 50/50 tires?
Remember an FJR is for touring. I have a friend that was looking at Gold Wings, FJR, and ST1300 and he went with the ST1300. All great bikes, just they all work best for "touring" which means Highway/Interstate riding. He won't even do really backwoods stuff now.
I hate to say it, but you might want to look at the FZ1 2001-2005 models. You sit up right, you can toss on Cortech Saddle Bags, Tail Bag and away you go for a week. Still small and light enough to still take backroads. Lets face it with rider on an FJR you are looking at 1000lbs+ with packed gear and all...ouch that is heavy.
Or, how about the new Bandit 1250S...or something smaller the FZ6 or SV650. The Strom is suppose to be nice too but pricey.
Serouisly though I would keep the KLR650 and think about adding a street bike. You should have an idea on what type of roads you plan to hit before you ride out. I know if I get a KLR I will be mostly on dirt roads and trails 98% of the time. However there are times I want to travel which means needing to take a Hwy or Interstate in this part of the country to get anywhere interesting then the FZ1 is what I would take. The Honda 599 is really the wifes (although I put more miles then her on it).
Soo many nice bike sout there...if you got the cash how about a KTM 990Adventure S? A lot of power for the street, and still can do the off-road stuff. Buy an extra set of rims and toss street tires on it when you mostly want to ride the street :-)