Sore, sooooo sore!
After a 2400 km loop to Edmonton and back, I now understand why many of you have a second (more comfortable) bike.
My neck aches and now feels like tendons are popping down my back. My arse has no feeling and my hands tingle. If I was 35 years younger I would laugh it off, but I'm not.
So, while I will not be in a rush to take the KLR on another tour like that, I am going to change out a few things that should make it a better trailie, tires, proper progressive suspension, maybe gearing....
Also, the "only Kawi dealer in Edmonton" was a big disappointment. In amoungst the Moto Guzzi, Triumph, Husky and even a new Norton, sat 3 lonely Kawasakis (one I think was used) No KLR's, no gear at all. Tho I did manage to pick up some filters.
I love the bike, but for touring there are better machines available. IMHDO
(In my humble, damaged opinion)