I went to the dealer today and laid hands on a 2014 KLR for the first time. Man was I in for a surprise when I threw my leg over it. I would need some 6inch platform shoes to ride this thing. I’m 5 foot 8 inches tall and could barely touch the ground with my tip toes. How in the hell do you ride these things? Surely the factory doesn’t expect the average height person to have to lower a bike and buy a new seat before it leaves the show room floor. My question is how low will a lowering link get the bike? Will it need a new side stand? What the hell are they thinking? Going from Harley to KLR may be a harder transition than I thought.