Wow! So helpful. Thanks DPelletier! I've ridden dirtbikes my whole life. My friend convinced me to do a mini adventure with him and I was hooked. I'm now the proud owner of a 2008 KLR 650 with 10k miles on it. The exact model you don't want. I guess I should have read this first. It's dead stock except crash bars. I'm an okay wrench and even use to be a professional diesel mechanic, but never had a bike with fairings, and all this extra stuff. What manuals do you like for the KLR? I read this whole thread and your suggestions for what do to when getting a new / used bike and will follow that, but I don't really want to change out the cylinder and stuff. Is it really that bad?