Dang, sorry to hear about all that. I am about an inch taller, same inseam. I had an ole timer that rides the KLR show me to mount and dismount the bike like a horse. Put left foot on left footpeg and then swing right leg up and over the seat, leaving the kickstand down until you get up and on the bike. I also welded a huge heavy round washer on the bottom of the kickstand. The bike has yet to want to sink into dirt or hot blacktop. I also dismount the same way. Put kickstand down, stand up on pegs and swing right leg up and over and step off the bike. Oh upgrade the footpeg bolts with 10.9 or 12.9 hardness bolts. My local ACE hardware store had both.I'm 5'9", 31" inseam an last October, when parking my A19 in my side yard (on wet turf), my kick stand sunk into the sod and me and the bike fell to the left. I hit my head on the house while going down and broke my left shoulder when I hit the ground :mad0235: That cost me 6 months of pain and the bikes left handguard plastic. Lesson learned: don't park it if you can't get your feet on the ground, cause the suspension will unload when you go to get off.