How do you feel about Motarding a KLR650?
Granted 400 lbs is a *little* on the heavy side as Motards go, but has anyone given any thought to making their KLR into a Motard? I know Larryboy reduced his front wheel size, but he kept it a dual sport. I also recently saw an '05 KLR650 on Craig'slist that was successfully changed over, but the owner didn't say if the mod was a success or not.
(ie. did the bike's handling go down the tubes after the new wheels were installed).
I've heard all sorts of stories about how the bike would become unstable at speed or in the twisties one you reduced the rake by adding a smaller front wheel, but others have said that's bologna. Others still have said that the KLR's frame isn't stiff enough and that the bike doesn't have enough power to compete in the Motard world.
Anyway, I just wondered what you guys thought, or knew, about the mod.