I'm anxiously waiting for the trip report.
Maybe, sometime after I get my self-serving prevarications and exaggerations sorted out, klr4evr!
Just skimming the itinerary: Back of the Dragon (VA 16; Tazewell to Marion), Tail of the Dragon (everyone knows where THAT is), Helen, GA (famous for its, "Bat Out Of" ride), Asheville, NC (where we spent a day at Cogent Dynamics, where a rebuilt MOAB shock was fitted to the hack), Maggie Valley, NC (where we visited Wheels Through Time Museum), Blue Ridge Parkway (with a stop at Mt. Mitchell, highest point in NC), and on and on.
One thing: After this trip, I must wonder at those who ask whether a KLR650 can maintain sustained road speed of around 75 mph. Let me tell you, that stock-engine hack can, and did!